What is a WebQuest? (from
A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web. The model was developed by Bernie Dodge at San Diego State University in February, 1995 with early input from SDSU/Pacific Bell Fellow Tom March, the Educational Technology staff at San Diego Unified School District, and waves of participants each summer at the Teach the Teachers Consortium.

A a developed WebQuest requires work behind the scenes, but allows the teacher to become an aid once students begin. Differentiation becomes a breeze as higher students can zip ahead while lower students can have your individual attention. There are also many sites and places where you can get pre-made webquests shared by other teachers. Often you can even tweak them to fit your students needs or spice them up a little with some extra features or tasks.

Below are great sites for finding or creating WebQuests, as always add as many as you can. If you would like a PowerPoint template for creating a WebQuest, email me at and I will be happy to send it to you.
Create, find, or share WebQuests at the original site created by Bernie Dodge. Great resources for those just learning how to create effective educational WebQuests.