This lesson will help
you acquire knowledge and comprehension of the WebQuest. Your objective
is to define the WebQuest and to distinguish it from other Internet-based
have been selected based on their exceptional content, conciseness,
and navigability. In other words, they are worth your time! Because
these lessons are student-centered, you may complete the application
and evaluation tasks below at any time. This lesson is estimated
to take you approximately 45 minutes.
Now, let's begin! Travel
to the selected readings below for
an understanding of the WebQuest and to compare it to other activities
on the Web. If you are already confident in your ability to define
and distinguish a WebQuest, then you may circumvent the readings
and proceed to the summation activities,
#1 and #2.
Do you think you have
a clear understanding of what a WebQuest is and is not? If so,
apply your understanding by listing the characteristics of each
of the activities referenced in the readings.
Now that you have a
better understanding of the WebQuest, let's apply your knowledge
and comprehension to an evaluation activity.
Review the following
Internet-based activities by clicking on the link in each square.
Determine the appropriate category for each: Scavenger Hunt, Web
Adventure, or WebQuest. When you have determined the correct label,
click on the corresponding radio button to the left. In the text
box, state the reasons for your selection.
are working in a group, select one or two of the readings to summarize
and share. Remember, as the reporter, you should provide your
team with answers to the questions who, what, why,where, when,
If after the summation
activities you feel that you need information about WebQuests,
try these additional sites:
Thorough Introduction to WebQuests
in the Middle School