Here are some directions to help you navigate through the “high seas” of the website:
Main page: The main page of Quest Teaching includes a collection all the blog posts, in every subject area. Everytime there is a new blog post it will be posted on the main page and on the related subject page for easy access.
The side-bar of the main page includes many teacher tools, blog sites and author connections . I hope teachers will find these connections useful in their lesson planning and classroom management. It is my goal to put all these useful tools in one place because I know that teachers don’t have time to be constantly searching. That’s why I have done the “quest” for them and included any sites, blogs and tools that I find useful or have been recommended by other teachers. I will keep updating the side-bar as I find new great teacher tools and blog-sites worth following.
Coins : Each coin represents a subject area. By clicking on the coin the teacher will be taken to a page which highlights all the published blog posts related to that subject. As well, the side blog roll on that page will include websites and tools related to topics which fall into the subject area.
Quest Projects: Woven throughout the Ultimate Treasure Quest are the themes of community and service. This page is the place that your class can become aware of many worthy service projects in which they can get involved. Each project will be highlighted by guest author, Tristan Skretting, who really has a heart for serving others. Every organization is just a click away, found on the sidebar under the type of non-profit organization or cause that it represents. Talk about real-life learning applications!
Quest Teachers: This will be the place to share with other teachers who are using the novels or the many other resources found at Quest Teaching. This is a place to leave your comments, share ideas for how you are using the resources in the classroom, ask authors questions, and connect with other classes. Also watch for updates and news to teachers posted here!
Quest Classes: This is the place that I send my class and I hope you will send yours! Here, your students will find a safe place with links to a variety of kid friendly websites that can be used to differentiate your classroom learning environment. The sites are arranged by subject area on the side-bar. If you are wanting students to access the the site links on ipads, then download the photon app and browse the Quest Teaching site with the app. All the flash websites will work.