Description - Using WebQuests in the Social Studies Classroom by Margaret M. Thombs
This book provides practical strategies for using WebQuests in the secondary social studies classroom. WebQuests are inquiry-oriented, collaborative student activities that focus on using web-based information to enhance higher-level analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The authors show how classroom teachers can optimize learning, enhance student inquiry, and promote greater intercultural understanding by infusing this simple, yet powerful, model into their daily classroom instruction. This comprehensive resource provides guidelines, tips, and step-by-step instructions for teachers who want to develop a variety of WebQuests for use during the school year.
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Author Biography - Margaret M. Thombs
Margaret Thombs is an associate professor of education specializing in instructional technology at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. She has taught secondary mathematics and computer science and was formerly the director of technology for the Middletown, Rhode Island Public Schools. Her areas of expertise include facilitating English as a Second Language skills using technology and technology-enabled family and local history research. She is a frequent presenter at national and regional technology and education conferences, and has authored a number of articles on technology integration in the classroom. She earned her PhD in computing technology in education from Nova Southeastern University. Maureen Gillis is the owner of an Internet-based business and the coordinating editor for Spalding University's manuscript review program for MFA alumni in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to becoming a writer and Internet entrepreneur, she was a CPA and business executive and taught in the MBA program at the University of Hartford. She serves as the writing coach for the management team of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Gillis earned her MFA in writing from Spalding University and has taught in that program. Alan Canestrari Alan S. Canestrari, Ed.D, Boston University, a veteran social studies practitioner and Professor of Education at Roger Williams University, is co-editor (with Bruce Marlowe) of Educational Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings (Sage) and Educational Psychology in Context: Readings for Future Teachers (Sage). Educational Foundations was awarded the 2005 American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Award. Canestrari had a long career in public schools and universities as a history teacher, department chair, adjunct professor at Rhode Island College, and mentor in the Brown University Masters of Teaching Program. He was the RI Social Studies Teacher of the Year in 1992.