Web What? WebQuests!

Have you heard the buzz about WebQuests?  Do you find yourself asking, “What is a WebQuest?”  Well, you’ve come to the right spot.

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WebQuests are well-developed units, housed on the “web”.  They are project-based learning in nature and usually require students to work collaboratively.  Although some WebQuests may require students to use print resources, many utilize digital resources.  Almost everything about WebQuests scream “21st century skills”!  There are also many wonderful ways to incorporate Common Core Standards into the lessons.  For more information on WebQuests, read Dr. Christie’s excellent explanation.

Looking for a pre-made WebQuest?

There are several sites.  Of course, one could always “google” a search term with the “webquest” tag.  However, I have found myself coming back to two sites consistently.  The first, WebQuest.org, is the author site of WebQuests.  They claim to have over 20,000 WebQuests housed on their site.  Another site, Zunal.com, at present have a reportedly 164,638 WebQuests!  That’s a lot of WebQuests!

Wish to write your own WebQuest?

But, what if you just can’t find exactly what you are looking for?  That happened to me and I finally decided to just write my own WebQuest.  It is easier than it looks.  Using one of the two sites listed above, you are given a template and access to tools (rubric maker, quiz builder, etc.).

Click here to be directly linked to the WebQuest I created in an afternoon.

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“Every archaeologist knows in his heart why he digs. He digs… that the dead may live again, that what is past may not be forever lost, that something may be salvaged from the wrack of ages, that the past may color the present and give heart to the future.”  Geoffrey Bibby

Many people do not know about the contributions the ancient Southwest tribes have made to our modern society.  We need your help to teach them about “the old ways”.  But first, you must learn about the ancient tribes and their contributions.

What are your favorite WebQuests?

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Posted on August 17, 2013, in Common Core, Elementary, STEM, Technology. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. My favorite webquests are the one’s I’ve been successful at:
    1) A 5th grade webquest on the Oregon Trail and
    2) A high school British Literature Webquest- “The Quest for Chivalry”

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