One of the most useful tools for technology integration has been around now for a few years, the Webquest
. It is considered and inquiry oriented that uses the internet at a tool to complete a task. Bernie Dodge
is the father of the webquest. He developed two levels of Webquests Short term and Longer term based on Marzano's (1992)Dimensions of Thinking Model. The short Term Webquests are meant to be completed in one class period and Longer term are for and extended period of time.
Webquests include a introduction, a task, information sources, a process and a conclusion. Most webquest involve group activities but can be for an individual. Since it uses the internet it is usually high interest for students. The topic can be based on one topic or interdisciplinary.
If you are interested in using a webquest or creating one I suggest you begin at the Webquest page
. Go to the portal link and either choose find a webquest or create one in the new link called the QuestGarden, and happy webquesting.