The purpose of this project is to showcase wiki tools (PBWorks) and provide some guidance for how to transform the use of this technology into classroom activities that support model building and critical thinking skills.
The purpose of this lesson plan is to provide teachers with a basic structure for how to use a wiki space for a collaborative class assignment.
The assignment will incorporate cooperative, inquiry, and problem based learning activities. Different levels of scaffolding for projects will be discussed as well as methods used by students to link associated content to create connections to factual references and opinions. In addition, teachers will learn how to organize working groups within the wikispace in order to optimize interaction among students.
As part of this tutorial, several instructional videos will be used in order to train teachers about how to perform procedures within the PBWorks program in order to accomplish the design and instructional objectives of this lesson.