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The template below will help you get started in brainstorming your own ideas as you develop a WebQuest for your students. Print out this form and refer back to it often.
Write a short paragraph here to introduce the WebQuest to your students. If there is a role or scenario involved, such as "You are a detective trying to identify something," then here is where you'll set the stage. If there's no motivational introduction like that, use this section to provide a short advance organizer or overview.
Describe clearly what the end result of the learners' activities will be. The task could be a series of questions that must be answered; a summary to be created; a problem to be solved; a position to be formulated and defended; or anything that requires the learners to process and transform the information they gather.
Use this space to direct students to the Web sites or the physical resources in the classroom that will be available for them to use to accomplish the task. When listing the online sites involved, be sure to write a description of each site.
What steps should the learners take to accomplish the task? List the process here.
Here you can provide some guidance on how to organize the information gathered. This advice could include suggestions to use flow-charts, summary tables, concept maps, or to create Web pages out of the information with links to the original sources. The advice could also take the form of a checklist of questions to analyze the information with, or things to notice or think about.
Use this space to provide some form of assessment for students to measure how well they accomplished the task. A rubric type of evaluation works well here, and allows students to see what is expected of them before they complete the task. At the very least, include a list of expectations that should be included in the product or demonstrated during the process of completing the task.
Write a couple of sentences here that summarize what they will have accomplished or learned by completing this WebQuest. You might also include some rhetorical questions that encourage them to extend their thinking into other content areas.
This idea sheet was adapted from a template found at http://l2lpd.arin.k12.pa.us/linktuts/inteweb.htm