|Topic 5: The Task|
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| Last week you selected the topic for your WebQuest,You may remember that in Module 1 we learned that the task is the most important part of a WebQuest. The task is where you will achieve your curricular goals. It should be both challenging and engaging. A well designed task will encourage students to use higher-order thinking skills. (Analysis, synthesis, evaluation (Bloom's Taxonomy)
Exemplary WebQuests address the enduring understandings you want your students to understand long after they have completed the study of this topic. WebQuests might involve:
|Choose the most appropriate task for your WebQuest topic from the following tasks:|
Retelling TasksSimilar to research reports.
For more detailed descriptions of these tasks and numerous examples of each, visit Taskonomy.
|Writing the Task|
In Week Two, you decided on a topic. Choose a task from the above list that fits well with your topic and your educational goals. When you have finished planning your task and sit down to write it, it is imperative that you make the assignment clear.
Even before the students begin following the steps of the process, they should know exactly what they will be doing for this WebQuest simply because they have read the section about the task.
Look at the Webquest Design Steps, and think about each step and how it contributes to the WebQuest. What is each step included?