The idea of a WebQuest has become increasingly popular over the years and it is no wonder why! A WebQuest encourages inquiry based learning which allows students to research a chosen topic while effectively using the internet and create a final product. WebQuests not only engage students in meaningful learning tasks and allow students to collaborate effectively, they make learning fun and students love them!
Why not give them a go and see for yourself?
Before you create a WebQuest, treat it like any other lesson and include an explicit learning goal. Think about what you want your students to know by the end of the WebQuest and what they need to do in order to achieve that goal. Make the activities fun, interesting and challenging. A WebQuest has a purpose, a problem that reading can help to solve.
A WebQuest usually has seven parts:
- Final Project
Take a look at the following fantastic YouTube video which explains everything you need to know about WebQuests! Then take a look at the links below to view examples of WebQuests and create one of your own.
Examples of WebQuests
Will you get creative and create a WebQuest?
Have you already created a WebQuest?