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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 to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The model was developed 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!!

The WebQuest
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

About Rubrics

WebQuests created by Graduate Students
from the University of Virginia. Elementary ~ Middle School ~ High School ~ Professional ~ Electives ~ English ~ Language Arts ~ Math ~ Science ~ Social Science

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FIND WebQuests:



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.

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Funk Brothers


FAMOUS STARS - Webquests


Online Curriculum Black History Month All Year Long


Google Lit Trips
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:

Mozart Effect
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:

The Math-Science 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 Solutions.
For Teachers: For individuals:

Teaching Tool for Art WebQuests:

ArtiFAQ 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