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ERIC Number: EJ838953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Designing a WebQuest
Salsovic, Annette R.
Mathematics Teacher, v102 n9 p666-671 May 2009
A WebQuest is an inquiry-based lesson plan that uses the Internet. This article explains what a WebQuest is, shows how to create one, and provides an example. When engaged in a WebQuest, students use technology to experience cooperative learning and discovery learning while honing their research, writing, and presentation skills. It has been found that using experiential activities in the classroom greatly improves motivation, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. Since most students today are very comfortable using a computer, as well as the Internet, their learning experience can be enhanced by using a mode of instruction that interests them. Because a WebQuest can be designed in many forms and for any type of subject matter, the possibilities are endless. Regardless of the topic, students will be engaged and remember what they have learned. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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