Introduction: Makes the activity fun and desirable for
students. It provides background infromation. (You are
Task: A formal description of what students will have
accomplished by the end of the webquest.
Process: A description of the steps learners should go
through in accomplishing the task. (Embed links in each
Evaluation: A rubric for evaluation student’s work.
Conclusion: Step allows for reflection by the students
summarization by the teacher.
Credits/ Resources: A list of the resources that
students need to complete the task.
Teacher Page: A listing of all materials needed for
teachers to use this in their own classroom.
Webquest- A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the
information that learners interact with comes from resources on the internet,
optionally supplemented with videoconferencing.
Short term webquest- The instructional goal of a short term WebQuest is
knowledge acquisition and integration. At the end of a short term WebQuest, a learner
will have been show a significant amount of new information and made sense of it. A
short-term WebQuest is designed to be completed in one to three class periods.
Longterm Webquest- The instructional goal of a longterm webquest is
extending and refining knowledge. After completing a longer term WebQuest, a
learner would have analyzed a body of knowledge, transformed it in some way, and
demonstrated an understanding of the material by creating something that others can
respond to. A longer term WebQuest will typically take between one week and a
month in a classroom setting.
Inquiry oriented -A student-centered, active learning approach focusing on
questioning, critical thinking, and problem-solving. It's associated with the idea
quot;involve me and I understand.quot;
Teacher Resources Needed
A web editor is the only specialized document
You will need a Web server in order to post your Web
Web Quest can be created in Word, PowerPoint or
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/brooklyn/chocolate/ charlie and chocolate
http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/harry/harry.htm#intro day as harry
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http://www.zianet.com/cjcox/edutech4learning/cinco.html cinco de mayo
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/blue/bluetg.html island of the blue
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/rats/ratstg.html mrs frisby and rats of nihm
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/ody/odytg.html the odyssey
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/anfrm/anfrmtg.html animal farm
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/dust/dusttg.htm the grapes of wrath
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/tokil/mocktg.htm to kill a mockingbird
The ability to work in teams.
There is alot more information available to everyone
than there use to be and it is growing at an
accelerating rate. Many of these sources will not be
filtered nor verified.
Individuals are now facing more complicated issues
than they use to- easy fixes will be resisted.
In the course of a lifetime, individuals will go
through several different jobs.
WebQuest is not the best way to teach simple
procedures and definitions.
In order to use WebQuest, student's must have a
certain level of reading ability. This only means it is
harder to create a good WebQuest for younger
Also, some feel that the classroom learning should be
more focused on facts and content.