Teaching Tool: WebQuests
A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is
drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and
support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The model was
in early 1995 at San Diego State University.
The trick is in the task. Start with a good inquiry based task that has open ended questions, using clear learning objectives. Learners produce their own website or simple webpage that includes a quiz to encourage collaboration among learners. Children make them for other children!!
Bernie Dodge, San Diego State University
This site is designed for those interested in integrating the Internet in to the curriculum. It provides information about and sample plans for using WebQuests. Related link "Some Thoughts About WebQuests"
Tom March says
Technology Integration or Thinking Integration
WebQuests created by Graduate Students
from the University of Virginia. Elementary ~ Middle School ~ High School ~ Professional ~ Electives ~ English ~ Language Arts ~ Math ~ Science ~ Social Science
webquests, educational, teaching tool
RESPONSIBLE, ARTISTS, ATHLETES WHO SUPPORT EDUCATION
Have a Message For Your Children.
Let your class use the computer for this! Let Them Build a Web Quest. Children will Build a Web Quest for their favorite Artists and Athletes who support education.
You really need to check these out!
STANDING IN THE SHADOW OF MOTOWN
HIGH SCHOOLGoogle Lit Trips http://www.googlelittrips.org/
Follow the wanderings of Odysseus, the travels of Candide, or the journey of the Joads, among others. This site uses Google Earth technology to locate fiction and nonfiction in real places.
Teaching Tool for Music WebQuests:
Task: take the role of parent, teacher or doctor and find out how classical music affects children. Students find out about the research by musicians and scientists.
Teaching Tool for Math WebQuests:
Quest for Solutions Puzzles about mathematics are initially being offered to teachers of math and
science in elementary, middle, and high schools around the world for use in conducting weekly research
experiences with their students. These weekly research investigations are designed to be part of a monthly
tournament by research teams of students on problems at three levels of complexity: Elementary,
Intermediate, and Advanced. The complexity is determined by the operation signs that are used in
For Teachers: For individuals:
Teaching Tool for Art WebQuests:
2100 is designed to predict how art will influence our lives in the next hundred years. Through
probing past inspirations and scientific methods students can use available data to make reasonable
predictions for the future.
by 10th and 11th Graders Supervised by Teacher Steve Feld
Learning about Leonardo also by Steve Feld