Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Wiki Project

After much thought and reflection, I have decided to take the wiki to a new level. The project will consist of creating somewhat of a club at my school. Being after school, I will be able to have the time to create a group of interested students that want to use this vehicle for collaboration and learning. The group/club/project will consist of a few students from each 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classroom. These students will be responsible for editing, creating, deleting and maintaining their own grade level wiki page. Each grade level will be organized as a committee not unlike we as teachers are a part of at our schools. These committee's will meet and organize the information that will be created on this site.

After presenting the idea to our Principal, she was elated. She doesn't quite understand the power of a wiki quite yet... it will take time. I explained to her the passion I have to change the methods in which we teach. I went on to explain the ways in which this wiki will change the structure of learning information. I have mentioned this idea to a few other teachers, and have received nothing but positive thoughts and ideas.

The wiki will be used for publishing factual information that is curriculum based in our science program. Students can use the wiki for study guides, science project ideas, and unique publishing purposes. Parents can use the wiki for informational purposes along with keeping up with the curriculum that is being taught throughout the year. Teachers can use the wiki for informational purposes in their class and side projects that can be fused with science. Science Project ideas will be posted along with any important rules governing them.

I am maintaining my optimism and am looking forward to getting the project on the road. Stay tuned for any further updates on this project and remember to check it out, as it is a work in progress.


Leslie said...

This sounds so exciting. I want so badly to get the teachers in my middle school to get involved with something like this, so I'll watching your progress. Hope your ideas will generate some ideas for me. Thanks for sharing.

comoprozac said...

Yes. Continue to share your progress. I train teachers to use inquiry-based methodology through technology. I'll be interested to see how this project turns out.