A. Efficiency - 8
B. Functionality - 5
C. Design - 8
Quest Garden: An Essential Resource for Teaching Digitally
Summary : Thousands of Ready-Made WebQuests Waiting for You!
Quest Garden is a searchable database of WebQuests. To begin, teachers must enter key information about the WebQuest they seek (e.g., keywords, grade band, and subject area), and the website will search its database and report the results. Teachers can then read the Name & Description, Grade/Content Areas, and Reading Grade Level of the reported WebQuests. To access a reported WebQuest, teachers must click its name and the website will load the WebQuest. At this point, teachers can view the complete WebQuest, starting with the Introduction and then using the navigation buttons on the left side of the screen to access the WebQuest’s Task, Process, Evaluation, and Conclusion sections. (Some WebQuests also include additional features such as Credits and a Teacher Page.)
Please Note: Additional information and features are avaialbe on this website that allow teachers to modify and share their own WebQuests. Click here to learn more!
- When teaching a unit, teachers can search this database for a WebQuest that meets their needs. If teachers find one, they can assign it to their students.
- When teachers find a “shared” WebQuest of interest, they can modify it by producing a WebQuest using a PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation. To construct it, teachers can include the elements they liked from the WebQuest while making modifications to the elements they needed to customize. When finished, teachers can share their WebQuest with their students and have them complete it.
- As part of a lesson plan study, teachers can view the different WebQuests available on this database. When ready, teachers can select a WebQuest for consideration. As they analyze it, teachers can share what they like about it and any concerns they may have. At this point, teachers can progress onto a different WebQuest for critique or they can make modifications to the one they found. If they make modifications, teachers can then use the WebQuest in their classroom and then report back to the group. When they report back, teachers can reflect on what went well and any challenges they had when using the WebQuest. Finally, teachers can make modifications based on those challenges and then repeat the process.
- After teachers understand a WebQuest’s major components – Introduction, Task, Process, Evaluation, and Conclusion – they can begin creating their own WebQuests using PowerPoint or Google Slides presentations. Or, teachers can use the TES Blendspace website or app to create their WebQuests. When finished, teachers can share the WebQuest with their students and have them complete it.
|B2. Collaboration & Communication|
|B3. Ability to Save Progress|
|B5. Platform Integration|
|C2. Ease of Use|
|C5. Screen Design|
|C6. Information Presentation|
|C7. Media Integration|
|C8. Free of Distractors|