Web Quest


Today on my online class I had to create an online scavenger hunt. I enjoyed this althought I had to rack my brain to find a topic…..ha ha OK, that was an intended pun…. Here is what I came up with .



The Pituitary Gland

Author Nicole Lafountain


Student’s Name _____________________________________________________________


  1. I.                   Introduction

This assignment is for you to use the technology of the worldwide web to hunt for answers to the questions provided.

Answers should be in your own word do not just copy and paste.

There are six sites that contain the information that you need it is your mission to find the answers.


  1. II.               Questions
    1. What System is the Pituitary Gland part of ?









  1. Approximately what size is the pituitary gland? For example Golf ball, Grapefruit, Basketball









  1. The Pituitary Gland is often referred to as the ______ Gland.











  1. Oxytocin is produced by which lobe of the Pituitary  Gland.











  1. Name 3 Hormones that the Pituitary Gland Regulates.









  1. Where is the Pituitary Gland located ?










  1. III.            Internet Resources


  1. http://www.innerbody.com/image/endo01.html


2. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/anatomyvideos/000099.htm


3. http://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps/pituitary-gland


4. http://umm.edu/health/medical/ency/animations/pituitary-gland




5. http://www.pituitarysociety.org/public/overview/


6. http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/pituitary-gland-tumor


  1. IV.             The Big Question

You were diagnosed with a Pituitary prolactinoma. What do you have (in layman’s terms) and what doctors would you go to see first?

Explain what hormones that are secreted by your condition and what the side effects of the hormones are ? Extra credit if you can tell me, one way they would have diagnosed you.







































A Day Made of Glass

Going forward in my educational tech class, I am finding that there are schools all over that are realizing the creative potential in children. This is something that i have known since I was a child. Being a very creative person myself, I told myself that i would implement that aspect into my teaching whenever possible. Technology is one way to do so.


Teaching = <3

Every child dreams of what they want to be when they “grow up.” I wasn’t ever really set on one option. I have wanted to be a nurse, a veterinarian, and lastly a teacher. Not being certain about a career is normal at that age, but I did know one thing. I wanted to use my compassion, outgoing personality, and love for children to make a difference.

Currently my career plan is to earn my degree in early childhood education, and pursue my career as a teacher. The reason that I came to this decision was based on a few reasons. I have a big crazy Italian family with lots of cousins from newborn to twenty six years old. No matter what my age, I remember coming to family gatherings and grabbing a marker to show the rest of the kids what I had learned during the school week. When I got a little older, I got a rush when I was able to quiz some of my knowledge with the older members of my family. It was then that I fell in love with learning and sharing what I had learned. Another reason that I feel I would be a great teacher is the amount of compassion I have for people. I am a genuinely caring person; a trait that I think is superlative in the teaching profession.


In addition, I feel that my most evident personality trait is what will help me the most as a teacher. I am an extremely outgoing person. I love to engage people despite their age. I ask opinions and challenge why people think the way that they do. I have been described often as a people person. I am respectful to others opinions and have a great deal of patience.

It was about this time last year that I started flirting with the idea of going back to school. After 6 years since high school, I knew that going back would be one of the hardest challenges in my life and one of the biggest commitments. I reverted back to the thoughts of being a nurse, but quickly remembered that I can’t stand hospital settings and avoid them at all costs. I knew that in this stage of my life that being an astronaut was not really in the cards. Then I thought about all those nights I’d stay up late and read with my aunt. Being ten years old and showing someone that I highly respected how to pronounce a certain word and going back and forth with trivia. Then I put into perspective my love for children, and the way that their little minds absorb information (as long as you make it interesting). I knew that I only really had one option after all. I was going to be a teacher.