Technology--The Great Motivator

The Internet for Teachers: A WebQuest
What is a WebQuest?--Kathy Schrock's Overview
Understanding and Using WebQuests Midge Frazel's collection of helpful resources
Teaching and Learning on the Web
Tom March

To Do: Set up a Filamentality Activity

1. Select a topic you would like to explore, or you would like your students to investigate.
2. Set up an account on Filamentality,
3. Explore the different possible categories of project templates--hotlist, hunt, sampler, scrapbook, WebQuest.
4. Do some preliminary searches on the Internet for resources that shed light on your topic. Begin to create one of the frameworks listed in number 3.
5. Make sure you save your log-on information so you can return to your project later!

To Do: What is Wired Learning?

1. Go to
2. With a partner, explore two websites from different categories.
3. With a graphic organizer from the "Tools and Tips" page on this wiki, zero in on technology integration big ideas and sub-topics.

To Do: Active Projects, Active Students

1. Explore three of the projects listed below.
2. Brainstorm ideas for a project you could build at your school, in your classroom or library.
3. Create a spreadsheet with Microsoft Excel, including the following columns:

Title of Project
Project Description
Grade Level(s)
Technology Needs

Non-profit Prophets Get your students involved online.
Thinkquest Amazing projects created by students ages 9-19 and their teachers. Don't miss this one.
Solve Scientific Mysteries
EnergyNet Community action starts on the Internet.
What did you do in the the war Grandma? Create your own active learning site.
Global Children's Art Gallery Be an artist.
Midlink Magazine Be a writer.
Cyberkids Be a poet.
The Case.Com sleuths welcome.