Netiquette Webquest – EdTech 521

The other artifact I chose for the media utilization substandard is my EdTech 521 Netiquette Webquest.  Students get to self-pace their search, and often must collaborate with one another as they complete a quest.  This can lead to lower rates of boredom among the students (Perkins & McKnight, 2005).  I organized the search in a way that they are building their terminology as they work through the quest.  It was meant for them to increase their knowledge base as they proceeded through the research.  Practice at effective online research is something my students sorely need.  The ability to read, sort, and synthesize information will aid my students in being successful in expressing themselves on assessments as Idaho moves toward adopting Common Core Standards.  These types of assignments prove that I have mastered the effective use of electronic resources for learning.

 

WebQuest: Netiquette Guidelines

In your World Geography class this year you’ll be spending lots of time in the computer lab using online tools to complete assignments.  Before we get started with this I’d like you to do a bit of research about how to conduct yourselves when “talking” to people online.  The communication may take place in emails, online group discussions, or instant messages while working on a project/assignment online.  Just like we have rules for being a good group member in our classroom (turn your chair to face the group, be an active listener, introduce yourself and remember peoples’ names, etc.), you’ll want to follow guidelines for being a good online group member.

Let’s get started.

Directions:  For each question, click on the blue underlined text be taken to a website that will help you answer the question.

  1. What are three things everyone should do when beginning an online discussion/email?

  1. Give two guidelines you should follow regarding the inclusion of personal statements when sending a private email/text.

  1. What rules should you follow about forwarding an email/text that has been sent to you?

  1. What are three ways to make sure that you act in a responsible manner online?

  1. When using online communication, what does typing a message in ALL CAPITAL letters mean?  Should you use this style or not?

  1. How worried to you need to be about correct spelling and grammar when using email and discussion boards?

  1. What is one of the reasons for using emoticons in electronic (text, email, chat, discussion boards) discussions?

  1. What is a meaningless message?  How can these be avoided?

Answers to WebQuest

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s