Computer Technology - Maureen Baker
Webquests
08.20.14
 
BE A WEB SITE SLEUTH !

a WebQuest for GradeTwo

by Jan Ferguson and Marge Wagner

Introduction | Task | Resources | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion


Introduction

HELLO SLEUTHS!  Are you saying "What's a sleuth"?  A sleuth is like a detective.

Did you ever wonder what's out there for kids on the Web?  Here's your chance to find out!  You'll be checking out some great book and reading sites on some super authors. You will pair up as great detective partners working like Nate the Great or Cam Jansen.




The Task

You and your detective partner will:
 

  • investigate four web sites about great books and authors
  • fill-out a table with information from the sites
  • vote on your favorite of the four sites
  • tally the votes
  • make a bar graph showing the results



Resources

Here are the Web Sites you should visit:

Click on the bus for the Magic School Bus site.
 

Click on the cat for the Dr.Seuss site.
 

Click on Arthur for his site.
 
 

Click on a dinosaur for author Hans Wilhelm's site.



The Process

These are the steps you should follow:
 

  1. Your teacher will match you with a partner.
  2. You will be looking at the sites listed above. You will look to see if these sites have book titles listed, does it tell about the life of the author, if you can write or email the author, and if there are games and activities for kids to do and make.
  3. You will fill-out a table with your partner on the things you find on each web site.
  4. Get a voting ballot from your teacher.  Vote for the site you liked the best and put your ballot in the ballot box.
  5. After everyone has voted, your teachers will help you tally the ballots.
  6. You will count the tallies and fill-in the bar graph your teacher will give you.

Here is the table you need to fill out.  Put an "X" if you find out the site has what you are looking for.

NAMES   __________________and__________________
   

Sites
Book Titles
About the Author
Mail or E Mail?
Games or Things to do
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4





Evaluation

Your work will be checked in these ways:

1.  A "Teamwork" score sheet
2.  A "Teacher Check" of your table, tallies and graph
 



Here is your Teamwork Score Sheet

NAME  ______________________

Circle (O) Yes or No.
 
 

I helped my partner.
YES
NO
I listened to my partner's ideas.
YES
NO
It was easy to use my mouse.
YES
NO
I did my best.
YES
NO




Here is the Teacher Check Sheet.

Circle 0,1,2. Student Name __________________________

Table
0
1
2
Tallies
0
1
2
Graph
0
1
2


0=not completed
1=partially correct
2=totally correct Total Score_________________
 




Conclusion

Now that you are "super sleuths" and have discovered what kinds of things you can find at some web sites, you might want to visit other authors' sites you can find on the web.  Do you think you may find the same kinds of things at other authors' sites?  You can try this site to see what you can find.  Click on the Brown Bear.