This tutorial introduces you to Webquests – an Internet activity which lets you create something useful for your students while increasing your web "comfort level" at the same time. A well-designed webquest lets you turn your students loose on the web for a specific project and get results that both you and your students will like.
Note: The examples for this tutorial will open in a new browser tab. You can return to this tutorial by clicking on the Webquest 101 tab.
History of Webquests
Bernie Dodge and Tom March developed the webquest model in 1995 at San Diego State University. The goal was to help teachers create lessons that engaged students, required higher-level thinking, used authentic problems, and made good use of the web.