1 Universidad de Zaragoza (SPAIN)
2 Centro Universitario de la Defensa. Universidad de Zaragoza (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Pages: 4294-4301
ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain
Within the framework of the project “From science to classroom", funded by FECYT, which intends to promote the scientific vocation and culture of innovation, an educational project has been developed. It is based on the application of new educational resources in order to address the contents of 4th year of compulsory secondary education in the subject of technology. The target group of this project are mainly students of the year above mentioned, although it may be useful to other students.

This project is intended to meet the following objectives:
a) To generate teaching materials which can be used both by teachers and students as support or main material. These materials will develop the content of the subject with a common starting point: research projects developed by local or regional researchers.
b) To perform virtual environments with material for students with easy access through the internet.

To fulfill these objectives, materials and teaching guides for teachers have been developed, with innovative material covering the contents of technology subject. As supplementary material, various ICT tools have been used, including Webquest. These resources allow the students to develop a process of guided learning, by using internet resources and promote the use of superior cognitive skills, cooperative work, autonomy of the student and even an authentic assessment.

Webquest are divided into five sections, described below:
1) Home, where the title, main picture and detailed information about the own Webquest is placed.
2) Introduction, which aims to prepare and engage the reader, presenting all the essential ideas that will be developed thought the Webquest.
3) Content, where all contents are developed. To make it much more dynamic and attractive a lot of examples, pictures, diagrams, videos, etc. have been used.
4) Task. In this section there are activities related to contents that can be used as assessment.
5) Conclusion. Here a summary of the contents can be found. A rhetoric question is proposed in order to make the student think and reflect about some aspects.

With all this, we have tried to bring to classrooms ICT in order to promote the interest and motivation of students, promoting their autonomy and ability to take initiative.
Project based learning, teaching resources, webquest, From science to classroom.