A WebQuest is an interactive inquiry-oriented learning activity that has three key elements that make it different from just searching for knowledge.
Things to remember about WebQuests:
Do not reinvent
In other words, don't spend time writing a WebQuest without searching the sites to see what is out there. Sometimes the idea is already there and all you have to do is use the one you find, or tweak it just a little bit to make it fit the lesson you are teaching.
Here's how I created my first WebQuest.
I saw the "Create a travel brochure".
I remembered the Travel brochure lesson that Mrs. Stokes used. I talked to her
and I found the sites. This was for the ETTC class I took.
Mr. Reca talked to Mrs. Stokes, and he used this for his class.
Travel to Latin America http://cmcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/webquest/reca.htm
Then I heard that Mr. Gallo would be using Mr. Reca's site
some changes. See how it goes??!!
2. Check out WebQuests on the internet: Use them. Do they give you an idea?
ETTC WebQuest Page http://www.lr.k12.nj.us/ETTC/archives/WebQuest.html
WebQuest Example Matrix http://webquest.sdsu.edu/matrix.html
Math WebQuests http://www.wfu.edu/~mccoy/NCTM99/
Shelby County Schools WebQuests http://www.scs.k12.tn.us/STT99_WQ/wq_toc.html
Good Luck and Happy Hunting!!!
Mrs. DeVan firstname.lastname@example.org Inservice on WebQuests page last updated on 11/08/2004