|Topic 3: Exploring and Reviewing WebQuests|
|Exploring WebQuests||Table of Contents|
you enter the word WebQuest into a search engine such as:
You will get individual WebQuests, collections of WebQuests and commercial sites that use the name WebQuest. To narrow your search combine the word WebQuest with another word to narrow your search such as: classroom, education, teach, or student.
WebQuest + education
You will want to systematically draft your WebQuest. Take a close look at Bernie Dodge's WebQuest Design Process. This will help you as you plan and organize your WebQuest.
Finally think how you will integrate multiple curricular areas in your WebQuest. Although the primary content area for your WebQuest may be science or social studies, the fine arts, literacy or math, etc., there will be an overlap with other curriucular areas. Plan for this.Use this graphic to consider the organization of your WebQuest.
The Enduring Undestanding is the theme for your WebQuest. It is what you want your students to deeply understand forever as a result of doing this WebQuest. After you've chosen your theme, select the standards your WebQuest will meet (assuming you have curricular standards), then use the standards (if you have them) to write your goals (broad general statements about what students will learn). Next write measurable objectives. Measurable objectives state what students will learn and how you will know they have actually learned it. These are action statements. For example: As a result of this WebQuest students will be able to analyze the causes of the Civil War in the United States by creating, and orally presenting to the class, a PowerPoint slide show using images from the American Memories Collection on events leading up to the Civil War. Notice that the assessment drives the content.
Review the following sites: