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ERIC Number: EJ856114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1040-2454
Developing Higher-Order Thinking Skills through WebQuests
Polly, Drew; Ausband, Leigh
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, v26 n1 p29-34 Fall 2009
In this study, 32 teachers participated in a year-long professional development project related to technology integration in which they designed and implemented a WebQuest. This paper describes the extent to which higher-order thinking skills (HOTS) and levels of technology implementation (LoTI) occur in the WebQuests that participants designed. WebQuests provided teachers an opportunity to integrate technology into their teaching. However, most of the tasks in the WebQuests included lower-level thinking skills and low levels on the LoTI scale. The authors also discuss implications related to the findings and ways to support teachers' integration of technology. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States