Responsible Musicians, Artists, Athletes - The Behind the Scenes People Who Support Education
Musicians, Artists, Athletes and Behind the Scenes People feel a great deal of responsibility to thank their teachers and others who got them started in their careers.
Many times it was a teacher who was originally responsible for the success in their life. These very same people want to pass on the favor to you!
1. Why should you Stay in School?
2. Why is Learning to Read Important?
3. Why your school should get and Keep Music in your School Curriculum.
4. Why should get involved with sports?
5. Why should you follow your heart?
6. Why do you need to Learn to Use a Computer?
Find Out Now
STUDENTS WILL MAKE A WEBQUEST FOR THEIR FAVORITE STAR
What are Web Quests?
For Grown-ups and kids who want to know......
- A WebQuest is an interdisciplinary inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The model was developed in early 1995 at San Diego State University.
Look at and download a Webquest template (for teachers)
STUDENTS CAN . . .
-- Make a WebQuest for your favorite star who is on this site.
All Students are encouraged to ask their friends to help them.
You can make a WebQuest for the star who is here.
READ THE MESSAGES FROM FAMOUS PEOPLE NOW
-- Students make YOUR webquests for other students to take
Build your FREE WEBPAGE for your webquest.
Email the link to your friends so that they can take your webquest.
SEND US THE ADDRESS OF YOUR WEB QUEST
and we will link to it from this site so everybody can take your webquest.When you have made a webquest and up on the web.
-- WE WILL CONNECT TO YOUR WEB QUEST FROM THIS PAGE
This way other students can try out your WebQuest. You don't need your teacher to do this, you can do it on your own, BUT your teacher can help
-- EMAIL THE STARS
IF you go to a SEARCH ENGINE TO FIND THEM.
They always have a way for you to email them.
-- Search: Popular Entertainment Sites for the information for your webquest.
- Page title
- "WebQuest for (insert the name of your Favorite Star here)"
- Report title
- This isn't a report so you can call it what you want to.
- Why is this Famous Person you picked your Favorite? and you can put it the questions for the webquest that others will take.
- An Image
- Put their picture here but you do not have to do this.
- Links to other sites on the Web
- Where others will find the answers to the questions you asked in your text area.
TEACHERS CAN . . .
Help children develop the use of technology as a tool for learning and for use in all sorts of career related ways in the real world, by teaching "skills" with a learner-centered constructivist approach.
Skills are important, and you ARE helping your students develop them if you are providing
learner-centered/constructivist events, and hands-on (experiential), facilitated discovery. Anyway you
approach it, the learner almost always develops both a knowledge base of skills and/or concepts along with the
ability to make
critical and/or creative decisions about the uses of those skills/concepts when the learning is student-centered and constructivist based.
Teachers can facilitate learning environments and learning events that lead to the eventual use of higher order thinking and the very very important assimilation and ability to transfer those skills out of the initial learning environment, but knowledge must precede application which precedes all important higher level thinking skills.
All standardized tests test higher order thinking skills.
What, exactly, are “thinking skills?” Asked, most professional educators will make lists something like the one below. They'll also generally agree that every skill on the list except the first one—recalling—is a higher order thought process.
Recalling is not a higher order thinking skill. Pearson, McGraw-Hill, Educational Testing Service, and other test manufacturers aren't going to volunteer to test student-initiated higher order thinking skills. Neither are the politicians they help elect and re-elect going to make them even try to do so unless they think voters give them no alternative. Nothing short of binding agreements between states and test manufacturers will yield the new tests. To that end, in appropriate legal language, contracts should make clear that (a) every test question in every subject will evaluate a particular, named thinking skill, (b) every test will evaluate a balanced mix of all known thinking skills, and (c) a panel of experts not connected to test manufacturers or politicians will preview all test items to assure contract compliance. No excuses.