On the previous page we looked at what webquests are. How to use them?

A good start is the time limited Internet Scavenger Hunt. Thanks to Diane Slaouti at University of Manchester for showing us how this one can be used. This is suitable for adults and can be used as a template by teachers.

The Visit London example is one that is out there on the internet and you’ll see that this was designed for German learners but is quite suitable for adult learners and which can be further refined for your learners by allocating a budget for the activity.

The next example on Cognition and metacognition is one that we did at the university. This is included because the outline of tasks is a useful template for how to focus the learners on the outcome required.

A recent lesson Irene did with one of her online multicultural groups was to ask them to contact each other to suggest and agree on a topic. Once they had agreed they worked online to find material that related to the topics they wanted to discuss. The discussion that ensued about membership of the EU focused on employment, crime and the economy. The goal for this was not to produce written output but to inform the discussion and proved interesting and informative. Click on the audio below to hear the end of the conversation.

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Useful websites:
WebQuest.org
Critical Thinking Worsheets
Best WebQuests