for Bernie Dodge's WebQuest Projects
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
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.
A 5-day training workshop for webquest design brought to you by
the Co~Nect Teacher Exchange
with WebQuests: An OnLine Course
A step-by-step guide
to developing webquests.
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."
Building Blocks of WebQuest Design
by Bernie Dodge, uses
graphics, easy navigation, and examples to guide you through the
components of a WebQuests: Introduction,
Task, Process, Resources, Evaluation,
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."
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
are provided to resources for
reviewing webquest examples, searching for online
resources, using WebQuest templates
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.
Taskonomy: A Taxonomy of Tasts
From the WebQuest
Site: Describes learning tasks, goals, and objectives for the WebQuests
with hyperlinked example WebQuests:
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
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.
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
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:
of the conservation movement
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
and photograph analysis guides...plus great "old" photographs,
Creative American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten..
on enhancing poetry units and Found Poetry Guides
to Evers to Chance...the double play combination of the century.
site deserves your attention!