#17 (Week 7) Add an entry to "Sandbox" Wiki

A sandbox is a term that wikis often use to describe the area of the website that should be used for pure play so for this discovery and exploration exercise, go to the sandbox portion of the California Classroom 2.0 Curriculum Connections wiki -- go ahead and play! The magic password is "cl2.0"

Discovery Exercises:
  1. Visit the California Classroom Curriculum Connections wiki and go to the section devoted to one or more of the topics covered in the 9 weeks of the Classroom Learning 2.0 course.

  2. Create a post in your blog about the experience. How might you use wikis?
Discovery Resources:
Here’s a sampler of educator wikis: Flat Classroom Project, International Collaborative Literature Project, Language Links, Math 12 V Outcomes Portfolio, Wikispaces for Educators

As a public document, teachers are often concerned about using wikis for classroom discussions or notetaking. There is also concern about kids who post inappropriately. You can assign students numbers or login names [or let them choose their own] so that you can keep track of who is contributing to the discussion. As teacher, you have the power to moderate what goes on. Make sure that you receive an e-mail notice whenever there is a new addition to the wiki. This way you can maintain a useful and appropriate wiki. The following ideas can be used for any subject.

Curriculum Connection:
  1. Idea #1: Select one of your favorite curriculum ideas from your own blog. "Copy and paste" it to the California Classroom 2.0 Curriculum Connections wiki or the curriculum blog created for your group. Remember, the magic password is "cl2.0"
  2. Idea #2: Create a “kid-o-pedia.” Make a kids ‘Wikipedia’ with fun facts. Make sure that every fact is checked and verified and cited. This can be done with as a Language Arts assignment and each page can be a different content area. [i.e., Science fun facts or American History fun facts] or it can be a specific content area [i.e., Physical Science – with each page a different set of facts.] These facts can be extra credit and can be used for other assignments or you can allow students to use these facts on their test.

Suggested "tags" or labels: wiki

*NOTE: The Classroom 2.0 Curriculum Connections wiki was created using the free version of the Bay Area based PBWorks, a tool that lets you create webpages that anyone can edit.