Confluence in the Classrooms
Confluence can be easily written into the lesson plan for any grade level. It is a very versatile tool that can be designed to fit the needs of any subject or age group. There are countless ideas and possibilities on how to incorporate Confluence into a classroom setting and have it successfully coincide with the lesson. Confluence can be used for something as complex as creating an entire research based wiki chapter to a simple task of basic communication between students and the teacher.
For instance, students could be assigned a project in which they are asked to create a Confluence page on relevant course materials. Students would conduct research and write-up their findings on Confluence so that the information could be shared easily between members of the class. Students would then be able to use their work in Confluence to make connections to previous course material. This allows them to think critically and show a basic understanding of the material, which also allows them to creatively demonstrate their knowledge.
Benefits of Incorporating Confluence Into The Lesson Plan
Confluence is easy to introduce into the lesson plan. It provides a way for students to gain knowledge about a subject and present it in a way so that other students can learn from it. Confluence provides a place for students to combine their work into one collective source. Teachers can view their students' posts and provide feedback. Confluence allows for students to communicate with others around the world and strengthen their understanding of the material by use of discussion boards.
Sample Lesson Plans Include:
12th grade Calculus class: Derivatives Lesson Plan
9th grade French class: Le Shopping en France
6th grade Science lesson: Biomes: The Arctic Food Web
High School Social Studies: Approach to Current Events 3
Junior High English: Delivering a Persuasive Speech 1
4th to 6th grade Science: Functions of the Skeletal System4-6.doc 2
 Parker, D. Delivering a Persuasive Speech. Retrieved November 20, 2008, from HotChalk's lesson plan site: http://www.lessonplanspage.com/LADeliveringPersuasiveSpeech712.htm
 Hughes, J. Functions of the Skeletal System. Retrieved November 20, 2008, from HotChalk's lesson plan site: http://www.lessonplanspage.com/PEScienceFunctionsOfSkeletalSystem46.htm
 Hudgeons, C. An Approach to Current Events. Retrieved November 20, 2008, Columbia Education Center website: http://ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy/ace/soc/cecsst/cecsst049.html