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Rubric and List of Critera

In this section, we have provided you with the following tools to help you acquire professional development credit for this workshop. If you are interested, we suggest that you print these items and discuss them with your administrator.



WebQuests Rubric

This rubric is for your administrator to use to assess your completion of the assignment in the Implementation section of this workshop.

1. Introduction The WebQuest lesson begins with an introductory paragraph that clearly describes the role that students will be playing in the WebQuest project and provides an overview of the WebQuest project

The WebQuest project has an introductory paragraph but the role of the students in the WebQuest project and the overview of the WebQuest project are still unclear and unfocused The WebQuest project does not have an introductory paragraph that clearly describes the role of the students in WebQuest project and also lacks an overview of the WebQuest project
2. Central Task

The WebQuest project describes the end product that the students are expected to complete and lists what information must be summarized, analyzed and organized by them The WebQuest project briefly describes the end product that the students are expected to complete and what information the students must summarize, analyze and organize is unclear

The WebQuest project does not describe the end product that the students are expected to complete and does not list what information must be summarized, analyzed and organized
3. Information Resources The project lists the Web resources and sites the students will use for the WebQuest project The project lists a few Web resources and sites the students can use for the WebQuest project

The project does not list Web resources and sites the students can use for the WebQuest project
4. Process

The project lists the step-by-step process that the students should use to complete the task

The project lists some steps the students can use to complete the task but the steps are unclear

The project does not list the step-by-step process that the students can take to complete the task

5. Learning Guidelines

The project includes information and suggestions about how to structure and organize a WebQuest resource page The project includes a few suggestions and select pieces of information about how to structure and organize a WebQuest resource page The project does not include any information and suggestions about how to structure and organize a WebQuest resource page

6. Conclusion

The project summarizes what the students should accomplish by the end of the WebQuest project

The project briefly summarizes what the students should accomplish by the end of the WebQuest project

The project does not summarize what the students should accomplish by the end of the WebQuest project



List of Assessment Criteria

This suggested list of criteria can be used as a guide for an administrator when determining the level of integration of the workshop topic into the overall school curriculum over a greater period of time. This list can also be used as a guide for teacher self-assessment.

  1. The degree to which WebQuest lessons are used in the classroom.
  2. The degree to which students are using information from the Web.
  3. The degree to which staff development is centered on technology.
  4. The degree to which the introduction provides a substantial overview.
  5. The degree to which the task or main research question is well defined.
  6. The degree to which WebQuest lessons are based on real-world concepts.
  7. The degree to which WebQuest lessons are based on students' interests.
  8. The degree to which WebQuest lessons model steps to go through for students.
  9. The degree to which step-by-step directions are provided.
  10. The degree to which WebQuest lessons provide a list of online resources.
  11. The degree to which rubrics are used to assess student work.
  12. The degree to which teachers and students reflect on their learning.
  13. The degree to which the tasks use open-ended questions.
  14. The degree to which the teacher functions as a facilitator in WebQuest lessons.
  15. The degree to which WebQuest lessons are assessed for their effectiveness.
  16. The degree to which WebQuest lessons correlate with the class curriculum.
  17. The degree to which students work cooperatively on the WebQuest lessons.



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