This webquest is about the different types of family and the importance of the family unit. Also, it is about helping students to accept differences and similarities between families and others. This webquest would take quite a while to create within the classroom especially if it is something new being introduced. However, once you have the content or know what is it exactly that you will be doing it makes it a lot easier. To my fellow educators that would like to implement this within their classroom, I would say go right ahead as it is very interacting and interesting. However, prepare the content needed before inserting or uploading any information.
Some of the standards that this webquest addresses within the early childhood curriculum are linked to the Social Studies guide.
1. Define types of family
2. Tell at least two or three importance of the family.
3. What is a family
The ISTE standards that is linked to this webquest are:
1.Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity.
a.Promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness.
3.Model digital age work and learning.
b. Collaborate with students, peers, parents and community members using digital tools and resources to support students success and innovation.
1. Empowered Learner
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate learning in a variety of ways.
6. Creative Communicator
6a. Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
I would like to say a big thank you to my lecturer Dr. Thompson, she has afforded me the opportunity to be a digital citizen in this digital age. I would also like to thank my daughter who assisted me with sourcing pictures for the heading of each section.
Also, Healthychildren.org was a major help in accessing the resources.Thank you.
The world is becoming technologically savvy so it is imperative that we keep abreast and incorporate these tools and devices within our classrooms so as to make our children digital citizen of this digital age.