This past year, the focus for our technology classes @EHSSouthport was the WebQuest. I recalled readlng about WebQuests in @HeidiHayesJacob book Curriculum 21 during my graduate studies last year. When approaching my Director of Curriculum to plan tech classes this year, he brought up WebQuests as well as a focus to implement. Great minds think alike.
In preparing for a preservice to get the staff up to speed on this concept, it was amazing to realize that the concept of WebQuests began with Bernie Dodge back in 1995. Thinking back to this time of the Internet and technology tools, I cannot even imagine how the first WebQuests worked.
WebQuests are “an inquiry oriented activity in which some or all of the information that learners interact with resources on the Internet.” (Dodge, 1977) These activities clearly fit into today’s education field focusing on project-based learning. Additionally, they are ideal for students…
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