Multi Class Wiki

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Brief presentation on a multi-class wiki for the April 2008 LEA Convocation.

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Multi Class Wiki

  1. 1. http://os8thsoth.wikispaces.com
  2. 10. <ul><li>Anyone can edit </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to learn and use </li></ul><ul><li>Instantaneous publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis software tracks all changes – great deal of accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple students can work on the same document for true collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Few additional technical skills needed </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible tool with no pre-determined structure – adaptable </li></ul>
  3. 11. <ul><li>Images, links, and video content may be added </li></ul><ul><li>Pages are protected for various levels of security: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only registered users may add or edit content. Can be set for open editing, however. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can make entire site public or private </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for Lutheran schools to connect with other Lutheran schools across the country </li></ul><ul><li>Chance for students to build content not only in required areas, but also in topics of interest to them </li></ul>
  4. 12. <ul><li>Potential security issues with what students post </li></ul><ul><li>The larger a wiki becomes, the more difficult it is to monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Potentially inconsistent quality control on pages and information </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty with multiple students working on the same page at the same time </li></ul>
  5. 13. <ul><li>Sample wiki rubric: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=ShowRubric&module=Rubistar&rubric_id=1473272& </li></ul><ul><li>Student worksheet – information provided on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name of entry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two sources for the entry (can use proper bibliographic styles if desired) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Date of entry and page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main points of entry </li></ul></ul>NOTE: While the wiki tracks all entries, the worksheet makes it easier to identify and track student work.
  6. 14. <ul><li>http://comparinghemispheres.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>https://signofthebeaver.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://primary-sources-8.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>

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