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 Clink here for my Wikispace and my lesson plan.

For the pass couple of weeks in the ED Tech class everyone was to create a wiki that included a lesson plan in our content area.  There were certain requirements that every student had to meet.  These requirements were both content specific and the incorporation of technology into the lesson.  I'm currently doing my student teaching at the MCCTC in a American Government class.  I wish I would have done this in class but there was not enough time during the past 16 weeks.  But in this case I wanted to create a wiki and lesson plan that I could use about the U.S. Constitution and the system of Checks and Balances.  A lot of work goes into make a wiki but I can see the benefits of them.  There are countless possibilities of present content with all the widgets that wikis offer.  These range from a picture to a survey. 

Here is the technology I used in the wiki:
  • AnswerGarden:  This was used to determine prior knowledge about the Constitution
  • Quizlet:  The was the U.S Constitution vocabulary words the students has to learn
  • Wordle:  Visual learner will loves this because I took the Article I of the Constitution to see what words appear the most. 
  • ThingLink:  I used a checks and balances chart for visual learners again to help explain each branch and what they do in this system.
  • Microsoft Word
  • GOOGLE DOCS

Benefits of a wiki:
  • Students both visual, auditory and kinetic will benefit greatly because every way of learning content can be combined into a wiki.  Which demonstrates differentiated learning.
  •  Students are able to collaborate and work together on projects or assignments.
  • It displays the best possible work by each student.
  • Students have the ability to work at their own pace.
  • The widget tool allows teachers and students to have multiple way of completing or creating assignments.

Here are two pictures from the student and teacher page from my wiki:

Lenna Black
12/10/2012 09:50:55 am

I like your use of bullet-pointing. I tend to get caught up in narrative (a language arts downfall I guess) :)...it was a good reminder for me that sometimes just listing the points is best! :)

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Garth
12/17/2012 01:41:46 am

Did you make the visual with ThingLink? Love it.

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