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Monday, February 14, 2005

Something Cool is on the Way

Last week at the TCEA conference in Austin, this brave group of 30 souls gave something new a trial run.

It's not yet open to the public, but for now here's the news: in a few months it's going to become a lot easier to create really high quality WebQuests. Not cookie-cutter, fill-in-the-blank low level WebQuests, but the Real Thing.

Stay tuned.

12 Comments:

At 9:26 AM, Blogger Will said...

Sounds interesting. I have been working with a developer in Spain to build a WebQuest generator. He built it recently and I have been working on translating it to english. I thought I would share it with you. Sign up for a teacher account and give it a test run. http://west4me.com/webquest/

 
At 11:14 AM, Blogger SMeech said...

Are you looking for any more testers? I have several teachers creating web quests and it would be great to become a part of your project.

 
At 8:25 AM, Blogger Andy said...

I have seen an interesting new product from the UK that might be worth looking at.

http://www.ilessons.co.uk

It looks pretty simple to use and offers an interesting ability to focus students attention on specific sites.

 
At 2:02 PM, Blogger Janet said...

I would like to test. I am at the univeristy level and like to keep on the cutting edge for my students who are involved in, or will be entering into the teaching profession.

In any case, how long do we have to wait?

Janet

 
At 3:16 PM, Blogger Bernie Dodge said...

Figure late June for 1.0b1.

 
At 8:07 PM, Blogger Will said...

Just wondering, is this project open source or would people have to pay?

 
At 11:38 AM, Blogger Bernie Dodge said...

Free from the time of rollout (late June) to the end of 2005. Then probably something like $20 for a 2-year subscription. It's not just code to be open-sourced. It's an ongoing service and community of practice.

 
At 6:09 AM, Blogger Myra said...

I've written six WebQuests so far and have many linked to our school learning page. I'm excited about using this tool to introduce to the school's "Community of Learners Group" Will the WebQuest generator be a tool that elementary students could use as an assessment option to show what they have learned on a specific assignment?

 
At 9:32 AM, Blogger Salvor said...

That is interesting..
I have been using webquests with my students in Iceland since 1998 and it is an exellent way of introducing teachers to on-line activites.

I have downloaded Antonio┬┤s phpwebquest to my site, here it is
http://www.samkoma.net/vefleidangrar/ and within minutes I had this http://www.samkoma.net/vefleidangrar/sukkulai/index.htm

 
At 3:34 AM, Blogger Bob Leake said...

I am trying to develop a WebQuest generator using ASP and an SQL database. I have tried to link it to the UK National Curriculum. The site is at www.e-teachers.org.uk. I would welcome any feedback and/or any volunteers who would like to become authors. Any feedback or volunteers please email me.

 
At 4:01 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

At the Tree of Life Biology Project,
www.tolweb.org
we have just put out free and easy to use web-based tools for creating WebQuests (and other webpages) that get posted as learning materials on our site. The stipulation is that the WebQuest be in some way about an organism (some living thing on earth). It is easy to add resource links and format the WebQuest. The final product gets linked to from our WebQuest page and from a scientist created page for the organism(s) that the WebQuest is about.

 
At 4:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am a Spanish teacher with some very creative students. Would like to test any materials that you might like to share.

Bobbie Peters
petersbo@collier.k12.fl.us

 

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