Using Computers in Education - W200
Instructor - Mr. Mark Carl, Adjunct Professor - Department of Education
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150
A WebQuest is an interactive web activity that challenges students
to solve a "real-world" problem. This assignment takes a lot of time
and preparation. Time will be provided in class for those who wish to take
advantage of it. I encourage you to begin this assignment as soon as
possible. Students who wait until the last minute often find themselves
overwhelmed and producing an inferior product.
For this assignment, you will complete a WebQuest to learn about WebQuests. You
will then come up with a WebQuest idea based for your grade level or subject
area and design the WebQuest.
Students have some flexibility in how they create the WebQuest. We have two programs on the IUS computers that can be used - Dreamweaver and Publisher. In addition to these programs, there are a many online products that make designing and publishing a web page very simple. Google Sites and Weebly are two that I have had experience using, but I am sure that a simple search will reveal others.
For this assignment, it does not matter what program or tool you use to create the site. It is the content of the site that is of utmost importance.
To learn more about this assignment, please go to the WebQuest.
The WebQuest rubric can be found on the WebQuest pages or by
New and exciting WebQuests are being created all the time by educators
around the world. The best way to see some examples is to get out on
the web and look at them. Here is
a good place to start.
In order to create your WebQuest using Dreamweaver or Publisher, you must have a Mercury/Mypage account.
Visit the resources page to find out more.
Concept to Classroom: WebQuests, and
Some Thoughts About