WebQuests And Scavenger Hunts
This article from Britan shows how webquests can help students learn. The article covers...
- Defining a webquest
- Reasons for using webquests
- Structure of a webquest
- Producing a webquest
- Implementing a webquest
All you internet surfers be prepared to show your search skills? The Internet Scavenger Hunt is one of the oldest but still one of the best.
Create your own list of 5-10 items and see how your students can do.
EdWeb at San Diego State University has updated its WebQuest site to include tutorials for teachers and students. Probably the best starter. WebQuest Introduction is another great resource.
A set of videos describing webquests and how to make them.
- YouTube URL
This journal article compares the use of WebQuests with traditional instruction.
While the results were mixed, with WebQuest, the students seemed to have more ownership and sense of accountability.
This matrix of webquests was created by "Future Educators" in the 5th year MAT program at Pacific University. Quests are broken out by subject and grade level.
Here are additional resources for implementing Webquests in your classroom.
Before hurtling fully into a treasure hunt learn to use some of the search tools. Many university students rely on the Web for research projects so it is important that younger students begin to acquire this 21st century skill.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• Black (African-American) History
• Copyrights and Intellectual Property Rights
• Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet
• Example Computer-Assisted Collaboration Projects
• Gifted Children
• Global Show'n'Tell
• Safe Web Searching
• Scientists and Mathematicians Online
• Tracking Web Site Changes and Lost Web Sites
• Virtual Microscopes