Monday, June 22, 2009

Instructional Applications of the Internet - Website

I think that I am on the right track with the Webquest. I found 4 or 5 good links, I created thought provoking tasks for each link and now I am experimenting with WebQuest templates. I have tried Filametality and did not like the look for an Elementary student. This final product was dull and I did not find an option to add images. I started to use Gardenquest but got stuck because my Web Browser was not as high as they need. I will have to download a new version and start over. I liked the variety of templates that were available on the site. I signed up for the 30 day trial.

I have also been working on my Instructional Website Proposal. I have decided to do an Instructional Website on the Social Website Ning. I am doing a project on Ning in my Technology and Learning class and I can use the same research for both projects. I have found that since I do not actually teach it is harder to decide on subject matter for my projects. I can not use current teaching material and turn it into a useful, creative lessons. Despite the extra thought (Do not want to strain my brain too much! :) I think that I am going in the right direction. I am just waiting for approval from Dr. Ingram for the WebQuest and Website.

1 comment:

Molly said...

Wow! I'm impressed with how good your blog looks - the pink is so summery too. I have not put a picture up and after seeing yours I think I will - makes it more personal. At first I was gulping cuz I thought all your blogging was for Instructional Apps but then realized that you have two classes going on there.
Anyways I saw your comment about it being harder to decide on a subject matter for the projects not being a teacher. I can relate to that. Sometimes I have ideas but don't know how to make it fit in the framework of a lesson plan, coming up with challenging and interesting tasks that fit with the standards. My advantage is that I work in a school library so at least hear about what some of the teachers are doing. Regardless I think we'll learn a lot -I like using these technologies.