Information compiled from the EETT: WebQuests in the Classroom (MT), Maria Turner, trainer
This compilation of websites includes the following topics:
· Copyright and fair use
· Finding information on the web (good websites vs. bad websites, search engines, readability of websites, etc.)
· Rubrics and rubric makers
· Technology integration in the classroom
· Building blocks of WebQuests
· WebQuest makers
· All things WebQuest
· Criteria for assessing WebQuests
· Collections of WebQuests
A copyright WebQuest for Teachers
This site provides a collection of Copyright and Fair Use tutorials and tools.
To copy or not to copy?
What is Fair Use? (this site has a really cool test that is eye-opening and informative…take the quiz!)
A tutorial for finding information on the internet:
Master Google's Advanced Search feature and more:
An Internet Owner's Manual with Quizzes, Games, Tutorials and Tips for using the Internet to its fullest potential:
Looking for a specific type of information, check out these search engines and directories at:
A sampler for finding worth and meaning on the Web:
(you may have to scroll down to see the resource)
This PowerPoint presentation can be used with teachers and students alike to explore different types of search engines, how to search the Internet, and how to cite sources.
Use this web-based tool to check website readability (find out what level your favorite site is listed as):
Rubrics and rubric makers
Now that we are using the Internet in the classroom to support instruction, it is important the area of assessment be addressed. One usable method for teachers is to provide a rubric for student use and for both formative and summative assessment purposes. Another is to provide some type of graphic organizer. Below you will find a collection of assessment rubrics and graphic organizers that may be helpful to you as you design your own.
Help for evaluating how technology is integrated in the classroom:
Technology integration matrix:
Technology integration-Bloom’s Taxonomy:
With possible questions and tasks (I really like this site…it identifies Bloom’s Taxonomy and gives real examples using verbs, stems and activities):
Formats for integrating the power of the Internet with student learning
Hotlist, Multimedia Scrapbook, Treasure Hunt, Subject Sampler, WebQuest
Explore the fundamental building blocks of a WebQuest (this site shows the basics of building a WebQuest. This is the site that was used as a handout in training and is especially useful):
The 7 Red Flags: Warning Signs when Sifting WebQuests
Basic WebQuest makers:
All things WebQuest:
Sometimes it's the small details that make the difference between a great web page and a merely good one. Web users are becoming more sophisticated as time goes on and can now detect a polished page from a novice one. To put your content in its best light, here are several fine points to consider.
These are great places to look for images, music and sounds for your WebQuests, Powerpoint presentations and video productions. Most require only that attribution be given to the originator. Check each site for conditions of use.
Criteria for Assessing WebQuests:
Collections of WebQuests:
A Rubric for Evaluating WebQuests:
A Taxonomy of Tasks (this is really cool…it breaks down different types of WebQuest tasks in an easy-to-use format):
Review of WebQuest Tasks (this site is good for breaking down the types of tasks within a WebQuest):
Websites...Which ones should you trust? (This is a good site for the SpringBoard unit on choosing good sites and finding reliable resources):
Intentionally misleading website: