What is a Webquest?
Why are webquests such a powerful tool for students? Take a look at the video clips below and check out the information in the “Webquest Basics”. A Webquest is usually defined as any inquiry oriented activity for students where all or most of the resources can be found on the web. Webquests have been around for some time now. They are a proven way to engage and motivate students, require students to use higher level thinking skills, and teach curriculum standards in a memorable format while producing a meaningful product. When done correctly, kids love doing webquests, and teachers have fun using them in class.
I’ve used, researched, and evaluated webquests, and I’d like to show you why you should use them. I've even written one of my own: How Green is Your Gasoline? . Whether you are completely new to the topic or eager to try writing your own, you’ll find a wealth of resources on this page that will assist you.
The goals I've set for this workshop include:
*Define a webquest and identify criteria for excellence in a webquest.
*Recognize compelling reasons to use webquests in the classroom.
*Locate and browse resources for finding and creating webquests.
Why Webquests in the Classroom?
Parts of a Webquest
INTRODUCTION (sets up the situation and hooks the reader)
TASK (the job the students must perform),
PROCESS (the how-to instructions for the student)
EVALUATION (gives students a rubric for evaluating the final project)
CONCLUSION (a wrap-up).
CREDITS (for recognizing contributions from websites, photos, etc.)
For a good explanation of these parts, visit: http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/buildingblocks/p-index.htm
Here is a basic template for a webquest, good for sketching out ideas: http://webquest.sdsu.edu/templates/lesson-template1.htm
Benefits of Using Webquests
Finding and Creating Webquests
Using Discovery Streaming in a Webquest
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