Literature (Language Arts) Wiki Assignment A (Wiki #4)


Self Publishing for Teachers
Every student loves an audience, but many classrooms are not allowed to blog or wiki. Self-publishing is an emerging option for some teachers to consider. What are some self-publishing resources that are easy for teachers to use and instructions for their use? Can you find any examples of schools or teachers already doing this? What ideas do you have for their use?

Participants:

  • catenglish Camilla, GA
  • nancyscofield, Colorado City, CO
  • texasschoolmarm, Camp Wood, TX

Moderated by: mattpaul17, casey12350


Literature (Language Arts) Wiki Assignment B (Wiki #5)


Tandem Learning in Language Arts
What is tandem learning? How can tandem learning be used with student writing? Propose a tandem learning structure for the posting and evaluation of essays using Internet-enabled technology. (Include the structure for the student posting the essay, the student evaluating the essay,and the teacher(s).)

Participants:

  • readerdiane
  • crisp, Nicholasville, Kentucky
Moderated by: mattpaul17, casey12350

Guidelines to Get Started


Here are the recommended steps.
1- The hyperlink above is the page that has been created to wiki this topic. (Click on the page to go there and begin editing.)
2 - First you should divide up the question into major headings. Type them in the wiki. Leave space in between for the text.
3 - Start by defining the topic. You may want to search on wikipedia or Google. Read information, go back to your wiki page, click edit, and summarize the information. Include a hyperlink to the source of your information.
4 - Repeat #3 until you have a good definition.
5 - Read what you have on the wiki and ask yourself, "What do I still not understand?" Go to the Internet and answer that question. Come back and post.
6 - Remember to subscribe to your page on the Notify Me tab so you know when your partner(s) posts!

How long should I spend?


We are recommending 10 minutes on one day, then, walk away and let your partner post. Then, add 10 minutes the next day.

What if I don't know anything about the topic?


The topics were selected are emerging, new topics. The purpose of this project is to show you how wikis create experts on a topic within a very short period of time. You will find that your research on the Internet causes you to form an opinion and add it to your current knowledge base. Remember, Wikis are not word processors. Go out to the Internet, grab a "nugget" and come back and post and save.

How do I get help?


Help

We have created a mini help on wikispaces section to help you.

Discussion Area

Go in the discussion area to discuss questions with your partner. (Remember to subscribe to the changes on your page!)

Moderators

You have Moderators available to help you. If you post your question in the discussion area, they are "patrolling" via RSS and will emerge to help you and answer your questions on Thursday and Friday. (Moderators will not available on the weekend.)