Looking for Web Quests? Here Are 25 Great Ways To Teach Online Research!
What’s a Web Quest? We know how important it is for young people to learn to use the web as a research tool. In this era where the lines between advertising and editorial are increasingly blurred, students need to know where to look to find reliable sources of information and advice. They need to cast a skeptical eye and know the right questions to ask. Given all the information available out there, we need to give them practice so they can discern the signal from the noise.
That’s where these Web Quests come in. Each presents a central question for students to answer and some guidance on where they might find answers. Through these activities, they will learn about the business models of comparison websites, review legislation that impacts financial services or look for tips on how to improve their credit score. By teaching students how to drive their own learning, you are giving them an essential life skill too. Enjoy these 25 web quests (which appear as Activities in our various units)!
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Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.
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