Category Archives: WebQuests

WebQuests at 20: a lesson in “only new mistakes”

<soapbox> I wrote an article last month, The WebQuest: A Parable reflecting on the 20th anniversary of WebQuests (Education Technology Solutions magazine – also available as a pdf). I won’t repeat the article in this post but use what follows to provide … Continue reading

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Next Era Ed @ ECAWA

Hello! How great to be back in Perth!  I’m really pleased to return to the ECAWA conference to see old friends and meet new ones.  During the conference I’ll be presenting: Keynote: How Ready is Your School for Next Era … Continue reading

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Some Crazy Cliff

New Resource Site Launched When I left the classroom in 1995 for a fellowship to develop things like WebQuests and Filamentality, one of the first projects I thought I’d work on was a comprehensive Web-based resource for The Catcher in … Continue reading

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WebQuest Transformations

Overview I’ve found that there are two main phases to creating and participating in WebQuests.  First there is the whole immersion and information-gathering phase.  Interest is excited and the problem becomes clear so we prepare and soak up lots of … Continue reading

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WebQuest Transformations

Welcome & Overview   I’ve found that there are two main phases to creating and participating in WebQuests.  First there is the whole immersion and information-gathering phase.  Interest is excited and the problem becomes clear so we prepare and soak … Continue reading

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WebQuests Day 1

Getting WebQuests The following is a WebQuest designed to introduce educators to both the lived experience of a WebQuest as well as some of the challenges and opportunities we face in 21st Century schools. Introduction “In the beginning, there was … Continue reading

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WebQuest Day

Quick Brainstorm What are WebQuests? – stick up your thoughts Introduction Tom’s presentation & discussion Example: Terrorist or Freedom Fighter? and handout Big Wide World WebQuest Bernie Dodge’s QuestGarden Tom’s Ghostly BestWebQuests.com ASUS eee Transformer vs iPad2 YouTube Comparison Edge-ucators … Continue reading

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