PT3 Now! 208 - Watch in Real Player
We explore new applications for WebQuests. Here, we visit a New York City graduate course at City College that's teaching teachers how to design and implement Culture Quests. We also visit a magnet school in Harlem where a teacher who took the graduate course is implementing his Culture Quest with a focus on nutrition.
Introduction - Watch
PT3 NOW! looks at how colleges of education are preparing tomorrow's teachers to use technology. We also visit K-12 schools where technology integration is changing traditional classroom activities.
Culture Quest - Watch
We visit a New York City graduate course at City College that's teaching teachers how to design and implement Culture Quests in their K-12 classrooms. Culture Quests are inquiry-based investigations into an aspect of culture that include Internet research and result in the development of an educational website.
Panel Discussion of Culture Quest - Watch
Our panel of experts discuss the transferable, manageable and content-based use of technology in the Culture Quest model. They stress the value of primary source material available online and the importance of cultural studies.
Nutrition Quest - Watch
We visit a magnet school in Harlem where a teacher who took a "Culture Quest" course is implementing his own Quest with a focus on Japanese nutrition. He won't receive credit for the graduate course until he shows successful implementation in his classroom with his students.
Panel Discussion of Nutrition Quest - Watch
Our panel of experts discuss the strengths of the middle school teacher's Nutrition Quest project including clear curricular goals, rich assessment, effective classroom management and pedagogy and good use of technology.
Florida Virtual Students - Watch
Join us as we visit two families who have children enrolled in Florida Virtual School. This segment explores the various ways in which virtual school can be utilized. We observe one student as she takes supplemental courses online in addition to attending a local high school, as well as a family whose four children attend the Florida Virtual School full-time.