Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wiki Wiki Teaching

I just read the blog entry on Wiki Wiki Teaching. I've explored several educational wiki sites and landed on an interesting 5th grade class that collaborated on a Wiki using a shared classroom novel.

I think I could possibly build a Wiki Page with my 6th grade students. We are currently reading,
Rickshaw Girl, by Mitali Perkins. We will also be SKYPING with Mitali Perkins! I am very excited about this. Would it be a good idea to build a wiki page with my class and then invite Mitali Perkins to collaborate with us? Hmm......I think I can do this! Connie and Steve, can you help me?

I'm thinking my students could each add a chapter summary, we could have a Bangladesh dictionary of words in the book, we could add information about the characters, and the plot. Maybe we could post a map of Bangladesh and add something about the area and culture of the people. We just read about Internation Mother Language Day in Bangladesh today. Perhaps we could do some research around that and add that to our wiki.


  1. Wow, Debbie! That sounds so exciting!!! I really have to collaborate with you . . . you have such great ideas for making literature meaningful to your students in the classroom, while I am still trying to find something that works for me, but is fun for the students. I LOVE that you are SKYPING!!!!!

    I thought of using wikis as a platform for literature circles, but your ideas sound so exciting and fun for teacher and students!!!

  2. You are on to a great idea, Debbie. And you have already made a good start in class. Steve and I will help any way we can, of course. Yes, skyping will be so cool! I am waiting for Mitali's email back:-) Great technology integration!