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Web quest structure

Rob Clarke —

Learn how to contribute a web quest for inclusion in this site...

Following is a suggested structure adapted from the webquest model by Bernie Dodge. We aim to keep our web quest format nice and simple; however, if you'd like to refine our approach please just ask. 

Text in italics below is intended to guide you in creating a web quest.

Your Challenge: this describes the challenge or inspiration of the webquest in language that will be accessible to students, parents and teachers. 

It is to be written in such as way that it will create curiosity and intrigue about the issue the webquest is about.

Follow this Process:

This section is a stepped sequence which leads the learners through a resource, or on a pathway towards greater understanding or in unearthing issues which are relevant and challenging to them and their communities.

The sequence should be written as numbered instructions for educators and students follow.

There may be aspects of this that involve the whole class discussing/debating or defining a particular aspect, or it may involve research in groups or as individuals.

However it is written, it must be aimed at gradually allowing students to come to some sort of realisation of the importance of the issue or concept the webquest aims to promote.

The final stage of this section must have some sort of ‘call to action’ where students create something or contribute some sort of an action in their community which is aimed at making a difference.

It could also have the outcome of students recording their learning in some way to present back to their school/community or on this site. This might include student/educator evaluation of the learning.

Educator Notes - this section is to include three aspects

1. Links to the NZ curriculum - direct links to the relevant learning areas and suggestions of which level(s) the web quest may fit with.

2. Differentiation suggestions - for making it easier and more accessible OR for making it more challenging

3. Useful links - background materials, reading, articles, etc.