- Here’s a Stixyboard for brainstorming “What are WebQuests?”
- Now let’s try Putting the WebQuest Pieces Together (doc)
A little history lesson & Background
WebQuests all started with this page posted by Bernie Dodge: Some Thoughts About WebQuests. I was team-teaching with Bernie in a teacher prep course on creating interdisciplinary units. I soon began a three year fellowship where the first thing I did was to post the first (non) WebQuest for use outside of our course: Searching for China (version 0.9). This was, “good, but not a WebQuest.” Why? A few years later it became this updated version of Searching for China.
Sample WebQuests by Tom or Web-and-Flow
One really good way to develop a WebQuest is from a ClassPortal. Below are the ClassPortals you’ve begun. Do any of the topics suit a WebQuest?
Reviewing ClassPortals from the group
- David Dawson’s idmskr.wordpress.com
- Mark Byrnes’s our20thcentury.wordpress.com
- Ilja Vanweringh’s austindentity.wordpress.com
- PLC’s plcservice.wordpress.com
- Steve Lee’s 73stevelee.wordpress.com
- Vin Healy’s healyvin.wordpress.com
- Natasha Crooks & Erica Morsman’s yr56fairytales.wordpress.com
- Cate Evans’ youhavetoreadthis.wordpress.com
If you want to use this approach (or begin a new blog for a WebQuest) you might want to copy/paste this template into a Page on your blog.
Guides for your Process
- Detailed Process for Drafting a WebQuest (doc)
- Tom’s Current WebQuest 2.0 Process (pdf)
- Use the article above and the Designing a WebQuest 2.0 (doc) and the links below as a guide.
- Freedom Fighter or Terrorist Group Scaffold Sheet (you can modify)
- Thesis Builder – to generate thesis statements and essay outlines