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Creating Webquests to Guide Inquiry Learning

Inquiry learning is an important strategy to teach students a wide variety of 21st Century Skills. We know that students need guidance when learning to use the web for research. An excellent lesson or unit format that combines these goals is a webquest. While the word "webquest" is used loosely, using the formal webquest format helps students participate in inquiry learning in a structured and supported way.
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Creating Webquests to Guide Inquiry Learning
  • Teresa Potter says:
    This video tells the story of a second grade teacher who utilizes the inquiring learning strategy of webquests. It is amazing seeing both what second graders are capable of when given ownership for their own learning as well as a great introduction to the different pieces that make up a webquest. I often show my students this video before they start a webquest, in addition to using it to show teachers how to create these lessons.
  • Teresa Potter says:
    This checklist provides a great starting point for evaluating your own webquest. I suggest using it as a guide and then adapting it to your purposes rather than limiting your review of your own webquest to just these elements.
  • Teresa Potter says:
    This page provides a wide variety of ideas for the different types of tasks you can build into a webquest activity. This page is useful to spark ideas when trying to decide how to setup your webquest.
  • Teresa Potter says:
    This page outlines the steps you take in designing a webquest. Designing a webquest can be daunting because of all the different pieces, but this chart and explanation are easy to follow.
  • Teresa Potter says:
    This website is an easy to use tool specifically designed for creating webquests. While you could easily use any website creation tool, such as Google Sites, Zunal makes webquests easy because it was designed specifically for this purpose.
  • Teresa Potter says:
    This website outlines the essential components of a webquest. This page is important so that you can distinguish a webquest following this specific instructional strategy from a simple web search project.
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