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WebQuest Evaluation
This template is based on version 1.03 of the WebQuest Rubric as modified by Laura Bellofatto, Nick Bohl, Mike Casey, Marsha Krill, and Bernie Dodge and last updated on June 19, 2001.

Name: Jen Durlin Date: 4/14/2005
Title WebQuest Evaluated: Welcome to the World of Musical Instruments
URL of WebQuest Evaluated:

http://www.angelfire.com/musicals/cbertolino/index.htm


Score Explanation

Overall Aesthetics (This refers to the WebQuest page itself, not the external resources linked to it.)

Overall Visual Appeal
(0-4 pts.)


 3
The graphics which are used in the WebQuest pertain well to the theme/content of this page, but they colors aren't very appealing. Because the graphics move, it makes the viewer feel like their should be music playing along with them.
Navigation & Flow
(0-4 pts.)
 
4
 It is fairly easy to navigate your way through this WebQuest. The directions are wordy, but they are clear, and everything is clearly labeled. Although, it is easy to get lost in the resource links, and not be able to find your way back.
Mechanical Aspects
(0-2 pts.)
 2  Everything works well. Each link and button performs exactly how it says it will.

Introduction

Motivational effectiveness of Introduction (0-2 pts.)

 
1
Although the purpose of the WebQuest is made clear in the introduction, it is not stated in a creative way which would entice students to explore the pages.

Cognitive effectiveness of the Introduction
(0-2 pts.)


 2
The purpose of the WebQuest is clearly stated and is easy to understand.

Task (The task is the end result of student efforts... not the steps involved in getting there.)

Connection of Task to Standards
(0-4 pts.)

 
4
The tasks within this WebQuest connect to three of the New York State learning standards, one within the arts, one within English Language Arts, and one within technology. The standards may need to be tweaked a little in order to meet the PA standards.

Cognitive Level
of the Task
(0-6 pts.)

 
3
The task assignment created does not require a high level of thinking because it is mainly researching and writing down the information which is provided for you. The task does not require the students to create new ideas, but to merely find facts and record them.

Process (The process is the step-by-step description of how students will accomplish the task.)

Clarity of Process
(0-4 pts.)


3
The directions are clear and precise, but the organization of the directions is not very clear. The format could use more division between steps. For example, direction number two has at least two-three instructions within the one direction. These would be easier to follow if they were seperated more.
Scaffolding of Process
(0-6 pts.)
The directions are lumped together into big paragraphs. Each direction has at least two instructions within it. Separating these would make it easier for younger students to follow and understand after the first time reading it. 

Richness of Process
(0-2 pts.)


1
The process assumes that students have some comprehension of computer skills. The lack of further detail in some of the directions may lead to a lot of initial questions in the students minds.

Resources (Note: you should evaluate all resources linked to the page, even if they are in sections other than the Resources block. Also note that books, video and other offline resources can and should be used where appropriate.)

Relevance & Quantity of Resources
(0-4 pts.)


 4
 There are enough resources provided so that the students will not need to hunt for their information other places. The resources are also all very relevant to the topic of the WebQuest and provide a wealth of information so that they students will easily find information to complete their tasks.

Quality of
Resources
(0-4 pts.)

 
3
The information in the resources are very good, but there are not too many of the resources which provide fun and easy interation for the students.

Evaluation

Clarity of Evaluation Criteria
(0-6 pts.)

 5 The rubric listed is very clear, but it could possibly be broken down a little more to provide just a bit more direction for the students.

Total Score
(0-50 pts.)

 38 The concept of the WebQuest is great, but it could be a little more creative and interactive for the students. It is very research-based and does not seem like it would provide a great amount of motivation for the students. But, I love the idea of creating something for younger students to learn about all the instruments so they can make an informed decision about which instrument to play!
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