A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web. The model was developed by Bernie Dodge at San Diego State University. Well designed, grade appropriate webquests can certainly help students develop strong research skills and hone their ability to compare and evaluate information from different sources.
Today I am sharing a few resources that might fit your classroom plans and curriculum needs.
WebQuests for Engaged Learners
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators
Tech Treker’s QuestsOnline Technology WebQuest Practise Modules
Lastly, here is a webquest that might tickle your interest and problem solving skills: The DaVinci Code Web Quest.
2 thoughts on “Webquest Resources”
Webquests are a powerful way of bringing inquiry into the classroom. A few years ago, I wrote a Webquest Locator in ASP and put together a collection as they applied to the Ontario Curriculum. It’s still here at: http://www.gecdsb.on.ca/d&g/DP/. It probably needs weeding. I also wrote one that is still in use by our teachers. It’s called the “Choices into Action Webquest” and was written to support the new Guidance Curriculum. http://www.gecdsb.on.ca/d&g/cia/choices.htm. I’ve given many a workshop on them and our teachers have written some pretty engaging ones. http://www.gecdsb.on.ca/d&g/wq/gecwebquests.htm