AGQTP WebQuests 2.0

First Impressions

  1. Here’s a Stixyboard for brainstorming  “What are WebQuests?”
  2. 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.

Use the QuestGarden Search to explore others’ WebQuests.  Use the Comments on this post to share good ones that you find.

Sample WebQuests by Tom or Web-and-Flow

Getting Started

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

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

Collaborative Checkpoints: add your milestones – Questions, Roles, Tasks, etc.

Resources

Articles

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9 Responses to AGQTP WebQuests 2.0

  1. tmarch says:

    Pollution Solution has a process that can lead to constructing knowledge: https://questgarden.com/107/39/4/100726054756/process.htm

  2. tmarch says:

    What does Australia Day represent to modern day Australians? – This has a good question / task
    https://questgarden.com/105/86/3/100628025020/task.htm

  3. tmarch says:

    This one depends on how well the Persuasive task is supported – whether it goes into new knowledge or just compiling facts :
    https://questgarden.com/104/22/3/100528214735/process.htm
    Endangered Neighbours – Introduced Species WebQuest

  4. James Hoadley says:

    I really like this one:Study in Hyperrealism
    https://questgarden.com/100/73/6/100411064503/index.htm
    Its about “War of the Worlds” by HG Wells and asks students to consider factors that made the 1938 radio broadcast so convincing. It looks at other hoaxes and asks students to compare the audiences then and now and then requires students to atempt to write a compelling artefact.

  5. David Dawson says:

    I like this one:
    https://questgarden.com/24/74/8/060506043515/index.htm
    quite useful with online tests and instructions of how to find topics and keywords in the task.

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