5 WebQuests

If you create your own lapbooks by researching and outlining your own unit study – take a look at webquests or web quests.

mindmap webquest

web quest + lapbook – http://www.answers.com/

http://littleacornscds.blogspot.com/search/label/Webquest – for littlies – Pocahontas, Ben Franklin, Fish, Vikings, Skip Counting etc
http://littleacornscds.blogspot.com/search/label/Online%20Resources – check out the zacbrowser for little ones browsing online – http://www.zacbrowser.com/ (6.6mb download) – though I couldn’t access it just now




What is a Web Quest or WebQuest?

A Web Quest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web.

WebQuests are designed to use learners’ time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners’ thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.

http://webquest.sdsu.edu/about_webquests.html – * * webquests started here – scroll down > thinking skills

FOCUS – five points to Webquests : http://webquest.sdsu.edu/documents/focus.pdf

http://kathyschrock.net/slideshows/webquests.pdf –


Design Process

http://webquest.sdsu.edu/designsteps/index.html – design process

http://mywebquests.wordpress.com/2008/03/21/creating-a-webquest-its-easier-than-you-think/ – clearly laid out

http://webquest.org/index-resources.php (scroll down)
** http://webquest.sdsu.edu/designpatterns/all.htm – right hand column examples; also templates – scroll down and down. Instead of the last link (matrix) on the page, go to: http://webquest.org/search/

http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquestwebquest-ms.html – Webquest about Webquests
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/taskonomy.html – and more on this website

http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquestwebquest-ms.html – middle school

http://www.ac-nancy-metz.fr/enseign/anglais/henry/idecours.htm – links there – some in French

Chemistry webquest : http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/homeschoolingmommaof4/428340/

evaluating: http://annettelamb.com/tap/topic4.htm – Teacher Tap

Search through www.lapbooking.tumblr.com for various topics, like bread, butterflies …

wordpress entries on webquest – http://wordpress.com/tag/webquest/
My first read about webquests made my brain hurt but I think it’s worth working it through with your children. It’s the kind of thing that teens can work on their own.

from the Lapbooking7up yahoogroup:

I have used Webquests with my students. They can be wonderful tools to explore a subject. The idea behind webquests is to promote active, authentic learning that promotes higher order thinking skills. Students are given a task and then go through the quest gathering information to either solve a problem or answer key questions. They cover many different subject areas. Not all webquests are created equal-so explore them before you decide. Also, many of them say they are for primary grades-but I have found that they can work for older students as well. My recommendation is to check them out. They can also be used along with lapbook studies.
Hope this helps.   Darcy

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