A course on WebQuests
Today's students need constant challenges in order to focus. WebQuests are problem-based learning activities that engage students in learning. Engage your students in experiential (hands on) learning activities that promote social skills via teamwork, higher order critical thinking skills via inquiry and problem-based learning, and technological skills via the Internet and Microsoft applications. Motivate your students to become lifelong learners by using WebQuests. In this course you will learn how to create and use WebQuests in your classes. In addition, you will learn how to facilitate students as they work online.
I decided to create my own WebQuests to suit my students and their needs. I used literature themes and running as my incentives. The Last Spin and The Giver were part of the students' curriculum so it was an easy choice. I intend to continue writing WebQuests. If you would like me to write a WebQuest or help you with yours, let me know.
Bernie Dodge has come up with an incredible opportunity for teachers to create their own WebQuests in an easy to follow step by step format in a virtual arena called QuestGaden.