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WebQuests. Inquiry-Oriented Activities and Internet Resources. What you’ll Do! . Find out the meaning of a Webquest…. Figure out why- bother with Webquest…. Evaluate Webquests…. How can you make the most of this treasure on the web?. Make a WEB QUEST !. Understanding webquests.

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Inquiry-Oriented Activities and Internet Resources

what you ll do
What you’ll Do!

Find out the meaning of a Webquest…..

Figure out why-

bother with Webquest….

Evaluate Webquests….


How can you make the most

of this treasure on the web?



Understanding webquests

Allows teamwork and inquiry

Gives you control

  • Task
  • Sites

Process and product

Webquest about webquests

what are some webquest
What are some WebQuest?
  • Look at some examples: Go to this TASKONOMY ,and you’ll see a bunch of different kinds of WebQuests: http://webquest.sdsu.edu/taskonomy.html
belief of learning with webquest


New Knowledge





Own experience

Belief of Learning withWebQuest
  • Belief behind WebQuest:
    • Knowledge acquisition and integration.
  • Learner’s challenge: Deal with a significant amount of new information and make sense of it.


must a webquest include only internet resources
Must a WebQuest Include Only Internet Resources?
  • No!
  • Some or all of the information accessed by students is located within Internet resources.
  • Internet resources are accessed by students via hyperlinks within the WebQuest.
short and long webquests
Short and Long WebQuests
  • Short Term: 1 - 3 class periods
  • Long Term: 1 week to 1 month.
  • Goal : extension and refinement of knowledge.
  • Learner’s challenge in long term Webquest: deeply analyze body of knowledge, transform it, and demonstrate understanding by presenting it in some way
most times students work together
Most Times Students work together
  • Group activities, but can be individualized
  • Role-playing activities
  • Single discipline or interdisciplinary activities
  • Look here for ways students can process:


critical steps in webquest
Critical Steps in WebQuest
  • Introduction
  • Task
  • Process and Resources
  • Evaluation
  • Conclusion
  • GO HERE for more explanation: http://www.internet4classrooms.com/using_quest.htm
looking at one quest
Looking at ONE Quest!
  • The following webquest will be used throughout for an example.

This is a short webquest on King Tut!


introduction in a webquest
Introduction - in a WebQuest
  • Preview of activity
  • Motivation to pursue the task
  • Connection to student’s prior knowledge and/or experiences
  • Webquest example: http://www.pekin.net/pekin108/wash/webquest/#Introduction
task objectives in a webquest
Task (Objectives) - In a WebQuest
  • Description of the problem
  • Description of the final product that requires student to
    • Obtain,
    • Process, and
    • Report information and/or ideas
  • Description of format of final product
  • Look at the Task http://www.pekin.net/pekin108/wash/webquest/#Task
process and resources in a webquest
Process and Resources In a Webquest
  • Description of step-by-step procedures to accomplish task
  • Procedures include a variety of substantive activities related to task
  • Resources are supportive of task and appropriate for students
    • Internet sources (at least three)
    • Non-Internet sources (at least two)
  • King TUT : Notice the Process & Resources
process continued
Process Continued..
  • The hardest thing about the process is making SURE that you have enough structure.
  • Here are some good ideas:http://webquest.sdsu.edu/processguides/


Can you use it when you want to?

Band width capacity

Check during the day

Video uses much more band width

Be Prepared for shut downs

Know your security systems

Can you use Elmo? –

Make sure you CITE it!

  • Determination of what is evaluated and how it is evaluated
  • Evaluation Form reflecting assessment criteria of process and/or product of the task
    • Rubric
    • Criteria List
    • Checklist
  • King Tut: aquizand a rubric
  • Logical resolution to the task
  • Connection to another aspect of the curriculum or to a real life experience
  • Encouragement for ongoing pursuit of the focus area
  • King Tut: http://www.pekin.net/pekin108/wash/webquest/#Conclusion
your assignment
Your Assignment
  • Review WebQuest samples.
  • Evaluate 2
  • Evaluate with a rubric
your job pick and assess a webquest read three slides next before doing the assignment
YOUR JOB: Pick and Assess a WebQuest! Read three slides next BEFORE doing the assignment!
  • To pick a webquest: http://webquest.sdsu.edu/
  • Click on PORTAL
  • Choose find a Quest, and begin searching for examples. YOU have 3 CHOICES for searching! I like the Curriculum Grade Level Matrix
job next steps
Job Next Steps

4. After viewing the Webquest, ASSESS IT, using the used you assess your webquests!

5. Bring YOUR Assessment to class, with WEB ADDRESS on it!

adapted from

Adapted from

Kathleen Schrock’s WebQuest Page

Terry Giffel’s

Beth Rajan Sockman’s