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WebQuests - PBL for the Timid

Workshop resources for Central York School District's MCL Summit 2018

Useful WebQuest Resources

Useful resources related to the WebQuest model.

The Learning Power of WebQuests | Tom March

Educational Leadership
December 2003/January 2004 | Volume 61 | Number 4
New Needs, New Curriculum Pages 42-47
Tom March

Giving Students the Opportunity to Drive Lessons | Edutopia

Using inquiry-based learning gives students a chance to make their learning more relevant to their lives.

Teacher Tap: WebQuests

What's a WebQuest?

BestWebQuests.com | Tom March

Because many of the WebQuests in BestWebQuests are more than ten years old and have not been updated, I’ve decided to close the site.  I appreciate all those great educators who have invested time and creative energy into designing the authentic learning experiences that made it into BestWebQuests.

Why WebQuests?

move through the WebQuest strategy, highlighting its features and the rationale behind them

WebQuests: Explanation

Search for the word "WebQuest" in any search engine, and you soon discover thousands of online lessons created by teachers around the world.

What is a WebQuest? A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented online tool for learning, says workshop expert Bernie Dodge
1. This means it is a classroom-based lesson in which most or all of the information that students explore and evaluate comes from the World Wide Web. Beyond that, WebQuests:

A Taxonomy of WebQuest Tasks

The task is the single
most important part of a WebQuest. It provides a goal and
focus for student energies and it makes concrete the
curricular intentions of the designer. A well designed task
is doable and engaging, and elicits thinking in learners
that goes beyond rote comprehension.

The WebQuest Design Process

0.
Do you really need to create a WebQuest from scratch?
Read
http://webquest.org/sdsu/adapting/index.html to
learn about adapting existing WebQuests.

What WebQuests Are (Really) | Tom March

A well-designed WebQuest uses the power of the Internet and a scaffolded learning process to turn research-based theories into dependable learning-centered practices.

What is a WebQuest?

Dr. Bernie Dodge, professor of Educational Technology (http://coe.sdsu.edu/edtec/) at San Diego State University, describes how he invented the WebQuest, why...

The WebQuest Place - Key Elements of a WebQuest

Key Elements of a WebQuest - Examples

WebQuests | Education World

Find some of the best teacher-created WebQuests on the Net.

ESOL: About WebQuests

A WebQuest is an instructional tool designed to motivate and engage students in the learning process. Students use information from the Web (this may be distributed in the form of handouts) to perform an interesting task, such as to solve a mystery or create a solution.