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									WebQuests & More!
A WebQuests & More Inventory:
• Who has NOT heard of Webquests, but is a curious soul?

• Who HAS HEARD of Webquests, but NOT USED one?
• Who has USED a WebQuest that was PRE-MADE?
• Who has ventured into the CREATING of a WebQuest?

„S & More Feedback?
       comments / tips?
WebQuests & More!
WHAT is a WebQuest?
A definition from Bernie Dodge,
         the originator of the WebQuest concept:                                                          Bernie Dodge,
                                                                                                          WebQuest guru

"A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity
         in which most or all of the information used by learners
                         is drawn from the Web.

WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well,
         to focus on using information rather than on looking for it,
                         and to support learners' thinking at the levels
                                         of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation."

         From the article, “Creating a WebQuest: It's Easier Than You Think!” By Linda Starr;
                                                             EducationWorld (
WebQuests & More!
Project? Jakes from
A definition from David

“Inquiry-Based Projects:
        • are processes where students address / formulate investigative questions
        • obtain factual information from Web resources
        • build knowledge that reflects an answer to the original question
        • make a rich and meaningful learning experience for students
         by embedding numerous process and thinking skills
        • involve individual learners or cooperative teams”

                     Webquests / Inquiry Based Projects:
                           similar structure, similar process, similar goals…
WebQuests & More:
Do you think it‟s TIME     TO TRY (something new)

    Do you think it‟s TIME      TO LEAP (into a new
venture)   ?   Until you TRY,

                    YOU WILL NEVER
WebQuests & More!
WHAT constitutes a WebQuest?

      …what are the components?
• “The 6 Building Blocks”:
   Provides a synopsis of, and examples for each step:
                  • Introduction / Scenario
                  • Task / Essential Questions
                  • Process / Roles / Resources
                  • Evaluation / Assessment Rubric
                  • Conclusion / Summary
                  • (optional) Teacher Page                                  Teacher Page
WebQuests & More!
The Introduction / Scenario:                     Introduction

                     shares background info,
                     establishes an “authentic” situation,
                     sets the stage,
                     provides a “hook” to lure the student

Junk Food Webquest:    
Let‟s Squash Tobacco Use:
March Madness:    

Too Hot To Handle:     
WebQuests & More!
The Task:

                     outlines a plan - or course of action,
                     poses an essential question,                                                     Task

                     usually requires some type of decision-making,
                     identifies a culminating & interesting product

I Am Joe‟s…:           

It‟s Your Choice - Random Drug Testing:

NHL Salary Creator:
Nutrition For a Healthier You:
WebQuests & More!
The Process:

                     describes steps of action,
                     explains strategies,
                     includes accompanying questions to gather info,
                     provides hyperlinked resources

Identifying Sexual Assault:
School Safety Webquest:   
Where Do I Go From Here?:  
Xtreme Sports / Xtreme Safety:
WebQuests & More!
The Evaluation:

                     describes the method of assessment,
                     explains learning outcomes,
                     offers an evaluation rubric


Healthiest Fast Food:   

The Human Body:

Nuts About Nutrition:   

Why Shouldn‟t I Smoke:  
WebQuests & More!
The Conclusion:

                       wraps up the project,
                       reminds & reviews what has been learned,
                       encourages student reflection,
                       challenges students to extend the experience

Dealing With Drug Addiction:
Fat Facts Webquest:      
WebQuests & More!
The Teacher Page:

                        includes extra notes,
                        recommends resources,
                        lists / provides and special materials needed,
                        standards information,
                        some samples

Diabetes Webquest:
Eating Disorders - A PSA: 

The Real Scoop on Tobacco:
                                                                                                 Teacher Page
WebQuests & More!
What ARE the “S & More?”
PIN by Tom March at Ozline
WebQuests & More!
What else do they INCLUDE?
(categories)a compilation of key works or, resources;
  • Topic Hotlist - (
             ideally a webpage with hyperlinked bookmarks for other‟s use
  • Multimedia Scrapbook - links to photos, maps, stories, facts, quotes, audio clips,
           virtual tours, etc. to explore important aspects of a topic in preparation for
           students being able to construct a visual project reflecting their learning
  • Knowledge / Treasure Hunt - questions posed for students to gather up-to-
          date information and background knowledge using linked webpages
  • Subject Sampler - small number of topic-oriented links aimed at getting students
           to connect to a topic by visiting engaging, interactive or emotional sites
  • Webquest - a complex or debatable issue, challenging task or real-life
          scenario to be investigated, discussed, evaluated and even
          solved after students consult numerous web resources and
          materials to construct their own decisions and solutions
WebQuests & More!
What do the “S & More” LOOK
like? (examples)
  • Topic Hotlists - (      hyperlinked resources)
 Crool Zone- School Safety Issues:
 Especially Espanol:
 Space Hotlist:

 • Multimedia Scrapbooks - (visual               explorations)
 Donner Online:
 Exploring China:

 • Knowledge / Treasure Hunts - (Q & A hunts )
 Five Senses:
 Heart Internet Hunt:
 Hunt For Dental Health:
 My Lungs:
WebQuests & More!
What do the “S & More” LOOK like?
 • Subject Samplers - (up          close & personal vantages) *
 An Insect‟s Perspective:
 Cells Sampler:
 Money Matters:
 My China:
 Sampling African America:

 • WebQuests - (complex,authentic style, investigative evaluations)
 Little Rock 9 - Integration 0:
 Preventing a Heart Attack:
 Real Scoop on Tobacco:
 School Safety:
 Shh - We‟re Writing the Constitution:
WebQuests & More!

Zen   in the Art of Teaching with the Web:
  “It's a lot like what you're already doing.
   It's unlike anything you've ever done before.”
                                                    Tom March,

                     David Thornburg, “futurist and technology specialist,”
                     explains why technology requires more teacher-student
      D. Thornburg   interaction than ever before.

           “Teachers need to show their students how to judge
           and evaluate the information they find.”
WebQuests & More!
                                                                “answers must be
                                                                  discovered or
“focus on USING information
rather than on looking for it…”

                                                               “allows them
                                                                to explore
                                                               in a guided,
                                                            meaningful manner”
“must process information -
      not regurgitate it”

                                          “allows them
                                    to use their imagination
                                  and problem-solving skills”
WebQuests & More!
“It takes the humdrum out of traditional
lessons and allows the students
to gain knowledge on their own…                                      “I love Webquests - -
all in a well-thought out way.”                             they are meaningful activities
                                                   that allow students to do a great deal
                                                                    of controlled research

                                           Why?                 in a short period of time.”

“I also have found that some people
are amazed to see the way
that lower functioning students work
                                                                     “A good web activity
when they are in the writing center.”
                                                                 keeps the students very
                                                                   focused and on task.”

Q: Did you create your own project from scratch?
   A: Yes
Q: How did that process work out for you?
   A: Great. I totally completed a Webquest in 6 hours of a trade-off In-Service day.
WebQuests & More!
HOW can WebQuests be
1. USE pre-existing WebQuests or Internet projects
       (be sure to CHECK ALL LINKS!)

2. MODIFY pre-existing WebQuests or Internet projects
      (again, be sure to CHECK ALL LINKS!)

3. CREATE OWN WebQuests or Internet projects
       • templates are available in HTML (webpage format) OR MS Word
       • MS Word can be converted to HTML: FILE / SAVE AS WEBPAGE
       • Bernie Dodge‟s San Diego State Univ.s WebQuest Templates:
       • another HTML format:
       • another MS WORD format: wqwordtemplate.doc
WebQuests & More!
Where can you FIND pre-made
 Best WebQuests:
 Berks County Intermediate Unit:
 Blue Web‟n:
 Dr. Alice Christie‟s Matrix of 282 WebQuests:
 Kathy Shrock:
WebQuests & More!
Where can you FIND pre-made
Louisiana State University:
 Macomb County School District:

 Midge Frazel:

 Milford, CT Public Schools WebQuests:

 My Teacher Tools:

 New Mexico State University:

 New South Wales Dept. of Education:

WebQuests & More!
Where can you FIND pre-made
WebQuests? WebQuest page (Bernie Dodge):
San Diego State University‟s
 Spartanburg County SD:

 Technology Challenge Grants:

 Richard Levine‟s List:

 University of Richmond:

 West Bend WebQuest Resource List:

WebQuests & More!
HOW does one CREATE /modify
WebQuests?begin planning?
…Wondering HOW to
        Dodge‟s site:

…Wondering WHAT SCENARIO / TASK to create?
        Design Patterns:
                * this site provides descriptions, applications and examples

        WebQuest Taxonomy of Tasks:     

…Wondering HOW TO SHARE or POST your projects?
    School / Staff webspace?
    Free Webpage Space:
WebQuests & More!
HOW does one CREATE /modify
…Wondering WHAT components to include?

 • “Remember the 6 Building Blocks:”                                                     Task


      Provides a synopsis of, and examples for each step:
               • Introduction / Scenario
               • Task / Essential Questions
               • Process / Roles / Resources
               • Evaluation / Assessment Rubric

               • Conclusion / Summary
               • * (Teacher Page)
                                                                                     Teacher Page
WebQuests & More!
Sample Projects:
Stress Screen
Heartfelt Letter
Fiscal Fitness - Corp. / Teen
Happy Meals
Weighty Issue
Truth About Tobacco
Serious Stuff About Substance Abuse - Webpage / Musica
            WebQuests & More!
1. process of investigation, evaluation       K                      THINK of QUESTIONS
application of a hypothetical, but            N
authentic scenario                            O
2. compiled list of hyperlinked websites      W                                    or COMMENTS
to serve as resources                         L
3. experiential style of learning through
engaging, emotionally charged sites
                                              E                                     that YOU may
4. seek & find style of questions leading
to gathering of information and               G
                                              U                                    While I have
                                              N                              a few QUESTIONS
Across                                        T
3. university site of WebQuest origination                                           for YOU !
5. main tool for student research
6. Mr. WebQuest
7. topical exploration via links to photos, maps, audio clips, and virtual tours
WebQuests & More!
There are many ways, shapes and forms
in which you might be able to use these online activities…
                     …let your imagination be your guide!

Are you feeling that (now) it may just be
        TIME TO TRY (something like WebQuests &
More)   ?
Are you feeling that (now) it truly is
        TIME TO LEAP (into a new Internet-based
project) ? …Just as the song says, until you TRY,
                          YOU WILL NEVER
WebQuests & More!
       THANK YOU for your
 „S & More Info:
         • To access the handout from today‟s workshop,
          go to the website URL:
and follow the instructions in the section:
    20. PSAHPERD Convention „05, Lancaster PA (11-18-05)
                      and click on the underlined link.


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