Collaborative project with 3rd grade on the atomic bomb and Sadako.

Follow these links to the pages for each class:


IR block B pages
IR block E pages

Creating an effective wiki page:

Use your OWN words
Cite all sources
Be creative
Put effort into the page
Read the comments made by others and consider them
Make sure all spelling and grammar is correct - get a peer to check it too
Use appropriate vocabulary that reflects your understanding
Embed images/videos and explain why they are there and what you want the reader to understand and think about
Layout the page in an attractive, appealing and clear way
Make sure the reader learns something and leaves your page thinking ...and perhaps with further questions

Guidelines for creating wiki pages:

• cite sources
• assume good faith
• don’t edit others’ work without discussion
• use wiki discussion tab for all collaboration on content of the page
• be aware of copyright rules
• use hyperlink to link to other internet sites
• use your own words and reference all other material including quotes.
• do not use more than one or two sentences from another person’s work at any one time.
• be aware that this is a public space - use acceptable vocabulary and accurate spelling
• remember that the wiki will be monitored by your teacher
• even when working at home, you are still governed by these guidelines and acceptable use at school

Criteria that will be used to grade the wiki page:

-provides information that explains and informs about the topic
-uses student’s own words and integrates information from other sources
-cites all sources in MLA format
-is well designed and creative
-is thoughtfully written and very interesting
-provides evidence of sufficient effort for the time provided
-is edited carefully and has no spelling, punctuation or grammar mistakes
-is worked on by all members of the group

Rubric that will be used to grade the pages:

A grade work
The wiki page:
-provides relevant information about the topic heading
-uses student’s own words and cites all sources using wiki references
-is thoughtfully written and very interesting
-integrates images and video clips with the text
-is well designed and creative
-is edited carefully and has no mistakes
-provides evidence of effort that matches the time provided
-is the product of collaboration by all members of the group
B grade work
The wiki page:
-provides mainly relevant information about the topic heading
-mostly uses own words and cites most sources
-is well written and interesting
-provides images and video clips that relate to the topic and text
-is clearly laid out and attractive
-has few mistakes in mechanics
-provides evidence that sufficient effort was put in
-is the product of all members but some more than others
C grade work
The wiki page:
-does not effectively address the topic heading
-does not always use own words and many citations are missing
-is informative but does not generate
interest in the topic and is straightforward and rather simplistic
-uses some images and videos
-is not very clear or well designed
-has too many mistakes in mechanics
-has not had sufficient effort put into it by the group as a whole

Link to blog:

under construction

Citing your sources:

use this link .[1]

Use this link .[2] to see how to add references to your wiki quickly and easily.
  1. ^ http://citationmachine.net/
  2. ^ http://blog.wikispaces.com/2008/07/add-references-to-your-wiki.html.