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					WebQuest

      Adapted from materials by
           Bernie Dodge
       and Kathleen Schrock
What is a WebQuest
“A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented
 activity in which some or all of the
 information that learners interact
 with comes from resources on the
 internet”
Two Types of WebQuest
Short Term-
   Designed to take one to three class periods.


Long Term-
   Designed to take one week or longer.
Short Term
The instructional goal of a short term WebQuest is
 knowledge acquisition and integration.

Learner deals with a significant amount of
 information and makes sense of it.
Long Term WebQuest
 The learner will have analyzed a body of knowledge
  deeply, and demonstrated an understanding of the
  material by creating something that others can respond to,
  on-line or off.

 Learner demonstrates his/her by presenting the what they
  have learned.
Critical Attributes

Introduction         Resources

Task                 Evaluation

Process              Conclusion
Non-Critical Attributes
Most likely to include group activities

Might include role-playing

May be interdisciplinary
Introduction



Motivate the learner. Get the learner
 interested in the task.

Should orient the learner to what is coming.
The Task


What will the learner have done by the end of the
 WebQuest?

What must they produce? (Product / Presentation.)
 Description of the Process
Clearly describes the steps

Lets the student know the steps to complete the
 task.

Can provide learning advice.
 Information Sources / Resources
List of web pages which the teachers has located
 that will help the student complete the task.

May include non-web resources. (Maps, books,
 videos etc.)

All resources may not be used by every student.
Evaluation
             Need to be able to measure
              results.

             Evaluation rubrics are the
              most authentic assessment.
Conclusion
Bring closure to the quest.

Remind students what the have learned.

Encourage further exploration.
Design Steps for Teachers
Choose a topic (Curricular
 Based)
Identify Resources
Choose a task
Design the Evaluation
Develop the the Process
Publish the WebQuest
The End

				
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