Constructing Your WebQuest or Web Site
Creating Links to Websites:
This is the most basic way to guide students to pre-determined sites on the internet.
- While on the internet, copy the address from white address box. This is done by "right-clicking" on the website address and choosing "copy."
- Open up a Word document if you haven't done so, and choose "Edit" and "Paste" to paste the website into your Word document. Pressing "Enter" establishes the link into the document.
Creating Links to Websites using Text:
To make your document appear more sophisticated, you might want to create Link to websites, or files, using text in your document. This works much easier if you save all of the links that you want to use under you favorites menu on the internet.
- To create a Link using text, first highlight the text in your document that you want to become the link.
- Click on the Inset Hyperlink tool button(It looks like a globe w/ a paperclip).
- If you receive a prompt to save your document, do so.
- Now, choose from your drop down box, or choose browse.
- If you click on Browse, you can go to your favorites folder and choose your internet sites from there. To get to your Favorites folder, you would click on the "C: Drive", Open up the Windows folder, Open up the Favorites folder, and then double click on the website you want to use as your link.
Creating Links to Pictures or Sounds:
When you see a graphic, picture, or sound on the internet that you may want to use for your WebQuest, you should save it to your WebQuest folder on your school's common drive.
- To create a link to a particular file, you would highlight a portion of the text that you want to make the link. This can be a word or a sentence. I.E. Click here to see a picture of a bear.
- Click on the Insert Hyperlink tool.
- Browse for the location of your file. It should be under your school's common drive, in the WebQuest folder.
- Double-click on the file, and the link will be established.
Creating Links to Additional Pages in Your WebQuest:
Your WebQuest might consist of several related documents that you create.
For example, you WebQuest might have the following structure:
- Start Page: This is where you provide your Introduction and Objective(s).
- Instructions Page
- Role's Page(s)
- Conclusion Page
To create each separate page, you would create a new word document and save it with some unique name. If you're doing a WebQuest on Simple Machines, you could name your start page "Simple Machines Intro.doc" Then, somewhere in that document, you could create links to the other documents in your WebQuest. This basically works the same way as creating a link to an internet site.
- Highlight the word that you want to make the Link.
- Click on the Insert Hyperlink tool.
- Choose browse, and locate the document you want to link to.
- You should create links on each Insert document that take you back to the startup page.
Creating a Link to a Bookmark on the Page:
Sometimes, you just want a link to take the student to another area of you page. To do so, you must specify the name of the bookmark before you insert your hyperlink.
- First, highlight the word that you want to be the bookmark.
I.E. Section II
- Click on the "Insert Menu" and choose "Bookmark."
- Give the bookmark a Name(No spaces).
- Now, you could highlight a different word in you document, and make that word a link to the bookmark. To create the link, you would highlight the word or sentence(Click Here to go to the Conclusion Section) and click on the Hyperlink tool.
- This time, you could browse for the bookmark in the second box which says look for named location in file.
Creating a Link Using a Picture:
You may want the student to be able to click on a picture which will then take them to a link.
- Insert the picture into your document.
- Click one time on the picture to make sure it's active.
- Click on the Insert Hyperlink tool and follow the steps above.