Thursday, August 20, 2009
Webquests are online learning activities in many different learning areas that engage the students in exploring relevant issues and authentic problems. They are structured for investigation and has a framework for assessment. I have had the experience of creating a webquest in SOSE last year. I found out that once you know what area you want to investigate that it was really important right from the start to have the "KEY QUESTION" right. It is very time consuming to create a webquest and you would need several KLA outcomes if your were to have students create their own. With all the webquests available on the web I think that is a great way for children to problem solve and collaborate. I will be using webquests in the school but will research it thoroughly to ensure there is diversity, frameworks in place and a specific outcome.