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WebQuest Design Pages

WebQuest Collections

The WebQuest Page
HomePage for Bernie Dodge's WebQuest Projects

This site has links to all the best about WebQuests, including webquest design instructions, teacher and student webquest templates that can be copied and edited, and links to lists of already constructed webquests for K~12

The entrance to the Filamentality Site

"Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank interactive Web site that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet sites, and turning Web resources into learning activities. It helps combine the "filaments" of the Web with a learner's "mentality". Support is built-in through Mentality Tips that guide you along the way to creating a Web-based activity you can share with others even if you don't know anything about HTML, Web servers, or all that www-dot stuff."

This site guides you through the complete instructional design process, from picking a topic to building and actually posting a hotlist, scrapbook, treasure hunt, subject sampler, or WebQuest.

A really helpful and easy to use site! Spend some time here.

Webquest Training
A 5-day training workshop for webquest design brought to you by the Co~Nect Teacher Exchange

WebQuest Template
A simple WebQuest template that can be copied and edited. The template includes a link to an online hyptertext dictionary

Teaching with WebQuests: An OnLine Course
A step-by-step guide to developing webquests.

"In this course, you will create a web-based lesson that engages your students in higher order thinking and cooperative learning. The WebQuest model that you will learn will be applicable to a wide range of topics, goals, classroom environments and learners. As you progress, you will learn how to develop attractive web pages, locate useful information on the Web, work collaboratively with other teachers at remote sites, and evaluate complex achievement by your students. You will also learn about teaching for understanding, and develop a set of teaching and assessment strategies you can use with or without the Internet."

WebQuest Class
Here is an agenda for a class (for teachers of the Manteno Community School District # 5 in Manteno, Illinois, about webquest construction. This site, developed by Dawn Russert, an adjunct professor at Olivet Nazarene University and Aurora University also has links to webquests and webquest resources.

Two companion sites from Olivet Nazarene University and Aurora University:

WebQuests and Scaffolding
A scaffold for constructing webquests in chart format. Also has links to webquest construction tips and techniques

Building Blocks of WebQuest Design

This site, by Bernie Dodge, uses graphics, easy navigation, and examples to guide you through the components of a WebQuests: Introduction, Task, Process, Resources, Evaluation, and Conclusion.

"Putting a WebQuest together is not much different from creating any kind of lesson. It requires getting your learners oriented, giving them an interesting and doable task, giving them the resources they need and guidance to complete the task, telling them how they'll be evaluated, and then summarizing and extending the lesson. You can think of each of these parts as a separate building block, By changing each of the blocks, you can use this structure to accomplish a wide range of learning goals."

WebQuest Workshop
This is an introductory workshop on constructing short-term and long-term Webquests. It is presented as part of the University of North Carolina's Bringing the Internet into the Classroom Project. The purpose of the workshop is to allow participants to identify and develop WebQuest activities appropriate for their grade level

Links are provided to resources for reviewing webquest examples, searching for online resources, using WebQuest templates

Why WebQuests
An introduction to the webquest project, this site discusses myths about the internet, reasons for desiging and /or using webquests, and ways to use the web and WebQuests for teachers and schools with no computers to a full computer lab. Tips for choosing a webquest from the hundreds that are available are also presented.

Design FlowChart
A hyperlinked flowchart showing the steps in the WebQuest Design Process

WebQuest Evolution
The WebQuest Design process from Spartanburg District 3 County Schools, Spartanburg, SC. This site has
links to

Instructional Templates
Instructional Templates from the Spartanburg District 3 County Schools, SC, for

  • scavenger hunts
  • guided tours
  • internet discovery
  • internet projects

WebQuest Taskonomy: A Taxonomy of Tasts
From the WebQuest Site: Describes learning tasks, goals, and objectives for the WebQuests with hyperlinked example WebQuests:

"The task is the single most important part of a WebQuest. It provides a goal and focus for student energies and it makes concrete the curricular intentions of the designer. A well designed task is doable and engaging, and elicits thinking in learners that goes beyond rote comprehension.
There must be fifty ways to task your learner. Since 1995, teachers have been adapting the WebQuest model to their own needs and settings, and from their collective wisdom and experience some common task formats have emerged."
This taxonomy describes those formats and suggests ways to optimize their use. It provides a language for discussing WebQuest tasks that should enhance our ability to design them well. It's likely that the task in a given WebQuest will combine elements of two or more of these task categories.

Steps in Building a Unit of Study
Lists of steps and processes involved in building units that integrate and use internet and other technologies in the classroom.
It is linked to a Unit of Study Template. It has has an extensive list of links to educator web sites.
This site is from the Instructional Technology Teams in the Rochester City School District, Rochester, New York

American Memory Collection at the Library of Congress

This site takes you to the American Memory page at the Library of Congress. There are prepared lessons, links, and resources for teachers in American History at all grade levels The lessons use the historical collections at the National Digital Library.
This site has something for everyone:

  • Science: .....history of the conservation movement
  • Social Studies:... from the revolution to WWII, Civil War, immigration, Great Depression, emergence of modern America, suffrage, individual identity.....and using primary sources...historical detectives....whose that lady photographic quiz, and resources for National History Day
  • Art:...photojournalism and photograph analysis guides...plus great "old" photographs, Creative American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten..
  • Language Arts: Tips on enhancing poetry units and Found Poetry Guides
  • Baseball Fans:...Tinkers to Evers to Chance...the double play combination of the century.

This site deserves your attention!