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WebQuests General

WebQuests are Rich Tasks.

WebQuests are Rich Tasks where students are asked to explore more deeply into a topic. Students use and develop their creative and critical thinking skills by researching, discussing, debating and in some cases, carrying out Community of Inquiries [Philosophy for Students].

A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web, but students don't go looking on the web for their resources - these resources are provided for them [to save lots of time!].

A WebQuest is distinguished from other Internet-based research by four characteristics.

  • First, it is classroom-based.
  • Second, it emphasizes higher-order thinking (such as analysis, creativity, or criticism) rather than just acquiring information.
  • And third, the teacher preselects the sources [or they are indicated on the website], emphasizing information use rather than information gathering.
  • Finally, though solo WebQuests are not unknown, most WebQuests are group work with the task frequently being split into roles.

A WebQuest has 5 essential parts: introduction, task, process, resources, evaluation, and conclusion. Normally, there is also a Teacher's Page where the assessment or evaluation; purpose and duration are explained.

Introduction
The introduction explains to the students the real life or fictional problem to be solved. It provides an overview; whether global or local of this problem. 

Task
The task is the formal description of what the students will produce in the WebQuest. The task should be meaningful and fun. Creating the task is the most difficult and creative part of developing a WebQuest.

Process
The steps the students should take to accomplish the task. It is frequently profitable to reinforce the written process with some demonstrations. The process explains how the different roles are involved in the jigsaw of the problem. As most WebQuests are group based, this solving of the problem is collaborative through researching different perspectives.

Resources
The resources the students should use. Providing these helps focus the exercise on processing information rather than just locating it. Though the instructor may search for the online resources as a separate step, it is good to incorporate them as links within the process section where they will be needed rather than just including them as a long list elsewhere. Having off-line resources like visiting lecturers and sculptures can contribute greatly to the interest of the students.

Evaluation
The way in which the students' performance will be evaluated. The standards should be fair, clear, consistent, and specific to the tasks set.

Conclusion
Time set aside for reflection and discussion of possible extensions and links to real life situations.


WebQuests created by On the Job
On The Job

Index of WebQuests created by "On the Job"

 

 

Index of Web Quests on this site:




Accountant

Accountant

So, You Want to Own a Business?

Stock in Literacy

Stock in Literacy
Aerobics Instructor

Aerobics Instructor
Physical Fitness Aerobics Class
Agricultural Scientist

Agricultural Scientist
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Barren Fields
Air Traffic Controller

Air Traffic Controller

Air Traffic Controller

Pilot Potential Programme
Air Traffic Controller
Archaeologist
Archaeologist

Early Man

Restoring the Nike 

Aztechi, Maya, Incas (In Italian)

Restoring the Nike
Architect
Architect
Where did my house come from?

Change the Room

Extreme Makeover – Classroom Edition

A Sense of History: San Diego Architecture

The King is Dead! Show me the Mummy!  

A Pyramid for the Pharaoh

 
Extreme Makeover Classroom Edition
Artist
Artist
Art Exhibit

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Automotive Electrician

Automotive Electrician


The Effect of Greenhouse Gases on the Environment Effect of Greenhouse Gases
Baker
Baker
From Yeast to Bread From Yeast to Bread 
Beautician
Beautician
The Quest for Perfection: A WebQuest Quest for Perfection 
Beekeeper

Beekeeper 
To Bee or Not to Bee  To Bee or Not to Bee 
Builder
Builder
Up with the Walls Up with the walls 
Carpenter

Carpenter

Furniture Design Furniture Design
Chaplain

Chaplain


Between Two Worlds
 
Chef
Chef
Mother Goose Celebration: A Creative WebQuest Experience Mother Goose
Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer
A Bridge Over Water

Cracking Dams
A Bridge Over Water WebQuest
Conservator

Conservator
Art Conservation WebQuest Art Conservation
Construction Worker

Construction Worker
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Corporate Trainer

Corporate Trainer
Strategic Planning Teams Strategic Planning Teams
Crane Operator

Crane Operator


The Case of the Would-Be Widget Thief The Case of the Would-Be Widget Thief
Dancer
 
Dancer
Entertaining with Modern Dance Entertaining with Modern Dance
Director

Director
Silent Film WebQuest

So you want to direct a movie?

So you want to direct a movie 
Early Childhood Educator

Early Childhood Educator
Selecting Child Care Selecting Child Care
Entomologist

Entomologist
Mununja the Butterfly

The Red Imported Fire Ant Webquest







Mununja the Butterfly
Fisher
  
Fisher

Dolphin-Safe Tuna? Web Quest

Something Fishy

Overfishing and the Seafood Dilemma

Dolphin-Safe Tuna?
Fisheries Officer

Fisheries Officer
Green and Greener Green & Greener
Fitness Instructor
  
Fitness Instructor

Nutrition and Fitness

Body Builder

Stepping Towards a Healthy Lifestyle

Nutrition and Fitness 
Florist
Florist
Seed Power Seed Power
Forensic Scientist

Forensic Scientist
Bones and the Badge

Ice Mummy

Where is it?
 
Bones and the Badge 
Forester

Forester
The Science of Bushfires The Science of Bushfires
Garbage Collector
Garbage Collector

Landfill Controversy - An Internet WebQuest on Landfills! (PDF)

Landfill Controversy WebQuest 
Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer
 
Come Down Under  Come Down Under WebQuest 
Home Entertainment
Store
Assistant


Home Entertainment Store Assistant
Software Piracy in Thailand WebQuest
(applicable to DVD Piracy)

File Sharing Ethics WebQuest
File Sharing Ethics WebQuest
Horse Trainer

Horse Trainer
Mustangs Run Free WebQuest Mustangs Run Free WebQuest
Horticultural Assistant

Horticultural Assistant
Our Indigenous Garden

Our Indigenous Garden
Horticulturalist

Horticulturalist
The Science of Bushfires The Science of Fire
Interior Designer 

Interior Designer
Elastic Annex

Elastic Annex 
IT Analyst
IT Analyst
Ideas for New Technology

Basic Network Design

Basic Network Design
Jeweller
Jeweller
Want to start a Jewellery Business? Want to start a Jewellery Business?
Journalist
  
Journalist
Investigative Reporter

 
Investigative Reporter
Judge
Judge
Conflict Yellowstone Wolves Conflict Yellowstone Wolves
Lawyer

Lawyer
Kid's Court: Finding Justice in Fairy Tales Kid's Court: Finding Justice in Fairy Tales
Management Consultant
Management Consultant

Computer Applications for CEOs

Franchise

Small Business WebQuest - Take charge of your future!

Strategic Planning WebQuest

Strategic Planning WQ
Marine Biologist

Marine Biologist
WebQuest: Sensory Biology and the Plight of the Right Whales  
Marketing Officer

Marketing Officer
Marketing Mix

 
Mathematician
Mathematician

 

Exponential Growth & the Human Population

 
Mechanic 
Mechanic
Car Crash  Car Crash 
Meteorologist

Meteorologist
The Last Lighthouse Keeper

The Science of Bushfires
The Last Lighthouse Keeper
Microbiologist

Microbiologist
 
Disease Busters

Protistan Tales of Atlantic White Cedar Swamps
 
Disease Busters 
Museum Curator

Museum Curator
The Mesoamerican Art Exhibit

Art Exhibit!
Mesoamerican Art Exhibit
Musician

Musician
Musical Instruments WebQuest
Musical Instruments WebQuest
Newsagent
Newsagent
Muckracker Magazine







Muckracker 
Paramedic
Paramedic
Mass Casualty Triage - So Many Patients, So Little Time Mass Casualty 
Park Ranger

Park Ranger



WebQuest: Mununja the Butterfly

Conflict Yellowstone Wolves

Wolves of Yellowstone WebQuest
Conflict Yellowstone Wolves
Photographer
Photographer
Influencing Your Photographic Eye Influencing your photographic eye 
Police Officer
Police Officer
Crime Prevention WebQuest Crime Prevention 
Postal Worker
Postal Worker
Stamps - Mirrors of Australia Stamps - Mirrors of Australia 
Salesperson
Salesperson
Parts of a Computer

When in Rome - Shop!
 
School Teacher
Teacher
You are the Teacher: A Study Skills WebQuest (Doc)

A Productive School Year


For Teachers:
Beat the Cheating
Reading is for Boys (and Girls)!
Beating the Cheating 
Scientist
Scientist
An Episode on Australian Animals

Episode on Australian Animals
Sports Coach
Sports Coach
The Super Coach

Maximum Benefits




Maximum Benefits 
Travel Agent
Travel Agent
 
Travel at the touch of a button  Travel at the touch of a button 
Urban & Regional Planner

Urban and Regional Planner
Global Warming Global Warming WebQuest
Vet
Vet
So you think you want a pet, say a puppy or kitten, or how about a fish? So you think 
     
     

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