Learn to Protect Biodiversity Using Webquest and Social Networking



Session Description

Discover how webquest methodology allows you to design research projects that will awaken students’ interest in science and the environment.


Presenter Background

Consuelo Melendez is a Medical Doctor, a Master of Science in Cell Biology at the University of Guadalajara and a Diploma in Human Nutrition from the TEC Campus Guadalajara.

She has done research in Inmunology during four years.
Certified in Competency-based training.
She has been an Biology and Ecology teacher for 11 years in Middle and High School.
She presented a Poster in the ISTE 2008 in San Antonio, and in ISTE 2011 in Philadelphia.


Elizabeth Pinzon is Cybernetic and System Engineer by Universidad La Salle in Mexico. She has been in charge of the Educa

tional Technology section at Los Altos School in Guadalajara. Elizabeth has developed Ed Tech vision for her school and she has created one of the first all-girls robotics team in Mexico, these teams haveparticipated in multiple national and international contests.

Now, Elizabeth is working the e-learning procedures for all the institution. Last year she presented a Student Showcase about Robotics and eBooks in the ISTE 2010 in Philadelphia and in the previous year, 2009 in Denver, Colorado she presented a guide to make a Podcast in French.



2. Communication and Collaboration

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.

a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media
b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
c. Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures
d. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems

5. Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal
issues related to technology and practice legal and
ethical behavior.
a. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible
use of information and technology
b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology
that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity
c. Demonstrate personal responsibility for
lifelong learning
d. Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship





1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning
and Creativity

Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter,
teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate
experiences that advance student learning,
creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face
and virtual environments.
a. Promote, support, and model creative
and innovative thinking and inventiveness
b. Engage students in exploring real-world issues
and solving authentic problems using digital tools
and resources
c. Promote student reflection using collaborative
tools to reveal and clarify students’ conceptual
understanding and thinking, planning, and
creative processes
d. Model collaborative knowledge construction by
engaging in learning with students, colleagues,
and others in face-to-face and virtual environments


4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship
and Responsibility

Teachers understand local and global societal
issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital
culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in
their professional practices.
a. Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical
use of digital information and technology, including
respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the
appropriate documentation of sources
b. Address the diverse needs of all learners by using
learner-centered strategies providing equitable access
to appropriate digital tools and resources
c. Promote and model digital etiquette and responsible
social interactions related to the use of technology
and information
d. Develop and model cultural understanding and
global awareness by engaging with colleagues
and students of other cultures using digital age
communication and collaboration tools

5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

Teachers continuously improve their professional
practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit
leadership in their school and professional
community by promoting and demonstrating
the effective use of digital tools and resources.
a. Participate in local and global learning communities
to explore creative applications of technology to
improve student learning
b. Exhibit leadership by demonstrating a vision of
technology infusion, participating in shared decision
making and community building, and developing the
leadership and technology skills of others
c. Evaluate and reflect on current research and
professional practice on a regular basis to make
effective use of existing and emerging digital tools
and resources in support of student learning
d. Contribute to the effectiveness, vitality, and selfrenewal
of the teaching profession and of their
school and community


Supporting Research
Learning Assessment by Blanca Silvia Lopez Ruiz and Elsa Hinojosa Kleen
Competency-based training, complex thinking, curriculum design and teaching by
Sergio Tobón
Technology, innovation, and educational change by Robert B. Kozma, ISTE Publication
Christian Hernandez Quiroz specialist in Integration of Information Technologies in
Education from the University of Navarra.

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