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WebQuests By Emily Tackett

What is a WebQuest? :

What is a WebQuest ? Inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all of the information that learners work with comes from the web.

Who developed it? :

Who developed it? Dr. Bernie Dodge at San Diego State University in February, 1995. He wanted to provide his students with a way to use the internet to better suit their time while in school.

Structure of a WebQuest :

Structure of a WebQuest Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion (Teacher’s Page)

Uses of WebQuests in Education :

Uses of WebQuests in Education They keep students focused while online. WebQuests encourage students to think at higher levels. Promote cooperative learning through group projects and working together. Students will move at an accelerated pace. Time can be flexible surrounding the lessons.

Limitations of WebQuests :

Limitations of WebQuests They are not appropriate for every grade level The format of the lesson focuses on critical thinking skills rather than particular information. WebQuests require appropriate reading levels and research skills.

What topics can be covered using WebQuests? :

What topics can be covered using WebQuests ? WebQuests are better suited for using creativity and addressing open-ended questions.

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WebQuests are one of the many ways teachers and students can take advantage of the internet. They can help meet standards. Social Studies and Science

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Thousands of teachers have embraced WebQuests in their classrooms. 21 st Century Technology Bejing , India, and the United Kingdom.

References :

References http://webquest.org/ http://www.teacherweb.com/tweb/webquests.aspx http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/webquests/ http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech011.shtml

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