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Super Starter Projects

Providing inquiry even when the teacher isn't quite ready

The Project feature in GoQuest guides the student through the process of completing a project through the use of and Interactive Timeline. This timeline provides a responsive interface for students to visually track progress, interact with Activities, and submit responses to meet Milestones.

Using one of our Super Starter projects enables educators to begin providing inquiry based experiences immediately.

Creating a "Super Starter" Project

Super Starter Projects are designed to give students scaffolded help in completing projects, to help them grow toward directing their own learning and creating advanced levels of work. Completing a Super Starter Project will help students gain experience and confidence that may allow them to undertake other work that is more fully self-directed. It can be a great tool for students who have never experienced the challenge of designing, managing, and completing an independent project with authentic, original products to learn how to approach the extensive planning, decision-making, and organization required.

Use the video below to walk through the process.

Video

Step-by-step

Click Project from the top menu. Then click the Create Project button.

GoQuest Project Create New.jpg

Select Super Starter from the drop down.

Scroll through the list of available projects. You will see the project titles, which should cue you into the skill(s) addressed, as well as the grade range for the project.

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Select the project you want to view from the drop down. This opens the Project Editor for the Project.

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Please click on the Start Date and End Date to adjust those to meet your needs.

Each project has 5 sections:

  • Introduction
  • Phase One: Explore a Topic
  • Phase Two: Identify a Problem
  • Phase Three: Create a Product
  • Phase Four: Share Your Work

Within each section, you will see Student Interaction Opportunities.

GoQuest Project Interactions.jpg

In the top left corner, you will see what type of interaction it is.

Within the box, you will find descriptions, directions, resources, the ability for students to input notes and answer questions, and more.

Note at the bottom of the example there are buttons to add interactions:

  • Add Student Response: adds a text box for students to type in text and save
  • Add Activities: allows the teacher to add activities to the project
  • Add Resource: allows the teacher to add external resources (documents) to the project)

In some boxes, you will see: GoQuest Project Interactions Student Select.jpg

When you check this box, the student establishes the parameters for that box.

Tip: Read through all of the boxes and understand all of the expectations for students.

Tip: Update the dates in the top left corner so that your Upcoming Events on your Teacher Dashboard are accurate.

 

Once you have everything just right, scroll back to the top and click Save Project.

Assigning a Project

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Once you Save, this brings you back to the Project menu.

Notice the icons to the right of your project. Select GoQuest Project Assign Icon.jpgto Assign to your students.

GoQuest Project Assign to Students.jpg

Check the box next to the students you want to assign to, and click Assign to Students in the bottom left corner.

Tip: Use the All Students dropdown to select your groups if you would like to assign that way.

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