Years after leaving the classroom I learned about WebQuests. The model appeared full of potential; encouraging exploration…offering greater purchase by effort.
A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web.
As a science teacher, the spirit of inquiry drove much of my planning. Web investigations were a challenge, though. In the late nineties, only forty percent of my students had Internet access at home.
Still, it seemed to be worth any effort; teaching students to navigate and sort information in the web.
Perhaps a tool like the MentorsOnline browser extension could help manage WebQuests. If so, then it is also worth mention that the WebQuest project produced hundreds and hundreds of lessons*. (Thank you, Dr. Dodge.)
* Try the Curriculum x Grade Level Matrix search.