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Laura Amatulli
Laura Amatulli
(Rochester Hills - United States)

<p>Teaching 8th grade in a middle school in suburban Detroit I have strong interests in Earth Science and leadership. &nbsp;I &nbsp;have been a teacher consultant for our local National Writing Project site, Meadow Brook Writing Project, which keeps me  ...

Integrating Wikis in the Classroom

Wiki Rubric

I use this wiki rubric in my Internet Technology course where students construct a wiki on a research topic.

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Constructivist Learning Through Wikis in the Writing Classroom

Article from the Language Arts Journal of Michigan

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"What is a Wiki?"

 

Video from YouTube demonstrating the dynamics of wikis in education.

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Element Wiki

Introduction:
 

A another educator will need to know that periodic table and how to successfully create a wiki.
 

Group Size: Small groups
 

Learning Objectives:
 

At the end of the project, student will be able to identify the elements.
 

Guiding Question:
 

what are all the elements?
 

Materials:
 

Computer, internet access, pen and paper.
 

Procedures:
 

Students will be split into small groups. Students will be asked to write down all the elements. Students will then be asked to created a wiki page. In their own creative way, they will be asked to write down all the elements, and write something unique about the elements that will help them and their classmates remember the periodic table.
 

Assessment:
 

Students will be able to: identify all the elements in the periodic table.
 

Answer Key or Rubric:
 

http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=ShowRubric&rubric_id=2130403
 

Benchmark or Standards:
 

SC.8.P.8.6 Recognize that elements are grouped in the periodic table according to similarities of their properties.

ED Tech Wiki

 

This wiki is being created by Shirley Weaver's educational technology class at the University of New Mexico. The students in this class plan to teach a variety of content areas in K-12 educational environments. This wiki is a class assignment and the product of student investigations of issues related to using the web in future classrooms. Through this assignment, students address this question:

How can teachers effectively use the web to enhance instruction?

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Introduction to wikis using wikispaces

This lesson plan is an introductory lesson to wikis for students that are not very familiar with them then review and edit class material.

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A Collaboration of Sites and Sounds: Using Wikis To Catalog Protest Songs

 

Over the years, protest songs have served as a means to combat social ills. These songs cover a wide array of topics, including but not limited to the following: racism, sexism, poverty, imperialism, environmental degradation, war, globalization, and homophobia. In 2005, hip-hop artist Kanye West released the single “Diamonds from Sierra Leone” to bring attention to the issue of conflict diamonds. In this lesson, students research and analyze contemporary and historic protest songs and then as a class catalog their findings in a wiki.

This lesson works well with a unit focusing on a piece of literature in which a character(s) actively fights for social, political, or economic justice. For example, this lesson can build on a discussion of the issues that Atticus Finch contends with in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Wikispaces - manual de utilização

Como utilizar o Wikispaces para criar um wiki

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Wikipage Creation

 

Kyle Budd-Lesson Plan 2

7th-8th English

Students will construct a wiki page that focuses on their individual portfolios to better organize the assignments based on the literature that has been read and comprehended over the course of the class. Understanding how to create a wiki page allows us to organize the structure of the assignment easier while also allowing us to return to the web page, from any computer with internet access, to make fast edits with ease.