webquest.jpgWhat are WebQuests, and why should we use them? Consider them online research projects -- much more involved than a scavenger hunt -- that allow students to take charge of their learning, while you meet technology standards and research standards in one. Educational guru Tom March gives a more thorough answer to both questions in this great blog post. Learn all about designing and implementing your own at Thirteen.org's excellent walkthrough page.

Consider these links for more information about WebQuests:

Dr. Alice Christie's WebQuests page contains WebQuests for many high school subjects. Dr. Christie is an Arizona State University President’s Professor Emeritus.

Kathy Schrock’s WebQuest Archives features a collection of WebQuests written by practicing educators. Most WebQuests featured here are for history/social studies.

Literature Learning Ladders has many great literature resources including a strong collection of literature-specific WebQuests.

The Longwood Central School District shares a few science and literature WebQuests for high school students.

Nellie's English Projects features several WebQuests for literature classes, but some could be adaptable to other subjects.

QuestGarden- This is an excellent site for creating and sharing WebQuests. It offers a 30-day free trial. If you do not wish to renew, the site advises: "You will no longer be able to edit the WebQuests you created ... but you will be able to download them as zipped archives."

WebQuest Academy features a handful of WebQuests for grades 9-12 related to chemistry, statistics, financial literacy, and more. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the high school-related content.

WebQuest.org - One of the best sites to find, create, and/or share WebQuests across many subject areas.

Zunal - Launched in 2001, this site provides a free service for teachers to create WebQuests and share information online with others. Browse their collections of WebQuests for art, music, business/economics, English, languages, math, science, social studies, and much more.

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