Wikis. I need to put more effort into this, both in terms of wikis for the library and promotion for use by teachers.
I started a reading incentive program this fall "Read Around the World". My 6th and 9th grade Humanities teachers jumped right onto this one and challenged each others' students to participate. One feature I wanted to include was a wiki for book reviews that could be sorted by country, based on the tags in the entry. But I couldn't get a wiki formatted correctly. And then a well-meaning but mis-informed person suggested I create a blog. I tried pbworks and then (I think) edublogs. I finally got the format I wanted in blogger, but no one could post without an invitation, and I was only allowed to invite 1/2 the number of people I needed. So it never really developed. If nothing else, this is the one things I need to walk away from 23 things and implement. Really make it work. I will be looking closer at those wikis for the best site for me.
I created a wiki for a small group Bible study at my church. There were only 7 of us and I would call it a success. For busy people with varying schedules, we found it a great way to connect. I was in charge and greatly enjoyed putting the pages together and administering. But the application in the school setting is the challenge. Once again, I need to see how others blazed the trail before me.
Passing the Torch, Part theThird (and possibly last)
3 months ago