Self Assessment of Contributions to Wiki: We are planning on using a rubric to provide students guidance on the expectations for participation in the wiki. Our thinking at this stage is that students would use the rubric to perform a self assessment after participating in two rounds of discussion. I will e- mail you the rubric, as the formatting of it does not seem to remain accurate in attaching it directly. Look forward to hearing your thoughts!


To do before the first wiki class.
  • Send email invitations to students to register them as "Members" of the wiki. The wiki is set to Private, so only members will be able to edit and contribute. To do this, go here and then send invitations out according to student email addresses.
  • Confirmation and posting of the essential questions for each of the groups.
  • Idea: Groups can be responsible for the layout and design of their group wiki page (pictures etc). There are great HELP files in the wiki spaces FAQ . See top of screen.

Day 1
Introduction to Wikis and the Branksome-ISB Wiki.
  • All students will confirm from their email, their membership to the wiki. They will need to set username and pasword. See above link
  • Students will view existing wikis in use: Wikipedia, Flat Classroom Project, A Million Penguins Collaborative Novel
  • Students will view the Introductions page and then answer the prompt in the discussion area.
  • Question: Do we have students set up an RSS feed to their own group pages?

Day 2

  • Time to read discussion from the previous class postings.
  • Student group assignments and coordination.
  • Overview of essential questions and how to use the group discussion forums as a tool for collaboration
  • Question: Do we have guidelines for what the group pages should look like?

Day 3

Day 4