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The Best Places To Create (And Find) Internet Scavenger Hunts & Webquests

The Best Places To Create (And Find) Internet Scavenger Hunts & Webquests
There seems to be a fair amount of confusion about the definition of a “Webquest.” Bernie Dodge, who originated the model in 1995, described it like this in a comment on this blog last year: “A critical attribute of a WebQuest is that it engages higher level thinking, the upper part of Bloom’s taxonomy. Things like creativity, analysis, synthesis. judgment…. A WebQuest is also wrapped around a single challenging task, not a sequence of separate activities A WebQuest isn’t a scavenger hunt and it isn’t a worksheet with links.” Here’s an additional helpful comment Bernie added to this post: “A WebQuest is centered around a challenging, doable and (ideally) authentic task. Obviously there’s a place for both WebQuests and scavenger hunts, but they are different places with very different goals.” I can empathize with his desire to make the distinction clear between a scavenger hunt and a webquest. Given that, however, we all live in the real world where ambiguity reigns supreme. Related

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