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Guided Tour Activity

Like Guided Practice in a lesson where the teacher guides the student through new material, the Guided Tour is intended to guide the new Internet user through a series of activities that will familiarize the students with content and the use of the Internet.  The guided tour activity limits the need to use search engines.  It focuses the student on a specific content and offers opportunities for the student to make limited choices by limiting the number of sites to be visited.  This activity is an introduction to information on the web.  The intent is to assist the user who is not familiar with searching or to limit a class of students so that material may be covered in a limited amount of time.  It is equal to open the book to a specific page, read the material, and do the activity assigned. This activity allows the introduction of information with the least amount of time spent in a search for it. The teacher controls the information by providing the links and the students simply points and clicks to get to the information source. This web site is a guided practice that leads users to specific locations determined by the web page creator.

On Filimentality this activity is referred to as a Hotlist.

Here are some directions for creating a Hotlist using Filimentality. ">How To Create a Hotlist 

A sample guided tour activity on Trackstar.

The 1960s 

For more information on the Guided Tour Activity and many samples

http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/Guided.html 

This page was updated on:  04/10/02