Using WebQuests in the Classroom: Using WebQuests in the Classroom By Alice Tomic What is a WebQuest?: What is a WebQuest? “An inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the Internet.”
San Diego University Why Use WebQuests?: Why Use WebQuests? Engage Students
Research is More Organized
Accommodate multiple learning levels
A great alternative to the standard “research paper” project
Ensures that students are using reliable websites to find their information How Do I Make a WebQuest?: How Do I Make a WebQuest? Choose Your Theme
Decide on a Format
Compile Necessary Resources
Find Appropriate Graphics
Elements of a WebQuest: Elements of a WebQuest Task
General objectives of the project
What should they have learned from the project?
Sample WebQuest: Sample WebQuest Task: Task In this WebQuest, you will research information that will help you better understand tornados.
To understand your specific job in this project, go on to the Process page. Process: Process First, you need to find out what causes tornados.
Second, find out who is most at risk for tornado damage.
Finally, outline some safety precautions to take during a tornado. Conclusion: Conclusion Tornadoes are dangerous weather phenomenon that are very common during this time of year. By completing this project you should have learned some important information about tornadoes so that you can have a safe and happy summer. Evaluation: Evaluation Time To Make Your Own…: Time To Make Your Own… The Steps…: The Steps… Choose Your Topic (For this practice, keep it simple)
Open PowerPoint (Orange “P”)
Create a Title Page
Create Slides for:
Evaluation The Steps (con’t.)…: The Steps (con’t.)… Find quality websites that will give the information you’ve requested in your “process” slide & copy site address
In the process page, create your hyperlinks. (see next slide) To Create a HyperLink:: To Create a HyperLink: Highlight the text that you want to be the link
Go to the “Insert” menu at the top of the page
In bar provided, type in the site address of the site you want to link to
Other Helpful Websites…: Other Helpful Websites… Alice’s WebQuest: www.geocities.com/ccprincess81/webquest
The WebQuest Portal: www.webquest.org
(This site contains internet based webquests only)