Online Learning Module: Internet CyberHunts
Dixie School District Staff Development Day
January 16, 2002, 1:45 pm - 3:30pm
Presenter: Mary Ann Rechtfertig
Audience: 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers
Using this learning module, teachers will:
A) see and use examples of CyberHunts.
Teachers are becoming innovative
users of the Internet
III. What Are CyberHunts?
A CyberHunt is an online scavenger
hunt in which students search for answers to questions. A CyberHunt
is one of the easiest online activities for students to use. While making
a Cyberhunt, teachers learn and practice beginning technology integration
IV. Why Make or Use CyberHunts?
Using CyberHunts helps students:
A) learn the basics of web navigation,
A) conduct online searches for
V. Steps for Making A CyberHunt
A) Select a topic.
B) Use Yahooligans, or any childrens search engine, to find five to
eight appropriate web sites.
1) Appropriate sites have interesting graphics and content that students can read and understand.
C) The CyberHunt templates below have been formatted with
pre-searched web sites.
1) To use a template for making your own CyberHunt, copy and paste it into a word processing document (e.g. AppleWorks,)
3rd Grade Template -- Native American Cultures
4th Grade Template -- California Missions
5th Grade Template -- People in Colonial America
Black History Month Template -- People and Events
D) Next, go to each web site in the template, and read the text.
E) Write a question for each site, using a variety of Questioning Strategies.
F) Make a CyberHunt Answer Key.
G) Add a graphic to your CyberHunt, if desired.
1) Mouse down on a graphic, select Copy this Image, toggle back to AppleWorks, and select Edit, Paste.
H) Save your finished CyberHunt. (Print out if desired.)
I) Publishing CyberHunts on a web site allows students to:
1) go online (alone or with a partner) in the classroom or lab,
2) read the questions,
3) click on the web site, and
4) use paper and pencil to record answers, paraphrased
in their own words.
J) After your students have done teacher-created CyberHunts, they can make their own!
1) For example, have students go to Stamp on Black History.
2) You (or they) select six to eight famous Black Americans.
3) Students write questions and
an answer key, using paper and pencil. (Many students could use the
Questioning Strategies; print these out for
4) Students trade, and complete each others CyberHunts.
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