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1 W HAT IS A W EB Q UEST ?

2 Online inquiry-oriented activity Information comes from resources on the internet Two Levels of WebQuests 1) Short Term WebQuest: designed to be completed in one-three class periods 2) Longer Term WebQuest: designed to take between one to four weeks

3 C RITICAL A TTRIBUTES OF A W EB Q UEST Introduction Task Information Sources Process Guidance Conclusion

4 I NTRODUCTION Sets the stage Provides some background information

5 T ASK Doable Interesting

6 I NFORMATION S OURCES Embedded in the WebQuest document Includes: web documents experts available via Experts available via realtime conferencing Searchable databases on the net Books and other documents available in the student's setting

7 P ROCESS Describes what the learner should go through in order to accomplish the task Is broken down into clearly described steps

8 G UIDANCE Guiding questions Directions to complete organizational frameworks like: timelines concept maps cause-and-effect diagrams

9 C ONCLUSION Brings closure to the quest Reminds the students about what they've learned Encourages students to extend the experience

10 N ON -C RITICAL A TTRIBUTES OF A W EB Q UEST Group Activities Motivational Elements Single Discipline or Interdisciplinary

11 G ROUP A CTIVITES WebQuests are usually group activities

12 M OTIVATIONAL E LEMENTS WebQuests are enhanced by: giving the students a role to play (scientist, detective, reporter, …) Creating a scenario to work within (brief the Secretary General, create a nutrition plan, present a proposal, …)

13 S INGLE D ISCIPLINE OR I NTERDISCIPLINARY WebQuests can be designed within a single discipline WebQuests can be interdisciplinary, but are more challenging to design


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