Web Quests


Web Quests

What WebQuests Are (Really)

  • a scaffolled learning structure
  • uses links to essential resources on the Web
  • an authentic task to motivate students' investigation
  • of a central,open-ended question
  • development of individual expertise
  • participation in a final group process that attempts to transform newly acquired information into a more sophisticated understanding.

Criteria for Assessing Best WebQuests

Reading WebQuest

College Reading Web Quest - Here's an example of a webquest in our field!

Critical Thinking WebQuest

Friends! Romans! Countrymen!

Study Skills - You are a high school counselor and you have to advice 4 different students. This may be deja vu for many students.

Future Quest

Critical Thinking and Critical Reading - This web quest is designed to help students sort good information from bad.

Fact or Fiction

Critical Thinking and Chemistry - Is it science or fake science? Students have to sort out debunked theories.

The Junkyard of Ideas

Algebra - Including charts, tables, and graphs!

Get the Party Started!!!


Math / Economics

Time for Spring Break!! (No longer available, but the idea is a good one!)

Inspirational notes

Ask where Lucy's group is getting the inspiration "calling cards." , the voodoo fish, the snap out of it rubber bands!


Flash for Dummies

You want to make Flash fiiles for your website, but you don't have time to learn how to program Flash. No problem. Here is a inexpensive little program that has all the animations and music included. Just add your content. I've had 5 graders creating work here. The program is called PhotoShow 4 Deluxe $49.99 from


Essential Research Tool ENDNOTES - builds the citations and bibliography for you. Plug ins available for Word.