ons/goals/index.htm - Goal Reaching Process - "Research
career options, formulate a concrete and measurable goal. Design
a plan for attaining your goal. Nice reading level and very
simple instructions. A couple of links are outdated, but that
won't interfere with the project."
- A list of ESOL Quests presented
at TESOL 2002, 2003,
for a PCI in 2004. Not for beginning ESL, but lots of fun for
intermediate and advanced.
Famous Hispanic Americans.
- Written for ABE students - "Easter is a special time of year
celebrated in many different ways around the world. Come on a
WebQuest journey to find out how and why Australians celebrate
(GED level) - In this
WebQuest, you will be looking at several creation myths from
different cultures in order to answer the question, "Do creation
myths influence the beliefs of a society?"
- A WebQuest for Numeracy/Literacy Students (from Australia) - I
thought it was a fun task! "You are to present a portfolio of
information which demonstrates your research on Dubbo. You will
create a well planned itinerary for your holiday including where
you will stay and places you will visit. You will also make up a
table of estimated costs within the budget allowed."
- Ellis Island Quest - "Most
people in America today are from families that came from
somewhere else. The United States is a
nation of immigrants and the immigration process is part of
the following WebQuest, you will adopt one of two roles: the
role of a new immigrant, or the role of an immigration officer.
is to write a page from your diary about this experience."
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/taskonomy.html - WebQuest
Taskonomy: A Taxonomy of Tasks - "A well designed task is doable
and engaging, and elicits thinking in learners that goes beyond
- Several tasks written mostly by adult ed students in Cortez,
- Northeast SABES Education Bookmarks - This site has a few
WebQuests listed but not described. It also has a huge list of
other captivating bookmarks if you have time to browse.
"The problem is to build a
paper airplane that will fly for the longest time. The plane can
be made only from one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" recycled copy paper
and less than 1/2" of tape. Your name will be clearly
visible on the plane. No other materials, such as paper clips,
may be used." -- I found the reading level very reasonable along
with explanations. ABE with high interest in technology and
hands-on learning, but may need a partner or help.
- "This web-based unit will introduce students to strategies and
real-life practice activities for applying problem-solving
skills. They will become familiar with eight strategies and will
practice using these strategies to use the Internet to obtain
information, analyze data, make decisions, and apply
problem-solving skills to find solutions to real-life
situations." A little wordy, but the activities are great.
- Well developed and engaging Quest on
Paper or Plastic - An Internet WebQuest on
Recycling! Designed for third graders but I did not find it
childish at all!
http://www.jsd.k12.ak.us/ab/el/simplemachines.html - "It is
your job in this WebQuest to invent a new machine. Not
just any machine, but a compound machine based on the work of
Rube Goldberg." Nice reading level for ABE or high ESL.
Go to Google, and
type in "anything" Webquests, and start exploring. Your need for
creating lesson plans from scratch may be gone!
We need more
WebQuests for beginning ESL students. Send me the content, and
I'll post it for you!
four years ago, I invented WebTasks. WebTasks integrate reading,
writing, math and technology into a project. The WebTask format
is simple: follow the steps to complete the project. WebTasks
are designed for adult learners who are not likely to take a
WebQuest to completion because of limited time constraints. Some
of the tasks on the site below are outdated since they focused
on computer technology, which has since advanced. However, your
learners may find a few projects of interest. Written at
approximately 6th grade reading level, with definitions linked
to words that might be difficult for ABE students. The
objectives are stated up front, along with a link to rubrics so
that students will know what is expected. I haven't checked the
links for awhile, so let me know if you find some missing.
you get the gist of WebQuests or Task, send me a Word or .txt
document with your creation. I'll format it and publish it for
you on the Internet so that everyone can use it!
structure you examined, send me the following for a WebQuest.:
Procedure or Steps
Optional Teacher Page.
I guarantee that
your students, ABE, GED, ESL, Family Literacy or their aunts and
cousins will love you for it. Besides, you'll love creating one
at Rendezvous 2007 in February!