Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

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

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

wikis review science lesson plan

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
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Curriki Rating
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3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-09-12.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This lesson plan introduces students to the concept of wikis and is targeted for grades 6 – 10, although the activity could be used successfully younger students as well. Students first create a practice wiki using the instructions and content provided in the lesson. Afterwards, peers will discuss ideas for the creation of their own subject-specific wikis. This basic lesson gives even inexperienced teachers the tools they need to get started with wikis. Before using this lesson, it would be helpful for teachers to assemble a list of existing wikis to show as functioning examples.
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Christine Mytko
September 12, 2009

I just started using wikis with my 6th & 7th graders last year. I wasn't too worried about not being an "expert" - after my initial (basic) introduction, the kids and I learned together. They were very engaged with the interactivity, and loved commenting on other kid's pages. I had all the kids add a subpage to our main wiki site (rather than maintaining separate accounts) and I subscribed to the site changes. That way, every time changes were saved, it sent me an email that I routed into a separate email folder. I could scroll through the emails and spot-check that kids were not misusing the wiki for flaming, etc.

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