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Florida the Best WebQuest

Students will demonstrate that Florida is the Best State by creating a multimedia presentation.

Objectives

  • Create a multimedia presentation demonstrating that Florida is the Best State.
  • Work cooperatively with a group of students to accomplish tasks Learn about Florida symbols, geography, history, and culture.

Procedure

  • Assign students to cooperative learning groups with roles.
  • Provide each student with grading rubric.
  • Each Student uses the Internet and search engine to find information and graphics about their assigned topic about Florida.
  • Students place information in a presentation program template.
  • Each student writes a persuasive essay with a word processor to the President of the US about how Florida is the best state.
  • Groups of students create a poster.
  • Individual students who have completed the project can create their own presentation.

Sunshine State Standards

  • SS.A.6.3.1
  • SS.B.2.3.7
  • SS.D.2.3.2
  • LA.A.2.3.7
  • LA.B.1.3.1
  • LA.B.2.3.1
  • LA.D.2.3.5

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and effectively.
  • Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.
  • Use telecommunications and online resources (e.g., e-mail, online discussions, Web environments) to participate in collaborative problem-solving activities for the purpose of developing solutions or products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.
  • Determine when technology is useful and select the appropriate tool(s) and technology resources to address a variety of tasks and problems.

Materials

  • Laptops
  • Internet access
  • Exploring Florida website: http://fcit.usf.edu/florida
  • Presentation software (i.e., Appleworks, PowerPoint, Keynote)
  • Word processor


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