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What Is A Webquest?

From Webquest.org
http://webquest.org/index-create.php
Technologically, creating a WebQuest can be very simple. As long as you can create a document with hyperlinks, you can create a WebQuest. That means that a WebQuest can be created in Word, Powerpoint, and even Excel! If you're going to call it a WebQuest, though, be sure that it has all the critical attributes.

A real WebQuest....
Introduction to Webquests by Bernie Dodge
http://webquest.org/index.php

Using a Webquest in Your Classroom
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/using_quest.htmWhy Use Webquests?
The benefit to using WebQuests, once you have identified the right place to try one, is that it puts more responsibility on the learners themselves. That's a key benefit to the learners, because ideally they'll be getting some scaffolded practice at making sense of new information, parsing data that comes from something other than a textbook, accommodating the opinions of others, and organizing themselves and each other to produce something to be proud of.
                          ~Bernie Dodge          http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/chat/chat015.shtml
Why Webquests?
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/why_webquest.htm
             Article by Tom March Finding great webquestsSearch for Webquests
http://webquest.org/search/

Webquest Locator
http://www.gecdsb.on.ca/d&g/DP/main.htm

Locating and Evaluating Webquests from Annette Lamb
http://annettelamb.com/tap/topic4.htm

The Webquest Place Webquest Lesson Collections
http://www.thematzats.com/webquests/collections.html Adapting WebquestsAdapting and Enhancing Existing Webquests
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/adapting/index.html

Tools for adapting:
Netscape Composer
Mozilla Composer or Seabird
iWeb for MacsCreating a WebquestWebquest Design Process
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/designsteps/index.html

Webquest.org
http://webquest.org/index-create.php

Webquest Design Templates
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/LessonTemplate.html

Original One Page Template
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/templates/lesson-template1.htm

Educationaltechnology.ca:  Webquest Templates
http://www.educationaltechnology.ca/resources/webquest/templates.php Authoring Tools/Hosting Sites
QuestGarden.com
http://questgarden.com/
  Where great WebQuests grow. Created by Bernie Dodge.  30 day free trial/$20 for two years.

Zunal.com (Formerly InstantWebQuest)
http://www.zunal.com
    InstantWebquest is a web-based software for creating WebQuests in a short time without using any web editor  
    software. InstantWebQuest creates all files and puts them on the server automatically. Free.

Filamentality
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/
      Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank tool that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Internet, gathering
      good Internet links, and turning them into online learning activities. Free.

Google Page Creator
http://pages.google.com
      Google is testing a new product that makes creating your own web pages as easy as creating a document in a
      word processor. Google Page Creator is a free tool that lets you create web pages right in your browser and
      publish them to the web with one click.

TeacherWebWebquests
http://teacherweb.com/TWQuest.htm
     WebQuests are free on TeacherWeb®

Blogs2Teach.net
http://www.blogs2teach.net/support/webquests.html Evaluating BestWebquests.com Evaluation Rubric
http://bestwebquests.com/bwq/matrix.asp

Rubric for Evaluating Webquests
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquestrubric.html

7 Warning Flags
http://bestwebquests.com/tips/red_flags.asp

Process Checklist
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/processchecker.html

Permissions/Copyright Be generous and share your work. Note the following standard permissions generally found in a webquest:

Permissions
We all benefit by being generous with our work. Permission is granted for others to use and modify this WebQuest for educational, non-commercial purposes as long as the original authorship is credited. The modified WebQuest may be shared only under the same conditions. See the Creative Commons Attribution • Non-Commercial • Share-Alike license for details.

If you're using a webquest, email the author to let him or her know that you value that work!
If you're adapting a webquest, be sure to retain the original author's information and add "Modified by" followed by your name.

Be sure to give credit to sources of original webquests, images or information you use in your webquest. Need copyright free images?  Try:
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/graphics.html
http://www.sdst.org/shs/library/cfimages.html
Created by Rita Nannini and Kim Zito.

Last Modified: August 03, 2011