Getting Started with
WebQuest Development

A full-day workshop presented as part of a TIF Discovery Grant
Austin Independent School District
Austin TX • March 1, 2003
http://webquest.org/sdsu/workshops/austin.htm

Bernie Dodge, Ph.D.Educational Technology DepartmentSan Diego State University

Morning

 

Overview of the WebQuest model.
A WebQuest about WebQuests:
Elementary | Middle/High School

Explore the Examples Matrix

Adapting Existing WebQuests

  1. Choose a standard or topic
  2. Search for existing WebQuests
  3. Determine if you can use one as is
  4. Select those with potential
  5. Identify changes needed
  6. Get author permission
  7. Download the WebQuest
  8. Modify and enhance
  9. Evaluate and revise
  10. Publish and share

Afternoon

 

A Taxonomy of Task Types
Overview of the design process
Introduction to WebQuest Design Patterns

Drafting your Task

Putting standards in the Teacher template.
Drafting the Evaluation section with rubrics.

Putting standards in the Teacher template.
Drafting the Evaluation section with rubrics.
Becoming a better searcher: Four Nets and
Specialized Search Engines
Keep track of your finds with BackFlip

On Your Own

 

Drafting your Process.
Scaffold where needed with Process Guides

Check your work

Basic web editing tips
Sources of Graphics for your WebQuest

Scoring your WebQuest