What are the guidelines involved in creating and submitting a SPEAQ-quest?


1)    Will be accepted from all current members of SPEAQ and also from teachers, student-teachers or education advisors working or registered in a Quebec institution, private or public.


2)      must be submitted by email to: as a MSWord document and if possible, as a page or a series of html pages zipped together that could be placed on the SPEAQ-quest site directly.


3)      must include the SPEAQ-quest formatted as it would be presented to  the students as well as a brief  teacher’s guide that in at least one page explains the related information set out in the submission form. (competencies,  strategies, language focus, etc.)


4)      must include the essential elements of a SPEAQ-quest as explained.



SPEAQ reserves the right to include only those submissions that best address the levels and abilities of the targeted students as well as the right to reject a submission based on missing criteria.




There is a variety of formats for activities that lead up to or initiate SPEAQ-quests but fail to solicit the critical thinking and manipulation of knowledge that produces a new product  -  an original or unique student product or viewpoint.


Note the distinctions made in this explanation are adapted from and include the following hierarchy of Web-related  activities:

6.1  Hot list: a list of internet sites (on a subject or theme).


6.2  Multimedia Scrapbook: students explore a (suggested) collection of multimedia links (photographs, maps, stories, facts, quotations, sound clips, videos...), decide which resources they prefer, and create something new. (guided exploration is essential)


6.3  Treasure Hunt: like a hot list; but includes questions based on content from (suggested) sites .


6.4  Subject Sampler: learners explore a collection of (suggested) multimedia links, includes questions based on content from the sites AND how they feel or react to it; more complex than a treasure hunt.



A WebQuest: (SPEAQ-quest)
uses the sites you select as the starting point for a complex activity that involves multiple perspectives, possible group collaboration, and a final project of your choosing.


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