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WebQuests Presented by Santa Rosa County Professional Development Center
What is a WebQuest? A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that students interact with comes from resources on the Web. http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/webquest.html
According to Bernie Dodge... A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity engaging students with resources on the Internet. Each WebQuest has its own motivational dilemma presented in a scenario format. Questions are posed and creative work is expected! Learners process and transform information as they solve the problem. WebQuest components include an Introduction, a specified Task, a list of Hyperlinked Resources, a suggested Process, and an Evaluation and Conclusion section.
WebQuest goals... Acquire and integrate information Extend and refine knowledge Learners must –sift through information –transform information –present information in some form
Why use the Web? Active learning Breaks down the walls that separate schools from everything else
WebQuests are... usually collaborative learners assume specific roles in the group can target specific discipline can be interdisciplinary
WebQuests... Employ best practices in education –cooperative learning activity –use critical thinking –integrate technology into the curriculum
Six steps of a WebQuest 1.The Introduction orients students and captures their interest. 2.The Task describes the activity's end product. 3.The Process explains strategies students should use to complete the task. 4.The Resources are the Web sites students will use to complete the task. 5.The Evaluation measures the results of the activity. 6.The Conclusion sums up the activity and encourages students to reflect on its process and results.
Culminating task may be... Presentation Editorial Article
How long is a WebQuest? Short-term - one to three class periods Long-term - one week to one month