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What's the best way to use WebQuests? In this section, we'll look at applications for WebQuests in the classroom and provide some examples so that you can see how they work.
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In these video clips, teachers are using WebQuests in real classrooms.

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In Part 1, Dr. Bernie Dodge talks about how the Internet has caused teachers to reexamine their ideas about teaching. In Part 2, Dr. Bernie Dodge talks about how WebQuests can transform a teacher's understanding of their role in education and the classroom.


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In Part 1, Anne Worrall, teacher at Encanto Elementary, talks about designing WebQuests that can be adjusted for a variety of reading skill levels. In Part 2, Anne Worrall reports that WebQuests have helped her bilingual students transition more quickly into English.


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Lona Davies, teacher at Valencia Park Elementary, talks about doubling up on results by having students produce portfolios from their work with WebQuests. In the second clip, Betty Miller, a reading recovery teacher at Encanto Elementary, talks about how WebQuests have helped her teach her students critical thinking skills.

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In Part 1, Lona Davies, Teacher at Valencia Park Elementary, talks about relating WebQuests to literature. In Part 2, Lona Davies talks about how the work stimulated by her WebQuest resulted in most of her students meeting or exceeding standards.


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Caroline Murphy, seventh grade teacher at Southern Regional Middle School, Manahawkin, NJ, explains how she organizes a WebQuest on chicken pox.

In schools

The following Web sites contain examples of WebQuests used in various schools. The more familiar you are with other WebQuests, the easier it will be for you to design your own or to modify existing WebQuests to meet your needs.

SchoolUniversity of Richmond
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/as/education/projects/webquests.html
On this site, you'll find WebQuests for all grade levels on subjects including history/social science, science, English, foreign languages, and art.

SchoolGermantown Elementary School, Illinois
http://www.germantown.k12.il.us/html/webquest.html
This school has WebQuests for elementary school students related to science, social studies, language arts, and visual arts.

SchoolArizona State University West
http://www.west.asu.edu/achristie/wqmatrix.html
Elementary and middle school WebQuests are featured here -- including vocational WebQuests like CareerQuest and even professional development WebQuests for teachers.



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