Part of Unit: Web 2.0
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
A wiki is an easy to use a webpage that anyone can edit. Invented by Ward Cunningham, wikis are a read/write web technology that allow for easy, fast, and collaborative websites to be built without the need for special software or a lot of training.
- 1-2 Class Sessions
- 90 - 120 Minutes
California Career and Technical Education Standards
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
Objectives and Goals
In this lesson students will learn: What a Wiki Is, How They Work, Why They Work, How To Create a Wiki
Activities in this Lesson
- What's a Wiki Video - Hooks / Set
When students come in, have them login to computer. Have students plug in their headphones and watch the video about Wikis. Ask students to generate ideas about wikis they may have seen and/or used. After two or three minutes of group discussion, select a few groups to share out their ideas. (If students do not have computer access, show the video by projector.)
- All About Wikis PowerPoint Presentation - Lecture
After finishing the video and discussion, have students open up a MS Word document (or other word processor they have access to OR take out paper if you prefer them not to use the computers). Use a PowerPoint snippets to give direct instruction on what cyberbullying is.
The idea is that the direct instruction portion of the lesson should take no more than about 20 minutes. Feel free to cut and paste this power point to suit your needs. Have students take Cornell notes while lecturing (description of how to use Cornell notes as well as a template are provided for download below). After every 10 minutes of lecture have the students participate in a 2 minute pair and share to discuss lecture contents up to that point. Depending on the student group, you may need to do this more frequently.
- Wiki Work - Group Work
*** TEACHER DIRECTIONS TO DO BEFORE THE LESSON ***
Before beginning, set up a wiki. www.wikispaces.com is a good site. Create the main page for your wiki project that links to the blank pages students will use. A video on how to do this can be viewed at: www.k12onlineconference.org. ****
Have students establish their usernames and passwords on the wiki site you have set up.
Have students pair up and create their own wiki about the following:
How has technology has changed your relationships with other people? Do you consider your interpersonal connection better or worse with the innovations of texting, Twitter, Facebook, and the like? Be specific and cite several examples.
- Assessment Types:
This grading rubric can be used for assessment of the group wikis that the students create.
- Wiki Grading Rubric [ Download ]