Write a short paragraph here to introduce the webquest to thestudents. If there is a role or scenario involved (e.g., "You are adetective trying to identify the mysterious poet.") then here iswhere you'll set the stage. If there's no motivational intro likethat, use this section to provide a short advance organizer oroverview.
Describe crisply and clearly what the end result of the learners'activities will be. The task could be a:
Use this space to point out places on the internet (or physicalresources in the classroom) that will be available for the learnersto use to accomplish the task. Embed the anchors within a descriptionof each resource so that your learners know in advance what they'reclicking on.
SammamishHigh School in Washington state has an impressive home page.(This is just an example sentence with an anchor embedded withinit.)
To accomplish the task, what steps should the learners go through?Use the ordered list tag (ol) which will automatically number thesteps in the procedure. Be sure to put a (li) before each item in thelist, and close off the list with a (/ol). (Use angle brackets ratherthan parentheses).
Here you would provide some guidance on how to organize theinformation gathered. This advice could include suggestions to useflowcharts, summary tables, concept maps, or other organizingstructures. The advice could also take the form of a checklist ofquestions to analyze the information with, or things to notice orthink about.
It's possible that the learning advice would flow best if mergedin with the process description. If you're providing a lot of advice,or if the data gathering and analysis process has more than a fewsteps, it might be best to break Learning Advice out to a separatesection.
Put a couple of sentences here that summarize what they will haveaccomplished or learned by completing this webquest. You might alsoinclude some rhetorical questions that encourage them to extend theirthinking into other content.