WebQuest

Valid and Invalid Websites fourth Grade

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Day 1:  To begin our training, we must first know why we should care about how valid a website is. Headquarters would like you to take a look at the link below. After about 5 minutes of looking at this site, click on the back arrow button to get back to this page. 

http://www.angelfire.com/super/badwebs/

Now, that you have seen the site, you are required to click on the wordle link below.  List all the adjectives you can think of to describe this page. Type your adjectives in the white text area of the website that is listed below. When you have typed all your words, click go to see the word cloud that comes up. 

http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm 

 You have five minutes to do this. When you are done, share your word clouds with your classmates.

Now that you have shared your word clouds with your classmates, click on the link below to see why headquarters wanted you to see this website and comment on it. After you read the information, click on the back button to get back to this page.

http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/hoodmarine-422042-unit-intro-education-ppt-powerpoint/

Welcome back! Now let's begin getting our information for our assignment. Click on the link  below for an interactive video about websites on the web. Go through the video and then answer the questions on your answer sheet as you watch. You can pause the video and repeat a slide  as needed. To pause: click on the pause button and to repeat a slide click on repeat.

http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/hoodmarine-2916807-web-browsing-basics/

Day  2

Welcome back! We are now in the second day of our training. Today, we will review what makes a valid website and we will gather more information so that we can complete our mission.

Click on each link below. As you go through the links, fill in your flow chart sheets. For each flow chart you will write in one detail per square about the particular criteria listed. Each criteria will have 3 details  total. (write in phrases, not complete sentences: example expert on subject)

http://vzaar.com/videos/801203

http://www.carnegiecyberacademy.com/libraryGuides/evaluating.html

http://hoodmarine.podbean.com/2008/11/27/how-valid-is-that-website/

 Days 4-5

Hello again consultants! Today, we will use what we have learned so far to evaluate websites. Below you will see four links. What you will do is you will click on each link. Go through each site and answer an evaluation survey sheet for each site. The questions on the survey sheets are attached to this unit. At the end of each sheet, you will be told to score the answers to your questions.

http://web.archive.org/web/20130601195711/http://www.bvs.com/bank-training/

http://www.afb.org/braillebug/helen_keller_bio.asp  

 http://www.gardenofpraise.com/ibdkell.htm

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/creaturefeature/vampire-bat/?source=partner_kids.aol.com

 Once you have seen each site and completed an evaluation sheet for each site, you will create a bar graph to show your results.  Click on the link below to see a video tutorial to see how to use the site. Then after watching the video, click on the back button on your browser to get back to this page. Then click  on the NCES site.

Video link: http://vzaar.com/videos/300016

NCES site:    http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx

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    Description: Answer sheet

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    Description: website evalutation form

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    Description: Review flow chart

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    Description: Evalutation sheets 2

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