What is a Webquest?A webquest is…an inquiry-oriented lesson formatin which most or all the informationthat learners work with comes fromthe web.
What makes a webquest?INTRODUCTION needed to complete the task. This might include web documents, experts available via e-mail or realtime conferencing, searchable databases on the net, and books and other documents physically available inTASK the learners setting. how to organize the information acquiredINFORMATION SOURCES brings closure to the quest, reminds the learners about what theyve learned, and perhaps encourages them to extend the experience into other domainsPROCESS should be broken out into clearly described steps that learners should go through.GUIDANCE doable and interestingCONCLUSION sets the stage and provides some background information
Different examples: http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/de/webquests/dino/dinowq.htmhttp://sd71.bc.ca/Sd71/Edulinks/ICT6_9/lessons/ “A movie to teach” webquest
A webquest may have different types of tasks Retelling Tasks Compilation Tasks Mystery Tasks Journalistic Tasks
H.O.T EVALUATIONDefinition:It requires students to manipulate SYNTHESISinformation and ideas in waysthat transform their meaning andimplications. ANALYSIS APPLICATIONBloom’s Taxonomy:Different levels of thinking COMPREHENSIONwe use when learning. KNOWLEDGE
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CHILDREN 4BACKPACK 4UNIT 5DINOSAURShttp://olc.spsd.sk.ca/de/webquests/dino/dinowq.htm
ADVANCED COURSE NORTHSTAR UNIT 6 SPIRITUAL RENEWALhttp://sd71.bc.ca/Sd71/Edulinks/ICT6_9/lessons/
TEENS UPPER BASICCHECK IT OUT 2UNITACADEMY AWARDS
CONCLUSIONAdvanced CourseChildren 4
STUDENT FEEDBACKHow did our students feel working with webquests?
“Tell me and Ill forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and Ill understand.”