Topic 1: What Are WebQuests?
Reading
Definition of WebQuests
Table of Contents  Warm-up

Reading

Resources

Assignment

WebQuests provide a goal and focus for web searching.They aren't just a retelling of information, but require the student to transform information into a new form
WebQuests are powerfully motivating inquiry oriented learning opportunity for students. Some are commercially available to be joined either free or for a fee such as MayaQuest.   Others are teacher created.

Read Bernie Dodge's WebQuest Page and
Tom March's WebQuest Page

The basic WebQuest structure is:

Introduction
The Task 
Process 
Evaluation 
Conclusion
Credits 
Teacher Page 


Read: Concept to Classroom: Workshop on WebQuests

History and Benefits of WebQuests
The two most well known authorities on Web Quests are Bernie Dodge at San Diego State University and Hal March. You can get more information on how to create and use WebQuests on their Web sites and on some of the other WebQuest sites listed here:
  • WebQuests (Bernie Dodge, San Diego State University):

Examples of WebQuests
WebQuest Examples: