Glad to hear this is on target for what you needed.
And I'm glad, too, that you asked about the search terms. It's a good
opportunity to deconstruct the search string, which is as follows:
[ -webquests "this webquest" -workshop -"designing webquests"
-"template" intitle:webquest OR inurl:webquest ]
I started out with the [ intitle ] and [ inurl ] commands, as these
specify to return only sites that have "webquest" in the site title or
in the site's url.
This struck me as a good way to focus attention exclusively on sites
that had a strong focus on webquests.
But that still left the challenge of distinguishing sites that
contained actual webqquests, from those that discussed webquests more
generally. That's where the positive and negative terms came in.
I included "this webquest" as a positive ('must contain') term,
because it seemed to me a phrase that would find frequent use in sites
that contain an actual webquest, e.g., "This webquest is about
Galileo...." or whatever.
At the same time, I used the negative ('must not contain') term [
-webquests ] to eliminate sites that talk about webquests in the
plural. It seemed much more likely to me that sites that were *about*
webquests would use the plural version of the term, e.g. "Webquests
are a useful tool for teachers..."
Borrowing the negative terms from your original search helped to
tighten the results even further.
I trust these search results, along with the explanation of the search
strategy, fully answer your question.
However, if there's anything else you need, just let me know by
posting a Request for Clarification, and I'll be happy to assist you