WebQuests

This is for science class, elementary school

WebQuests are an effective and fun way to bring reading and technology into your content area classroom. I call this “hidden reading” because students will read a great deal to accomplish the task you set for them; however, students will not be aware of the amount of reading they have been required to do due to the fun you are helping create. Carefully read the section of your textbook concerning WebQuests (pages 267-268) then create a WebQuest you could use in your future or current content area classroom. I encourage you to not think of this as just an exercise, but again, to create a Quest that you can actually use. Make certain the WebQuest and its subject matter is also appropriate for your grade level. This should be a richly supported Quest that leads your students through active inquiry.

First, you may want to explore the many WebQuests available for your content area at the following sites. There are other sites, but please note the following guidelines: Your Quest must be original and not use the words found on some of the templates on these websites. It must also be developed for this course. You must use a WebQuest format; in other words, a Word document will not be considered a complete WebQuest. These sites are easy to use and all provide technical support, but don’t wait until the last minute. They are also all free! Your Quest must show evidence of many content links, but also books and other supplemental reading that you will provide for your students’ use in the classroom.

The following information should give you all the information you need to create a wonderful WebQuest. None of these require fees to create a Quest, so please don’t pay just for this assignment! It is also possible that some of the links no longer function.

http://webquest.sdsu.edu/ (Links to an external site.)

One of the best sites for creating WebQuests is Filamentality at: http://keithstanger.com/filamentality.html (Links to an external site.) Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this last address for other addresses!

Other sites for creating Quests are:

http://www.webquest.org/ (Links to an external site.)

http://zunal.com/

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