Wikis

The following is a list of wikis I have had a hand in building, either on my own or with students, while teaching English at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, NJ.  For the last few years, I have been a strong proponent of using wikis in education for a number of reasons.  I believe that well-constructed assignments that incorporate wikis can provide many benefits, including:

  • providing a global audience for student projects
  • lending authenticity to assignments and assessments
  • facilitating student collaboration

I invite you to visit these wikis, look them over, and take whatever ideas you can from them.

304Sophs

This wiki was the “backbone” of my Fall 2007 English II (sophomore) class. It is a digital bulletin board for showcasing student research, discussion, literary analysis, and creative responses to the literature. Our four core texts for the course are To Kill a Mockingbird, The Crucible, Macbeth, and The Catcher in the Rye.

BritishRomanticism

A humanities-based overview of the British Romantic period, researched and created by the Spring 2007 Honors Major British Writers class.

Collaborative Tools for 21st Century Learners & Leaders

Companion wiki for my professional development presentation on using Internet applications for collaboration.  Includes social bookmarking, wikis, online office suites, and videoconferencing.

Exploring Online Personal Learning Networks

Companion wiki for my professional development course on using the Internet to establish a Personal Learning Network (PLN).

Google Sites for Educators

Wiki collaboratively authored by participants in my April 2010 NJEA workshop, “Google Sites for Educators”.

HCSS Wiki

A project for my grad school internship, this is a repository of information for special education teachers at Hunterdon Central Regional High School.

HonorsBrit

Similar in purpose to the 304Sophs wiki, except for my Spring 2008 Honors Major British Writers class. Core texts here are The Canterbury Tales, Hamlet, Frankenstein, An Ideal Husband, A Woman of No Importance, and The Importance of Being Earnest.

Make A Wiki!

Reference source on wikis for teachers in the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District.

MrBHomework

A website for my students. Contains weekly homework assignments & due dates, links to handouts and related content, etc.

NJASCD-Wikis

I created this wiki to supplement my part of a presentation entitled Infusing Technology into the Curriculum, given at the New Jersey Association for Supervisors and Curriculum Development, Monroe Twp., NJ, on 12 February 2008.

Preparing for Podcasting

Companion wiki to a professional development session I co-developed and co-facilitated in March 2009.

Realistic Visions

A collection of research conducted by my Multicultural Studies class, Spring 2008. This wiki examines contemporary Native Americans in roles that defy traditional stereotyped portrayals.

Twelfth Night Abridged

Students in my Spring 2008 Shakespeare’s Comedy class were required to analyze and edit selected scenes from Twelfth Night. They also portrayed scenes from the play in photographs and video clips.

Web 2.0 for Kids

Professional Development presentation on Web 2.0 tools conducted at Rider University, July 2010

Wikis, Wikis, Everywhere!

Companion wiki for my professional development course on effectively infusing wikis into teaching.