Monday, August 17, 2009


A webquest is a great way for students to complete activities using internet resources. In my previous experience with webquests they can promote higher order thinking as they are inquiry based and generally based around a problem that children have to solve or find more information about. A webquest is a good way to connect and link learners to the real world and situations that may arise.

Once a teacher has set up the webquest it is up to the student to complete the task. Students do have the freedom to finish the task at their own pace, taking pressure off slower elarners and allowing students to feel more comfortable in the learning environment. However most teachers will find that limited resources (computuers) may make it difficult for webquests to be used on a regular basis.

I personally feel that a webquest is very time consuming and after discovering many other tools throughout this course, a webqust would not be a first preference for me to use in the classroom.

Let me know if you have any tips on using webquests in the classroom......


  1. Hello Jasmin,

    I agree that WebQuests can on occasions be some what time consuming, however I feel they are a great way, as you stated to engage all types of learners at their own pace.

    When using WebQuests in the classroom I have developed rosters so the students know when it will be their turn. When they finish their time on the computers they need to be responsible for looking ahead to see what activities are coming up and what research they need before their next scheduled time. I found this to be very useful as the students are not relying on only the internet to gather information.

    Also you will find when you have developed Webquests you have them for the future (so the effort can pay off). I have also found there are many webquests out there for you to get your hands on.

    Hope this helps.

  2. Thanks for the tips Antoinette, will try the roster out - great idea!!