The following links and resources are used during the 4-day WebQuest Academy class for teachers.

This class is taught by:

Stan Smith
Instructional Technology Coordinator
Warrensburg R-VI Schools
Warrensburg, Missouri
ssmith@warrensburg.k12.mo.us


Introduction to Web Browsers and the Internet:

Downloading Common Web Browsers:
Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com
Netscape Communicator: http://www.netscape.com


Searching the Internet:

Conducting Web Searches:
http://www.Lycos.com
http://infoseek.go.com
http://www.goto.com
http://www.altavista.com
http://www.webcrawler.com

Meta Search Engines:
http://www.metacrawler.com or http://www.go2net.com
http://www.dogpile.com
http://www.37.com

Bernie Dodge's "7 Steps to Better Searching":
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/WebQuest/searching/sevensteps.html

 

What a WebQuest is NOT:

Interactive Web Adventures:
Coral Reef Fish Count: http://warrensburg.k12.mo.us/coral
Who's Out There:
http://www.seti.org/game/index.html
Interactive Online Adventure Site:
http://www.eduweb.com
Annenberg/CPB Project Exhibits Collection:
http://www.learner.org/exhibits

Web Treasure Hunts:
Black History Treasure Hunt: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/BHM/hunt.html
The Nine Planets:
http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/nineplanets.html
PEP Cool School Sites:
http://www.microweb.com/pepsite/Schools/treasure.html
Internet Treasure Hunts for Students:
http://www.ctnba.org/ctn/k8/treasure.html
Developing a Treasure Hunt:
http://members.tripod.com/elpage/treasure.htm


What a WebQuest IS:

Introduction to WebQuests:
Using WebQuests in your Classroom:
http://l2lpd.arin.k12.pa.us/linktuts/inteweb.htm

The Student WebQuest:
http://www.iste.org/L&L/archive/vol26/no7/features/yoder/index.html

Stan Smith's Introduction to WebQuests Slide Show:
An HTML version of a 16-slide presentation about the parts of a WebQuest
(this presentation is modified from ideas from The WebQuest Page and Kathy Schrock's work)

Online Tutorials on WebQuests:
Disney Learning Partnership Workshop Month 8 - WebQuests
(This one is REALLY great!)
http://www.thirteen.org/wnetschool/concept2class/month8

WebQuest 101 - Putting Discovery into the Curriculum
http://www.teachersfirst.com/summer/webquest/quest-a.shtml


Bernie Dodge and Tom March WebQuest Pages:
Bernie Dodge's WebQuest Page:
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/webquest.html

Tom March's Ozline WebQuest Page
http://www.ozline.com/webquests


WebQuest Examples:
Dolphin Safe Tuna:
http://www.richmond.edu/%7Eed344/webquests/dolphins

Does the Tiger Eat its Cubs?:
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/China/childquest.html

Searching for China:
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/China/ChinaQuest.html


A WebQuest About WebQuests:
Elementary Version:
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/webquestwebquest-es.html

Middle/High School Version:
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/webquestwebquest-hs.html


WebQuest Taskonomy:
Describes 12 categories for describing what you ask learners
to do, which can lead to higher level thinking.
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/taskonomy.html


Download a WebQuest Template
This template will need to be unzipped with a decompressing utility such as Stuffit Expander or WinZip. This is a WebQuest template based upon ideas from some of the templates from The WebQuest Page. I have added links to different pages for each role that students take on, plus several other important modifications.

Locating Web Resources for your WebQuest
Three different strategies, with lots of helpful links

"Working with Images" Reference Guide
An introduction to digital image types, characteristics, etc.

Getting Images from the Web
A brief description of "copying" and "downloading" images from web sites

Great Web Sites for Free Digital Images
Sites for copyright-free digital images you can use on your own web pages

Editing Images with Adobe PhotoDeluxe 2.0
A detailed tutorial for preparing images for web pages

Web Page Authoring with Adobe PageMill 3.0
A detailed tutorial for making basic web pages

Locating Experts to Collaborate with Your WebQuest Students
Four methods for locating experts, with links to Ask an Expert web sites

Checklist for WebQuest Process Section
A list for self- or peer-review of the Process portion of your WebQuest

Fine Points
Describes 14 little things you can do to improve the aesthetics
and professionalism of your WebQuest

Rubric for Evaluating WebQuests
Is your WebQuest as good as it could be?