An inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by students is online. By providing links necessary to complete the quest, the student is able to focus on the material rather than spend time looking for it. The five-part WebQuest (Introduction, Task, Resources, Process, Evaluation, and Conclusion) promotes critical thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

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Essential Question - How can WebQuests meet curriculum standards and still be based on student interests?


WebQuest Reflection - What did you do last year? Putting into Practice

Objective: Teachers should be able to evaluate the objectives of a WebQuest using more than its title and will be more effective at designing and finding WebQuests to meet curriculum standards.

3 Questions


1. What does the topic of the WebQuest appear to be?
2. What grade level standards can be met with this WebQuest?
3. How could this WebQuest be adapted with extra scaffolding or different directions to meet the needs of the students in my class?

Comic Strip WebQuest
http://education.iupui.edu/webquests/comic/comic.htm
Do You Believe In Lake Monsters ?
http://www.station05.qc.ca/css/ecoles/stmarg/als/memphrequest/index.htm
In the Time of the Old Ones
http://www.itdc.k12.ca.us/curriculum/oldones.html
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
http://teachers.emints.org/fy05/millerk/basebwq/baseballquest.htm
A Stitch in Time
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webquests/quilts/
Shipwreck Island
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webquests/shipwreck/
Let's Gogh
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/brooklyn/vangogh/
Toolkit

Let's Review

Building Blocks
5 Rules
WebQuest Design Pattern
Taxonomy of Tasks
Selecting a WebQuest
Examples of Scaffolds

QuestGarden, Microsoft Word, or Microsoft PowerPoint

  1. One page template by Internet4Classrooms

  2. WebQuest Templates from Bernie Dodge's website
  3. Spartanberg Template
  4. Multi-page Template. Each page would need to be saved and then opened in a web editor.
  5. Alternative Templates
  6. QuestGarden - How to use QuestGarden Instructions

Let's Go To Work!




Guide and evaluate your WebQuest design using the following:

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