Another conversation between Tom Harrison, from Delaware, and I as he embarks on using wikis in the classroom. You can follow all of the “letters” in this conversation by going to the Tag for “Tom Harrison” on this blog.
Thanks again for the prompt and remarkedly thorough response to my questions. Had I taken the time (or thought of it!) I could have looked into the “members” section under “Manage Space” and seen that I am set up as administrator and the rest of my students are just members. One worry resolved. I also found a Wikispace warranty (permission slip) somewhere on the web that I have modified and printed out. Tough punishment for first offenders will send a message.
You really nailed me with the comment about me probably being a perfectionist. I absolutely laughed out loud at that and I had to read it to my wife who also laughed out loud. Guilty as charged! I have been one virtually all of my life and I totally blame my parents!
I appreciate your suggestions about keeping the sites on the private/private subscription. However, I really want them to publish for a wider audience and I already told parents at Open House that they would be able to view the work we were doing in class. I want the students in other classes to critique the work of their teammates. If this turns into a bad thing I can go to the private setting, but I think I want to just jump in and make it visible. Right now all the class sites are set to public/private and I want to try it like that first.
I am introducing the site this week to my classes…and yes, I am going to go “all in” to start. I am such a glutton for punishment!
Take care, and thanks again for all your help!
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