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Webquests

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IT in Education Refresher Course

Home learning Webquest

 

2. Webquests

 

Webquests are tools which use the internet as part of a research project, they are directed learning and can be quite varied in their approach. They are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

 

Task 3:

 

Go to this page on Webquests,read it.

http://www.geocities.com/aiswebquests/

Also visit

Readings and Training materials

http://webquest.sdsu.edu/materials.htm

Many webquests can be found at San Diego State University

http://webquest.sdsu.edu/matrix.html

1. Could you use webquests in your classroom? Please explain how or why not.

2. Choose one of the following webquests

Modern China

http://users.cwnet.com/phillips/wq.china.htm

Festivals and Holidays in Hong Kong

http://www2.hkedcity.net/citizen_files/ab/at/wo765803/public_html/Festivals_in_HK/index.htm

3.Evaluate the webquest using the following rubric

http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/webquestrubric.html

How did it measure up? How could you improve it?

This page http://www.warwickschools.org/webquest/hints.htmgives you some ideas on what to consider when building your own webquest.

Extension activity:

Create your own short webquest on a topic you have done or will do this year with a class.

Post it to the forum.

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