Webquests

http://www.webquest.org/index.php

Our group has been using a webquest format for our multimedia project. What I like
about this format is the fact that it gives students direction in what they are learning.
Many teachers, including me, have made the mistake of bringing students into a
computer lab with a mission to do internet research on a particular topic with no plan
other than to "do research on a particular topic!" By the end of the period most students
end up getting lost in cyberspace.

A well structured webquest allows students to access predetermined links that are
specifically developed to direct or focus learning.

In the site above Bernie Dodge has enabled teachers to develop and post webquests into
a searchable database that can be accessed by other teachers. It's a great resource for
anyone wanting to complete computer based projects in class.