way to discover what a WebQuest is than by doing one? In this
WebQuest you will discover its characteristics, visit some
sample sites and finally make your own ESL WebQuest.
the characteristics of WebQuests through on-line tutorials.
sample WebQuests in order to enrich your knowledge base
own WebQuest for your students.
partner, visit the links in Resources Part 1 .
|In your own
words, write a short definition of the different
characteristics of a WebQuest.
your answers with another pair.
conclusions with all of the group.
theme from your ESL program.
search motor (AltaVista, Yahoo ...), do a site search on that
sites that you think you could use for your WebQuest.
URL addresses in a document. You may use MSWord, Microsoft
Front Page Express, Netscape Composer or any other suitable
|Make up the
rest of your WebQuest using the criteria that you came up with
in Part 1.
different WebQuests with your colleagues.
specific with the wording of your search topic. It will save
you lots of time.
topic is more than one word, don't forget to put quotation
marks around it.
time to select sites that are appropriate for your students.
forget to use your back arrow to return to the original
Net can sometimes be difficult in a second language. Also,
keeping students on task is a challenge in any Internet class.
We, as teachers, can make it a much more enjoyable,
constructive experience by providing a framework for them to
work in. The WebQuest is a very viable and pedagogical
alternative allowing the teacher to select the appropriate
sites as well as keeping the students on task.
I hope that this has been a positive experience for you!
C.S. des Navigateurs
James Rainville, firstname.lastname@example.org