All classes' wikis

Block
Address
1
http://cohenclass1.wikispaces.com/
2
Planning
3
http://shslang3.wikispaces.com/
4
http://cohensclass04.wikispaces.com/
5
http://cohenlit.wikispaces.com/
6
http://cohen6.wikispaces.com/
7
new wiki:
http://aplang-7.wikispaces.com/
Need more help getting started with wikis? This is a clear tutorial: TeachersFirst Wiki Walk Through
Some basics on how to edit the wiki: Click here

Advice and Suggestions

Check out "Technology and Visualization" on the Jobs page.
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Using the Wiki Effectively


How we use wikis in class
Visit Wikispaces' Help page on how to edit text

Arrangement is super important on wikis: Wikipatterns, a collection of adoption patterns and anti-patterns for spurring increased use
Some inspiration:

Born to Learn from Born to Learn on Vimeo.



Wikispaces has a nice help section and a video:
http://help.wikispaces.com/PL+animation


A book on using the wiki effectively.

Design and Structure

A big part of learning about effective visual rhetoric today is understanding something about web design.
For example, arrangement and organization become incredibly important. Here is an example of stream-lined organization:
http://greenonions.com/portfolio/travel_sitemap.pdf
I also recommend looking up more about Edward Tufte and doing some searches on his blog.
And think about how you are delivering your information on your wiki contribution:
Usability.gov standards and information

Wikis in Education

Courtesy of one of the Technology Managers, here is a Wikispaces link to other wikis in education:
http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/

Start Marketing

If people are still not "adopting" the wiki as a central place to discuss, post notes, etc., consider some Facebook and/or Google+ marketing:
How to add a "Like" button from Facebook
How to add a "Plus one" button from Google

Also consider featuring some of the cooler things that appear on the wiki in an in-class poster. Let me (Ms. C) know if you need paper and/or printing.


Cannibalize sets of links you like! For example:

http://woottonlang.wikispaces.com/AP+Lang+Resources (the danger here is that pages can go dead, but you can pull links from others' pages too:)
Websites
College Board Course Description and Resources
http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/2123.html
  • includes course description, sample syllabi, full exam, and lots of College Board approved resources

AP Central: AP Language Exam Questions
http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/exam/exam_information/2001.html
  • includes links to recent essay questions, sample student responses, and scorer's commentary

On posting visuals and videos:

Use a video hosting site that can be accessed from school. One that works is Teacher Tube. However, this site can be slow.

Also check out:
a number of services listed on this forum post:
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/531957

A list of resources in the public domain, from another Wikispace:
http://105.wikispaces.com/Public+Domain+Images+%26+Clip+Art
also check out Archive.org for audio books, video footage, and a lot of other tools.

Here is another, from a British site on using tech in education:
http://c4lpt.co.uk/directory-of-learning-performance-tools/video-hosting-sites/

Follow the Wikis

I keep track of what you're doing on the wikis using an RSS Reader. You can also get a reader and follow changes on this wiki and/or your class's wiki.

What I like to see in the feed: Lots of different people contributing.
What I don't like to see: 1-2 people and I using the wiki.

Here's the feed: