Devil in the Detail - Should we bother?

by frances 26. June 2009 15:27
This is a great website showing
  • the contagious cancer inflicting the Tasmanian Devils;
  • Cedric the first Devil to have immunity to several strains of this disease;
  • efforts to prevent extinction;
  • offers to sequence the Devil's genome from Dr. Vanessa Hayes,
  • and, lots more.

This would be a great topic for a WebQuest especially for those students who are interested in Biology, Ecology, or Molecular Biology.


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Ideas on how to use News topics as WebQuests

ABC Science: "Peanut allergy rate doubles despite avoidance"

by frances 28. February 2009 10:01
This Science report would be an interesting WebQuest hook for students studying Home Economics, Family and Consumer Science, Food Studies, or Biology!
Dr. Mullins said: "it adds to growing evidence that guidelines promoting peanut avoidance in young diets may be counterproductive....Among the factors that have been discounted are a mother's diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding, genetically modified food, additives and preservatives in food....There is also some evidence emerging that Vitamin D deficiency may play a role."

Teachers would need to think about how they would develop a WebQuest around this report and also research conducted in the UK. It could also be developed for students in Tertiary study studying to be Dietitians!


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Other WebQuest & Educational Blogs

As I come across other WebQuest Blogs (& Educational ones), I will list them here.

Jane Hart's Blog (Jane is a Social Technologies Guru in UK)

Scot Aldred's Blog (Colleague at Central Queensland University and guru on Problem-Based Learning (PBL)

The Innovative Educator

Digital Education Blog

Blogging Corner Carnival

eLearn Magazine Blog

Dr. Lisa Neal Gualtieri, Editor-in-Chief, eLearn Magazine

Primary Blog

Charlie Sullivan - Charlie does a fantastic job collating websites for Primary schools.

De Tools Blog

This blog by and for online educators and features free web based tools applications and resources. Author: John Goldsmith.

Bright Ideas: a blog by the School Library Association of Victoria

The Book Whisperer

This blog is written by Donalyn Miller, a 6th Grade teacher in Texas, who is reknown for encouraging students to read!


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