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!

http://www.wordshop.com



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

http://www.simplestar.com



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