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The wikicentral presentation powerpoint for NECC 09 poster session. More information at http://wikicentral.wikispaces.com

The wikicentral presentation powerpoint for NECC 09 poster session. More information at http://wikicentral.wikispaces.com

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  • 1. Wiki Central:
    Creating Collaboration and Engagement in Biology
    Louise Maine, Punxsutawney Area High School
  • 2. Links
    mrsmaine.wikispaces.com
    mrswolfgang.wikispaces.com
    cloelake.wikispaces.com
    animalplanet.wikispaces.com
  • 3. Values and goals
    Inquiry
    Research
    Presentation
    Collaboration
    Reflection
    Use information in production, understanding, and application of content – UbD
    What about the concept is useful, interesting, and essential – work backwards to design instruction
  • 4. Alter activities to align to values
    Inquiry
  • 5. Alter activities to align to values
    Inquiry
  • 6. Wiki as a classroom hub
    Assignment links
    Easily embed web 2.0 tools
    Build units and edit easily
    Student generated content easy to create and see
    Easy to follow hierarchy of material that is organized
  • 7.
  • 8. Podcast lectures and Resources
    Resources easily
    located by
    students
  • 9. Student work
    Create content
    using moticams
  • 10. Student work
    Reflection and
    creation of
    materials to
    apply learning
  • 11. Student work
    Develop
    content
    through
    exploration
  • 12. Student work
    Variety of ways
    to express
    information
  • 13. Student work
    Student podcasts,
    newsletters, or
    other media on
    chosen topics
  • 14. Create a resource section
    Resources of commonly
    asked questions and
    tutorials for student use
  • 15. Discussion
    Create discussion and collaboration
    within or between classes
  • 16. [Inquiry] Assessments
  • 17. [Lab activity] Assessments
  • 18. [Lab activity] Assessments
  • 19. [Group evaluation] Assessments
  • 20. [Project progress] Assessments
  • 21. [Reflection] Assessments
  • 22. [Lab project] Assessments
    Combining lab
    techniques learned,
    presentation of
    material, and extending of knowledge
  • 23. Create new teams as needed
    Each student has
    an individual page
    and can create
    and link to new teams
  • 24. Management
    Check individual
    and
    group actions
    through use
    of history
    and checklists
  • 25. Projects and activities
    White tail deer
    management
  • 26. Projectsand activities
    Biomes of
    the Earth
  • 27. Projectsand activities
    Biodiversity
  • 28. Projects and activities
    Watershed exploration
  • 29. Projects and activities
    Wiki as a textbook:
    Class notes
    Resources
    Documents
    Assignments
    Notebook/portfolio for students
    Other links
  • 30. Projects and activities
    Portfolios of work
  • 31. Projects and activities
    Portfolios of work
  • 32. Voicethread thoughts from students
    Link to voicethread
  • 33. WHAT STUDENTS THINK
  • 34. WHAT STUDENTS THINK
  • 35. Using Mastery
    • Opportunities to redo inquiry
    and application assessments
    to meet learning targets
    • 80% is level for mastery
    • 36. Not for incomplete assignments
    • 37. Students use of redo declined over time
  • WHAT STUDENTS THINK
  • 38. Self-evaluation
  • 39. WHAT STUDENTS THINK
  • 40. Express yourself
  • 41. WHAT STUDENTS THINK
  • 42. Variety of assignments
    • Inquiry type activities
    • 43. Traditional lab based activities
    • 44. Posters – Digital and conventional
    • 45. Drawings
    • 46. Creative writing
    • 47. Podcasts and iMovies
    • 48. Reflection
    • 49. Activities that apply information learned
  • WHAT STUDENTS THINK
  • 50. Analyze and apply
    • Analyzing and applying information is difficult
    • 51. Patience is needed as they learn what you require
    • 52. Mastery allows opportunities to meet the criteria
    • 53. Choice in data sets allow students to choose what interests them
    • 54. Encourage questioning and thinking
    • 55. Create a culture of respect in the classroom
    • 56. Model the practice of analyzing and applying
    • 57. Remove the idea of one authority of knowledge
  • WHAT STUDENTS THINK
  • 58. WHAT STUDENTS THINK
  • 59. WHAT STUDENTS THINK
  • 60. WHAT STUDENTS THINK
  • 61. FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
  • 62. Teacher reflection
    • Ideally, a student portfolio where they own the site vs. using the class site
    • 63. More variety in activities
    • 64. Watch for time wasters – more project checkpoints/documentation
    • 65. Self-evaluation where evidence is produced
    • 66. Peer evaluation of group work for data collecting
    • 67. Keep individual portions of group work for analysis of data
    • 68. Better ways of connecting concepts together
    • 69. Less team page and more individual page entries
    • 70. More “hooks” to introduce the concepts
  • Contact information
    Louise Maine
    lmmaine@gmail.com
    Blog: hurricanemaine.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @hurricanemaine
    Second life: Ludovica Muhindra
    World of Warcraft:
    Server: Sisters of Elune
    The Alliance
    Character: Huricaine