WHAT ARE WEBQUESTS?
WebQuests are inquiry-oriented activities where the students gather information in whole or in part from the Internet. WebQuests are group activities which are motivational in nature. There are two levels of WebQuests: short term and long term. Short term WebQuests are designed to introduce students to the mechanics of the Web while acquiring new knowledge about a subject or topic. Short term WebQuests usually last between one to three class periods. Long term WebQuests last from one week to one month. Long term WebQuests are designed to extend and refine the acquired knowledge through the use of higher order thinking skills.An INTERNET ACCEPTABLE USAGE POLICY form must be completed and signed by the student and parent/guardian prior to Internet access at the Central Dauphin School District.