Our Monthly Webquest Newsletter
teaching staff at iwebquest.com is excited to deliver to you our first
Webquest Newsletter. Our
Monthly Webquest Newsletter will deliver updates regarding our newest
Webquest, great books and other resources that will make using these
webquests with your class a breeze, our renowned seminars and
workshops, and lots of other educational goodies.
Here is what you will find in this Month’s
1. Check Out Our Great New Webquest: OceanQuest
2. Bring Our Seminars to The Teacher’s of Your District
3. Great Children’s Books about the Ocean That Every Teacher Must
4. Teacher Corner: Topic
of the Month
5. Kid’s Contest
1. iwebquest.com Presents our Great New Webquest:
is a sample of what you will find:
my vacation at the ocean, I saw and heard how our ocean and the
animals that live there are being put into danger by the activities of
humans. One day, I saw a bunch of trash from a fast food restaurant
that people had just left on the beach. Another day, some people on
jet-skis came and made all sorts of noise. Later, I noticed a gas
slick near the marina. These are just a few of the many human-caused
problems are impacting our ocean and the animals that live there. It
was discouraging. Then, I ran across an article on the, Oceans
Act of 2004. This article describes how congress has created a
group of people to develop a plan to help the oceans and the animals
that live there. The best part is that they are looking for kids to
help. I want to work together with you and other students in your
class to help our oceans…”
This sounds great! Take me to OceanQuest
2004 so I can get started!
You can Bring One of Our New Seminars to The Teacher’s of Your
Using WEBQUESTS to
Strengthen YOUR STUDENTS’ CRITICAL-THINKING SKILLS
A New Seminar
Are you looking for new
and engaging ways to teach using the latest technology? Do you wish
that you could strengthen your students’ critical-thinking skills
while increasing their motivation at the same time? Are you interested
in developing or using Webquests in your classroom? If so, this
seminar has been designed for you. It has been developed to address
the specific needs of students in grades 5-8. Matt Durant will
share proven ideas, strategies and activities that will strengthen
your students’ problem-solving skills.
more information: Click
or call me at (617) 522-7872.
That Every Teacher Must Have
Elementary teachers and parents can locate
great books for kids on the Ocean. Annotated bibliographies,
links to Amazon.com, and easy access to local libraries make it a
cinch to find children's literature on the Ocean. Check Out our top
ten choices or click
here to see our complete annotated bibliography.
Let us know what you think.
Do you have online resources that be added to this list?
Dorris, Ellen Marine
Biology (Real Kids, Real Science Books) 1993.
Thames & Hudson; ISBN: 0500190070 (Hardcover)
Fredricks, Anthony Exploring
the Oceans : Science Activities for Kids 1998.
Fulcrum Pub; ISBN: 1555913792 (Hardcover)
Knight, Lindsay Under
the Sea (Nature Company Discoveries) 1995.
Time Life; ISBN: 0783547609 (Hardcover)
MacQuitty, Miranda Eyewitness:
Ocean (Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Books) 2000.
DK Publishing; ISBN: 0789460343 (Hardcover)
Nye, Bill Bill
Nye the Science Guy's : Big Blue Ocean 1998.
Hyperion Press; ISBN: 0786850639 (Library
Disney Pr (Juv Trd); ISBN: 0786842210 (Hardcover)
Sayre, April Ocean
(Sayre, April Pulley. Exploring Earth's Biomes) 1996.
Twenty First Century Books; ISBN: 0805040846 (Hardcover)
Smith, P. Project
Earth Science : Physical Oceanography 1994.
Natl Science Teachers Assn; ISBN: 0873551303 (Paperback)
Taylor, Leighton The
Atlantic Ocean (Life in the Sea) 1999.
Blackbirch Marketing; ISBN: 1567112463 (Hardcover)
Time Life Ocean
Life (Time-Life Student Library) 1999.
Time Life; ISBN: 0783513577 (Hardcover)
VanCleave, Janice Janice
Vancleave's Oceans for Every Kid : Easy Activities That Make Learning
Science Fun (Science for Every Kid Series) 1996.
John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0471124532 (Hardcover)
Waterlow, Julia The
Atlantic Ocean (Seas and Oceans Series) 1997.
Raintree/Steck Vaughn; ISBN: 081724509X (Hardcover)
Topic of the Month
Sometimes it seems that no matter how
hard we teachers try, we end up trapped in our own classroom creating
our own lesson plans. The
Internet is revolutionizing teaching and brining us into the age of
“We Is Smarter Than Me!” The
Teachers Corner: Topic of the Month utilizes the Internet to create an
open forum where teachers can share their ideas and lesson plan on the
topic of the month. Would you like to submit your ideas to be considered for
publication in iwebquest.com’s Webquest Newsletter for the upcoming
month? Please e-mail your
ideas or lesson plans to firstname.lastname@example.org.
with the words “Teacher’s Corner:
Topic of the Month” in the subject box.
was Daily Life like for the Ancient Greeks?
Wow! Each month, thousands of students participate in the
activities that are on our Webquests.
This month those kids will be working to create a web page on
an ocean animal using a mural of this animal and a report that they
write on this animal. We invite you to participate and then share your
web page with us. We will
link to all of your web pages but we will use the rubrics that you can
find on the Webquest to chose the top three student web pages that
will be placed into a special winner’s circle. Teachers, parents,
and students proceed to the OceanQuest 2000.
recommend iwebquest.com’s Webquest Newsletter to a friend!
a great Month.
I look forward to
speaking with you again at this same time next month.
Durant, Director of iwebquest.com
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