WebQuests

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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Introduction

What is a WebQuest? [PowerPoint]
Building Blocks of a WebQuest

Bernie Dodge's Taxonomy of Tasks
Finding Four-Soaring Higher with WebQuests

Creating WebQuests

QuestGarden
PowerPoint Template
WebQuests 101
MyUEN webpage -- use the Web Activity, or Curriculum Web Page tools at the bottom of the page (after you are logged in) to create a webquest that is available to students.
Web Quest Generator -- allows you to create the links and handouts for a webquest.

ITOO Technique

ITOO Form

"Scaffolding is a temporary structure which provides help at specific points in the learning process. It allows learners to complete a challenging task, which they would not be able to accomplish without help."~Bernie Dodge. As a constructivist teacher you should orchestrate learning from a variety of inputs. Students should transform information from inputs into an output.

1. Outcome-What should they know and understand?
2. Outputs-What will they produce? Production Scaffolding
3. Thinking-Use 21st Century Skills and Rolls. Transformation Scaffolding
4. Input-Websites that the students would use. Reception Scaffolding
5. Carousel Feedback with a neighbor - explain your ITOO!

New and revised Bloom's Taxonomy

WebQuest Rubric and Evaluating WebQuests

eMINTS Webquest Collection:http://www.emints.org/webquest/
PowerPoint Rubric external image powerpoint.png thewebquestrubric_dc.ppt
Rubric: http://www.emints.org/webquest/rubric.shtml

Finding WebQuests
Eduscapes
Wequests and Resources for Teachers
High School WebQuests
Language Arts WebQuests
QuestGarden
More High School WebQuests
StudyWeb WebQuests
Middle School WebQuests
Infusion High School WebQuests



UHS WebQuests
Richmond Projects
Saskatoon WebQuests
WebQuest Academy
Wise Owl WebQuests
Education Service Center
Bernie Dodge's WebQuest Page
EMints Area 2 WebQuests
EMints Teacher WebQuests



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