I created this webquest to use with my fifth grade students. As the library media specialist at my elementary school, I find that many children today believe what they find on the Internet or see on tv. I think that teaching them how to truly evaluate a web site is a critical skill. I used Kathy Shrock's Five W's of Web Site Evaluation as the basis for the mission forms.
I have also learned over the years that telling students how to do something isn't the same as them doing it themselves. I really believe that this webquest will be a good learning experience for the students to be more critical of information and why someone has shared it on the web. I have not tried it yet, so I realize there will be a learning curve as far as how long each mission will take the students to complete. But I look forward to trying it out!
Library Media Specialist
Lawson Elementary School
Jefferson City, MO 65109
created Oct. 16, 2010