A “No-Bullying Proposal” Webquest


Yesterday’s “Whatever happened to …” post took me back to working with Webquests.  In the body, I commented:

In reality, there’s nothing that requires that it be completed in a Google Doc. It could be a regular word processing document with links embedded or a Microsoft Word Online or OneNote document. It could be created with anything that contains links. It could even be a webpage! What a concept!

It occurred to me that I left out a really important medium – the blog post!  Many people use their personal blog just like others use web authoring tools.  It can be such a powerful tool.  Or, many others will use a wordpress.org installation for a complete website.  It’s a great authoring tool and, for many, replaces learning HTML or working with a webpage editor.  So, I thought – why not an example of a Webquest as a blog post?

I’d actually blogged about this particular Webquest a few years ago.  At that time, I took the original backup from my hard drive and placed it on my own website.  Since most of my publishing is done on this blog these days, I decided to see if I could move it here.  And, it was relatively easy.

The original Webquest was actually a collection of webpages, all linked together.  For this purpose, I decided to put all the pages together in one spot.  I also lost the Flash navigation buttons.  Who uses Flash these days?  Does your current browser even support it?

The point?  Just to demonstrate another way to publish a Webquest.  Oh, and to remove the dead links in the original Webquest and replace them with ones that are working.

Here goes …


A “No-Bullying Proposal” Webquest

Introduction

Everyone has the right to feel safe coming to school. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. In this webquest, you are going to work in groups of four to create a proposal to do something about it!

Your school is a great place to learn, play and to have friends. Nobody likes to be bullied.

The Task

Your group’s job is to create a presentation which describes the topic of bullying, identifies the roles of different people, and makes a recommendation about what your school should do to make it a safer place.

In researching this topic, you’ll find that any “bullying situation” has a person being bullied, a person doing the bullying, people that watch and do nothing, and finally people that watch and do something about it.

Your group will create a presentation showing the results of your findings. You may use Kidpix, Hyperstudio, or your Presentations software to show the results of your research. Blank templates for each are available by clicking on the links above and downloading. The templates are just there to get you started. Add as much graphics, text and additional pages as you feel are necessary.

Your group may find using a Graphic Organizer helpful in determining the content and the flow of your presentation.

Your final presentation should be at least 10 minutes long.

The Process

Group Members:
In your group, you will have the following to research. Each member of your group should research one of these people. You will take the results of your research and put them into your proposal.

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  • Person Being Bullied:
    This person will research just what it feels like to be bullied.
  • Person Doing the Bullying:
    This person will research what it feels like to bully people.
  • Disinterested Bystander:
    This person will research the type of person who watches bullying happen and does nothing about it.
  • Mediator:
    The person will research the type of person who watches bullying happen and breaks in to try to stop it.

Your group will have two days to research the jobs described above. Keep track of your research in your notebook or in a word processor. You will need it later as you create your presentation.

Internet Resources

The internet websites listed below contain valuable information that will help your group research the topic of bullying. Visit the site and organize the important information that you find. You will use this information in your presentation.

Anti-Bullying Network
http://www.antibullying.net/

Bullying
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullying

Bullying
http://www.ncpc.org/topics/bullying/

Bullying Statistics
http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/

Social Media Bullying Has Become A Serious Problem
https://nobullying.com/social-media-bullying-has-become-a-serious-problem/

Stop Bullying
https://www.stopbullying.gov/

What is Bullying?
http://preventingbullying.promoteprevent.org/what-bullying

Evaluation

Below is a rubric that will describe the elements of your work that will be assessed during this Webquest. While the ability to understand what you find on the Internet is important, your ability to apply it using your own words and then create the formal presentation is important as well.

Your presentation will be given to an audience. Your group needs to practice your presentation so that you can be persuasive. Remember, you’re trying to make a difference here.

Beginning Developing Accomplished Exemplary
Organization
of ideas
– for a
limited range of simple purposes

– for a
limited range of simple purposes


incompletely

– for a
variety of simple purposes

– in a
mechanical and sequential way

– for
specific purposes


appropriately and logically

– for a
wide variety of purposes and in a wide variety of
contexts


appropriately and in complex and logical ways

Application
of language conventions (spelling, grammar, punctuation, and
style)
– with
assistance
– with
several minor errors and/or omissions
– with a
few minor errors and/or omissions

independently
Communication – for a
limited range of simple purposes


unclearly

– for a
variety of simple purposes

– with
some clarity and some precision

– for
specific purposes

– clearly
and precisely

– for a
wide variety of purposes and in a wide variety of
contexts

– clearly,
precisely, and confidently

Transfer
new information skills and knowledge to solve the problems
and make decisions.
 
– with
assistance
– with
several minor errors and/or omissions
– with a
few minor errors and/or omissions

independently
Transfer
information skills and knowledge to enrich personal life and
contribute to society.

– for a
limited range of simple purposes
– for a
variety of simple purposes
– for
specific purposes
– for a
wide variety of purposes and in a wide variety of
contexts

Conclusion

Wow! I’ll bet that you didn’t realize that bullying was such a big and important topic. By now, you should have a pretty good idea about just how big the problem is and know a little more about people who are involved in a bullying situation.

Your presentation should be shown to others: students, your teachers, your principals, your parents. Hey, you could even put it on your school’s website.

Together, if everyone works together and knows more and more about the topic of bullying, your school and community will be a safer place.

Credits

Expectations from:
Ontario Ministry of Education Language Arts Curriculum
Ontario School Library Association Information Studies Curriculum

Created by:
Doug Peterson
Computers in the Classroom Consultant
Greater Essex County District School Board
Doug_Peterson@GECDSB.on.ca
http://www.gecdsb.on.ca/d&g/

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