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PSP Michael Atkinson


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PSP Michael Atkinson

  1. 2. Michael Atkinson <ul><li>School: Overnewton Anglican Community College </li></ul><ul><li>Language: German </li></ul><ul><li>Year Level: 7 </li></ul>
  2. 3. Context <ul><li>One class set of laptops between 3 rooms </li></ul><ul><li>A Year 7 class with 26 students (12g, 14b) </li></ul><ul><li>Wide ability and attitude range </li></ul><ul><li>Restrictive school policy on file-sharing websites </li></ul>
  3. 4. What did you do? <ul><li>Created a wiki for students to contribute to </li></ul><ul><li>Students had to contribute 4-5 different items/widgets to their page </li></ul><ul><li>We worked through the language using our text before proceeding to the wiki </li></ul><ul><li>I surveyed students to gauge their response to this approach </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 5. What did you learn? <ul><li>For a successful web project, meticulous preparation of instructions is imperative! </li></ul><ul><li>Conscientious students will always be conscientious students and those who muck around will always muck around. But when provided with an interesting, hands-on project, those students in that middle band will come alive! </li></ul><ul><li>Students like it when their teacher can show them something ‘cool’ and new – and they get to play with it! </li></ul>