web and thinking
Our webquest is almost over with and it has been an interesting process. I was researching last night for a project to do with my students next week. I really could not find what I was looking for but I did encounter several webquest based activities that would be interesting for the students complete. With technology so prevalent on my campus I can easily access the internet and have the students complete the projects. Our district is heading in a new direction with the change in leadership and the new superintendent wants to see more lessons like the ones created using the webquest format. Hopefully it will the students thinking more.
Thanks Karen for you blog post for this week. The bottom part where you said: "I will keep on questioning... I will NOT stop giving homework or the Problem of the Week just because they don't do it... I will NOT lower my expectations of my students... I will keep on praying that they will rise to the occasion and LEARN in my classroom... I will continue to look for ways to encourage my students to become independent learners." I really needed that paragraph. With so many policy changes at our school it drives me nuts that the students won't do the work until they are assigned D-Hall and that can be two weeks after the original assignment. Today I went over their test study guide with them. I had a lot of students look at me funny when I told them to go home and look at the information again as a form to help them study. They thought I was nuts. I am right there with you and I am NOT going to lower my expectations.