My class notes wiki

I have a new way of keeping class notes and outlining. I've created a template page on my wikispace, and set up a page for each chapter of my computer science book. I've started doing it this way after receiving feedback from my students last year and spending some time working with it this year.

In fact, if you have a wiki centric classroom, you really should set up templates for your major items to put in the headings that you need! I'm going to use them more extensively this year!

You can see this week's work including a nifty project using the timeline program and a slideshare embedded about technology convergence. We're still finishing up the slideshare, an inevitably, I have students use their whole names.

I'm working to be more organized and intentional so that students know where things are on the wiki, just like they do in my classroom.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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susan September 2, 2007 - 3:25 am

Love these tools and looking at your class wikis. I’m excited about trying these things in my classroom this year. Thanks for the links, particularly My husband was justy working on timelines with his grade nine Social Studies. I’ll be sending him there. Very Cool, CoolCat.

TRACY HAMILTON September 4, 2007 - 5:01 pm

This is a great idea for students to do themselves. A great way for highschool, college, university students to keep track of notes they take in class to refer back to later when needed. I always found that if I rewrote my notes, in some manner, the material tended to stay in my head longer. Another great use for wikis, thanks.

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