Online Learning for Children K-2 & 3-7

Web Projects including WebQuests

About Interactivity

"It is now generally accepted that the interactivity of online tasks is an important determinant of learning......."
SACSA Framework

Department of Education & Children's Services - South Australia

An list of requirements in Tasmania for Teachers - " Embedding Educational Technologies into Professional Practice Teaching and Learning Strand "

Learning Styles with Online Tests    

Abiator's Online
- Includes Multiple Intelligences Assessment - Amongst others. A great site.
Home -

Multiple Intelligences. Australian site

Multiple Intelligences and Bloom's Taxonomy Grids - Australian site

Higher Order Thinking Skills
These are the skills that every educator needs to develop in his or her teaching every day! Click on each of the levels of Bloom's Taxonomy and get some ideas for asking better questions and preparing better lessons.

Learning Styles - explained and then some tests.

Collaborative and Cooperative Learning  


The Best of Australian Resources    
Rich Tasks - A Queensland perspective. A fantastic way to teach. Go There!

- Our SA based Teacher Resource

EDNA,highered,staff,6930  A fantastic searchable resource.   EdNA online Learning Quest Theme Page    Useful links to categories of learning quests and pedagogy.

J.M. Resources
 from SA

Trinity School West Australia

 -  excellent Try the "Online Research Modules". Great ideas.


Great Sites    

Web Wise - making wise choices on the internet
Web Projects
The wonderful BBC Children's learning. 
 Blue Web'n header graphic   Welcome to Blue Web'n  Blue Web'n is an online library of 1973 outstanding Internet sites categorized by subject, grade level, and format (tools, references, lessons, hotlists, resources, tutorials, activities, projects). You can also browse by broad subject area (Content Areas) or specific sub-categories (Subject Area).     An excellent resource.

Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank tool that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet links, and turning them into online learning activities. Support is built-in.
TrackStar is your starting point for online lessons and activities. Simply collect Web sites, enter them into TrackStar, add annotations for your students, and you have an interactive, online lesson called a Track. Create your own Track or use one of the hundreds of thousands already made by other educators. Search the database by subject, grade, or theme and standard for a quick and easy activity. There is a fun Track already made for each day of the year, too!
Login to Make or Edit a Track | Create an Account and Start Making Tracks | Make a Quiz for your Track | Build a Web Page for your Track
An excellent resource site. It has tutorials, themes and other link. 

Wide ranging resources for Teachers

As above from Internet4classrooms
Graphic Organisers and Mind Maps    Including fishbone.

Education Oasis

A Library of Graphic Organisers

The excellent

Teacher Vision

Trinity One of my favourite sites

My Teacher Tools This is a fully functional calendar that can be used as a day planner. Save all your important meetings, and pencil in those important birthdays and anniversaries. All information is stored on your own hard-drive, so you are not sharing it with the rest of the world. Give it a try by clicking on a date and entering a new reminder. Enjoy...
Teacher Tools
"Graphic organizers help students construct meaning. The following organizers can be used with any book and across all grade levels. Use them to assess your students understanding of what they are reading, observe their thinking process on what you read as a class, as a group, or independently".  
An excellent template for record keeping

My Teacher Tools Site
Searching. Information Literacy: Search Strategies.    

Choose the
Best Search for Your Information Needs.

Multi-subject Guides To Specialized Search Engines
Kid's Search Tools
This a collection of many kid-safe, educationally-respected search tools all located on one page.

Great Site of Search Engine Resources

My Search Engine Resources
Online Learning and Resources   
80 units of work by SA Teachers
Resources for K - 3
Technology Tips  including online resources
Using the Net to Create Thematic Units Rationale for units of work and also has lots of links to sites with themes.

Free for Teachers  Lots of links to free content.
Web page design sites
Learn Online from our ABC  Various age levels.
Resources - Links  A huge list of resources in alphabetical order.
Lesson Lesson Plans. One of many such sites. BUT,  comes with sheets to print where possible and further links. Great site.
Online Learning Activities - Trinity WA

Virtual Experiences, Experiments, Exhibitions, Tours and Quests

Student Centred or Learner Centred Learning

Junior School Teaching 

WebQuests - About   is the home of all Tom March's educational initiatives.
Bernie Dodge and Tom March have been working since early 1995 to develop the WebQuest as one strategy for effectively integrating the Web into classroom instruction. This page gathers Tom's work in creating and teaching WebQuests.
Look to Bernie's The WebQuest Page for a huge selection of WebQuest links and materials.

An Australian Perspective - Tasmania

How to make a WebQuest etc.  Especially check the additional resources.

An excellent PowerPoint on

A road map for making WebQuests

A Rubric for Evaluating WebQuests

Rubrics for Web Lessons

Webquest templates you can use and adapt - here
Template in "Word" 

to help

Lots more design patterns here includes templates

Process checklist
WebQuests - Examples  - USA    
A huge list Elementary

An excellent list recently updated.

Links for Learning Web Bytes, Web Lessons, WebQuests and  for other good resources.

WebQuest Portal @ WebQuest Org

Best WebQuests

K - 2 Resources

Scavenger Hunts

Another great list of hunts

Another extensive list of hunts a great list  Interesting one about seahorses 4 young kids.
Always great stuff at this site.
Grades K-2
Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8

Lots of WebQuests listed here. WebQuests  Kindergarten through Third Grade [K- 3]. 
The following WebQuest links have been categorized by popular topics. Not all projects follow the WebQuest guidelines. Favourites have a  star means quality".  A wide range of topics.

Another large list  Primary.

Large list for K -2

Large List K - 4

EDUJOURNEY!  This site is an  exploration  of web-based learning tools for kids ages 6-12.

A huge list of links including WebQuests

WebQuests Australia    

Trinity School -W.A. -  Includes design templates.  A favourite of mine. Get the newsletter.

 Upper Primary | Lower Primary  | Other Web-based Activities

USING THE WEB IN EDUCATION Webquests the Aussie Way by Dr Sue Trinidad.


What is a WebQuest?  

  This WebQuest was designed for children in the 10-12 year old age range.
Oz Volcanoes
The excellent
Castle Discovery Web Quest Egyptian Discovery Web Quest Flight Discovery Web Quest Volcano Discovery Web Quest Shuttle Discovery Web Quest Lunar Discovery Web Quest Robot Discovery Web Quest Federation Discovery Web Quest Radio Discovery Web Quest Rainforest Discovery Web Quest 

Adelaide HS

WebQuests & Collaborative Projects A large list.

Famous and Infamous Australians

An unbelievable resource of WebQuests  Includes this rationale :- "
How do you want to use the Internet with your students? Do you want to simply collect resources for students to use or do you want to target specific learning outcomes? Each of the links .. suggest a format for integrating the Internet into teaching and learning. Which one are you ready for?"

Lots of links

WebQuests UK   
No Grade levels marked 
Lots of links - all annotated

Why Rubrics?   Also, has lots of Rubric generator sites included. An "all you need site!"

RubiStar is a free tool to help a teacher make quality rubrics. RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch

Teaching Resources, Rubrics, Matrices, Utilities

Assessment - WebQuest Assessment Issues  includes Rubistar Online Rubric Generator @

Lots of Different assessments, showing format, ready to print 


Rubrics For Teachers

Nice online Rubric maker. With graphics

Collaborative Projects

Trinity School WA  Collaborative Projects: Co-operation Across the World by E-mail and Video

80 units of work by SA Teachers
Integrating the Internet 

OZ Projects
Internet Projects

Poetry Pals

Flat Stanley - an international literacy and communications activity

Endangered Species

Book Raps

Shoalhaven - a very long list with a brief explanation.

School World a long list of happenings as well.

Global SchoolNet

Schools net

Search for e-mail pals from 80 countries

Project Based Learning.
Completing class projects can be fun for your students, especially if they know exactly what is needed. Creating guidelines can be time-consuming though, so we've made a way for you to do it in no time! To make a project checklist for your students, first choose the grade level for the type of project you want your students to do. You can choose from writing, presentation, multimedia, or science projects. On the next page, choose from our list of project guidelines, and make a checklist with the touch of a button! You can even add your own criteria to personalize your checklist.
Electronic Portfolios
Teaching Information Research Skills
Research Templates
KLA Links 
Clickable worksheets - Australian

Use the link to my Index Site to find other online activities.

The Snaith Primary School website - The teachers at this school in the United Kingdom have created their own websites on social studies (and science!) topics such as the Vikings, Ancient Egypt, Farms, Gardens. There are pages with great images and text readable by primary kids. There are also some projects that introduce kids to the idea of research. For instance, they can look at pictures of various beach resorts and decide which one they'd most like to visit, then explain why. There are also some fun activities, like magnet poetry.

One of the best sites on the web  includes penpals, safe surfing.  Heaps of links.
Strategies Strategies for all kinds of learning. i.e. using the Dolch list of words [Dolch Story All 220 Words in one story], posters, 
Five Finger Rule, etc. In Word or PDF.

Sept 2005


Wayne at R-7school info
Updated Jan. 2006
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