A series of links if you want to learn more about webquests…

Finding the information — and then using it
In Kathy Schrock's introduction to webquests (first link below), she says that in a webquest the learner "analyzes a body of information [ie information found on the Internet] transforms it and demonstrates understanding by presenting it in some way".

I would suggest that the best webquests involve exactly that, not just finding the information, but using it in some way, for example as either a verbal or a written presentation.

I would also suggest that if you have a class blog (on which your learners can all be authors), then a blog is an excellent place to make that presentation.

A neat little slideshow introduction to what webquests are

A look back at the 1960s – an example webquest

Designing webquests

Study Groups and WebQuests
An article from the excellent techlearning.com website*

How to Succeed with WebQuests
Another article from techlearning.com*

Webquest templates

WebQuest Taskonomy: A Taxonomy of Tasks

The TechLearning website (and newsletter) is one I can highly recommend if you are interested in using technology. Definitely worth the 2 minutes it will take you to register…

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