Research an assigned “Topic of Interest” to share with classroom teachers.
Create an on-line wiki highlighting important information on the assigned topic.
Send a message to all classmates inviting them to view and add new information to the wiki.
Add new information to other groups’ wikis upon their invitation.
Write a short reflective essay on your views and experiences on using wikis in education.
Your Teaching Assistant will give you information on how to link your wiki to your ePortfolio.
You will be creating a wiki with Confluence, a product licensed by The University of Iowa. In accordance to the licensing agreement your HawkID will not be able to view or access this or other wikis you may create after graduation. In education the following wiki programs are popular: WikiSpaces.com; Wikipedia.com
Your group’s wiki will be judged by the quality of its content, design and by meeting the below requirements.
Have a home page that identifies the topic and the participating group members.
Clearly labeled titles, headings, labels, spaces and pages.
Content and organization is easy to read, understand and navigate.
Contain at least 6 pieces of important information on the topic that is useful for teachers. See guiding questions under each topic found later in this lesson.
At least one link to other relevant website, an inserted graphic, and a link to a supportive video.
Have a table of four or five URLs (Internet addresses) citing journal articles your group used as information sources.
Note:At least two of the sources must be journal citations found using EBSCOhost. State which search engine or database was used. See guidelines for referencing Internet sources within EBSCOhost itself or under the heading “Citing Resources for Tables of URLs” found later below in this lesson. Adding at least one piece of valuable information or viewpoint to another group’s wiki when invited to do so.*
Write a short reflection addressing your thoughts regarding this project and your opinion on how wikis can be used in your classroom and the pros and cons of relying on wikis when teaching your students. You reflection will be uploaded to your ePortfolio.
Link to the group’s “Topic of Interest” Wiki from your course page (07es102_coursepage.htm) and Standards page. Link your “Group Inquiry Project” reflection to your course page (07es102_coursepage.htm) and Standards page.
Publish your reflection and the updated Course and Standards pages to your ePortfolio.
Consistent citations/references make your work look more professional and make it easier for visitors to your site find interesting and relevant information. Following are a few examples of citations/references using the American Psychological Association's (APA-style). For more details, refer to an APA publication manual; APA documentation, or APA-style electronic formats. [example of a resource citation wiki page]
Notice capitalization, italics, and periods in the following examples:
• Book (1 author) Dewey, J. (1910). How we think. Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath.
• Book (many authors) Sansone C., & Harackiewicz, J.M. (Eds.) (2000). Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation: A search for optimal motivation and performance. San Diego: Academic Press.
• Journal (from Ebscohost) Carliner, S. (2005, May). E-Portfolios. American Society for Training & Development, 59, 70-74. (retrieved from Ebscohost)
• Journal (many authors) Pechone, R., Pigg, M.J., Chung, R.R., & Souviney, R.J. (2005). Performance assessment and electronic portfolios. Clearning House, 78, 164-176.
• Web site The University of Iowa College of Education. ePortfolio Resources. Last accessed June 23, 2005 from http://www.education.uiowa.edu/resources
• Example of a PowerPoint resource citation slide: