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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Web Quest?

How do I use Mind the Gap in my School?

Which year group are the Mind the Gap activities suitable for?

Do you need to be a Specialist to use Mind the Gap?

Is Mind the Gap aimed at a particular subject?

How long does it take to complete a webquest?

What browsers does the Mind the Gap Website Support?

 

 What is a Web Quest?

 
A web quest provides an environment in which pupils  can safely explore the internet and improve their computer skills.

Doing a web quest means you will often have to work in groups or in pairs which means there is a lot of discussion and problem solving together.

A web quest can be a great addition to the normal book you use. If the chapter of your Biology book is about food, ask your pupils to do a web quest about how your food is packaged.

The focus of the ‘Mind the Gap’ is that all web quests have a learning outside the classroom activity, for example interviewing people in your family or community. Each webquest also addresses an element of learning about sustainability. Sometimes the whole web quest is focussed about sustainable products, while other web quests have a single assignment in which pupils have to think about sustainability.

 How do I use Mind the Gap in my school?

The activities on the website can be used directly by the teacher or children themselves. They are self directive so that groups of children can work independently or as a class.

 Which year groups are the Mind the Gap activities suitable for?

Mind the Gap is aimed at children aged 8 – 12 (more information can be found in the ‘Teacher Notes’ of each webquest).

 

 Do you need to be a Specialist to use Mind the Gap?


No, Mind the Gap is accessible for all. Quick and easy to use Teacher Notes and Supporting Information are available.

 

 Is Mind the Gap aimed at a particular subject?


Mind the Gap is cross curricular and supports Key Stage 2 and 3 Science, Geography, Biology, ICT, English, Mathematics and PSHE.

 

 How long does it take to complete a webquest?


Information is available in the Teacher Notes about the suggested duration of each activities.  Mind the Gap is a flexible resource - activities are not necessarily sequential so can be selected according to your needs or requirements.

 

 What browsers does the Mind the Gap website support?

The Mind the Gap website works with Internet Explorer version 7 and higher and Mozilla Firefox. If you experience any difficulties in using the Mind the Gap website please use the feedback button for support.