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Wiki engagement tips for helping students get involved and communicating on their wikispace.

Wiki engagement tips for helping students get involved and communicating on their wikispace.

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  • 1. READ AND RESPOND (FIRST 5) 1. Review PLN – Respond to Meaningful discussions, wall posts, or “cries for help” • If using igoogle just check there – if not then: • Ning • Wiki Discussion Tab 2. Do this EVERY DAY!! 3. Your engagement level determines the engagement level of others.
  • 2. READ, RESEARCH & WRITE (MOST OF TIME) • Research • Google News Search http://news.google.com (get RSS) • Diigo Group (standard tags) • Newsmap (google it!) • Teacher information
  • 3. READ Read what others have written and see are there any: •Errors (Fix it.) •Repetition (consolidate.) •Missing Links (Add them.) •Copyright issues • Let them know. • Reword • Cite Sources TAKE OWNERSHIP – this is OURS not yours, not theirs, not mine or yours but OURS!
  • 4. READ What is missing? (Add it) What is confusing? (Make it simple.) Is it summarized at the top? Does the summary at the top reflect what you’ve put in there? Included in the current news?
  • 5. WRITE: HYPERLINK In context. CONTEXTUAL Emphasize IMPORTANT words. Eliminate DISTRACTING hyperlinks. Proper Nouns (first time they occur in a SECTION.) Concise. Cite Sources if you quote directly AND hyperlink.
  • 6. WRITE: EDIT Less is more. If you see it fix it. Put things where they belong. Look at the big picture
  • 7. RECAP AND WRITE (LAST 5 MINUTES) Recap what you did – Wiki discussion tab. Ask questions. A good recap includes: •What you did today. •Other things you think need to be done. •Where you plan to pick up next time. •Issues you think there are with the wiki. •Let others know if you will be offline for a while or are done.