Tuesday, October 16, 2012

WebQuest and AT

I enjoyed my first WebQuest; there was definitely a lot of information to consume. I learned many new things from the information. Some of the links didn't work, which was annoying, but that could easily be fixed; especially if you made one of your own. In the future, I can see myself using a WebQuest as a learning tool in the classroom. I think it would be interesting to use it as a type of treasure hunt on a certain topic. Each web page they go to will give them clues for the next page and what to look for. They would have a fill in the blank paper where the answers would go. At the end whoever gets done first wins, but there would be some type of prize for every completed WebQuest. I think this is a valuable way to have students read and comprehend information.
                Learning about all the different types of computer software and tools was something completely foreign to me. I had no idea that there are so many different ways to control a computer. AT makes many things accessible. All of this showed me how the true the old time saying "If there's a will, there's a way." is. As a future special education teacher I will come across many different students with different disabilities and I need to be creative, intuitive, and persistent in making their education experience the best!

1 comment:

  1. I like that you likened a WebQuest to a 'treasure hunt'. That really gets at the key idea behind it-- at least one way to make it motivating for students. I know that this quest had a lot of info-- but if you can imagine the millions of more websites that a student would have to weed through if it was a plain old Google search.

    Sorry about the broken links. I tried to provide a few alternatives. One of these days I will make my own quest; for now, theirs hits allt he big ideas!
    (unless you want to help me in your spare time!)