WebQuests to Web 2.0: More than a Decade of Technology Ideas
Learn to connect the best technology approaches of the past with the potential of new technology to build effective, efficient, and appealing learning environments for today's young people.
Engage learners in motivating, standards-based activities that promote deep thinking and creative communications. When you combine quality Internet resources and effective technology tools with the power of Web 2.0 applications, learning comes alive for students. WebQuests are an inquiry-based approach to addressing standards that place emphasis on motivating assignments, authentic assessments, and developing independent readers and writers. In this workshop, you'll learn to locate, evaluate, adapt, use, create, and co-produce your own WebQuests.
Read about Web 2.0 at the ABCs of Web 2.0.
Explore and Evaluate WebQuests
Explore WebQuest.org to see the "home" of WebQuests. Go to the Find WebQuests page and search the database or use the Curriculum x Grade Level Matrix.
Learn more at Internet Expeditions: WebQuest Definition and Foundations and WebQuest Evaluation and Use.
WebQuests and Web 2.0 Tools
WebQuests & Social Networks
WebQuests & Blogs
- Blog-based WebQuest
- Go to My Place: What might be my place int he 21st Century? and explore their WebQuest project focusing on "What can we REALLY DO to make the world a better place?" Notice that this WebQuest is presented in a blog format. They use the blog, add graphics, use video, build a wiki, and create a podcast.
- Learn more at the ABCs of Web 2.0: Blogs.
WebQuests & Audio and Video
- Projects. Explore the following example. Which do you think is the most effective WebQuest? Which do you think makes the best use of audio technology?
and Sharing Sites
WebQuests & Wikis
- Wiki-based WebQuests
- Learn more at Wiki World.
WebQuest & Virtual Worlds
- SDSU WebQuest Project
- Japanese Theatre
WebQuests & Web 2.0
Explore Ms. Hogue's Online English Resources including CyberEnglish 9 , AP English, American Literature, Media Literacy and Diversity, Poetry, Journalism. Notice all of the Web 2.0 tools that she uses.
If you'd like to create your own WebQuest, explore some of the following resources:
If you'd like to learn more about Web 2.0, check out ABCs of Web 2.0.