Lesson Plans in General
Goals.The first thing you need to form a lesson plan is a goal. Think about a broad objectives of the course, then goals of the particular lesson, then what students should be able to achieve after the lesson.
Objectives. The objective within the lesson. Define what your students will do to acquire further knowledge and skills and how they will be able to demonstrate that they have learned.
Prerequisites. Are there any prerequisites that need to be met before starting this lesson.
Materials. What will be needed, e.g. what is available (make a list/bibliography) and what will have to be prepared.
Lesson Description. Describe the general focus of the lesson.
a.Introduction.Describe how you introduce ideas and objectives, get student's attention and motivation, etc
b.Main Activity. Define the sequence of activities, like presentation, demonstration, explanation, discussion.
c. Closure/conclusion: Describe how you plan to draw ideas together and to provide feedback to students.
d. Follow up lessons and activities
Assessment / Evaluation. Define how you will assess student's learning.
Gretchen Haley- For more on lesson plans, there is a wiki(a) website that has a little more information. Visit > http://elt.wikia.com/wiki/Lesson_plan
In an Elementary Lesson plan, the teacher needs to move from what the students know to what they do not know. The teacher needs to start off by establishing whether or not the class already use Wiki (the answer will be age-dependent) and whether they have ever seen the "edit" links.Good questions to ask the class to establish the familiarity of the class with Wiki is that "Do they know what it is?"," Do they use it? ","What do they use it for?". These questions will help give you an understanding on how much the children already know and what they do not. Once their knowledge of the material has been established, you can go from there. You can go into the effects of the edit link tabs, Discuss wiki experiances such as vandalism-when someone doesn't edit sensibly and constructively, discuss checking spelling- the most constructive and easiest way to edit a wiki. A discussion-feedback time is always a good choise to finish a lession. http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Learning_to_edit_a_wiki/Lesson_plan_A
Gretchen Haley: I found a website that many people from all around the world use. There are several different languages including english, spanish, portuguese, etc. All teachers said the same thing, they use a wiki for group collaboration and as a way to make communication less of a hassle because e-mailing is out. Everything can be shared on the wiki. There was a teacher who had her class creating a documentary and everyone was required to post on the wiki for ideas. There was another teacher that had her students group up into threes or fives and create a teaching lesson for the class.There was one that said they even used the wiki for their newspaper and as a faster way to getout important information. There are several ways to use a wiki in or for a classroom. The options are endless.
Gretchen Haley: Another great use for wiki's is editing. Students editing their peer's work as well as the work of other's around the world using the wiki. There are official steps for editing wiki's. There are three. These are preliminary drafts, formal peer reviews, and the end stage. Several wiki's have their own guidelines for reviews such as this:
"Detailed Instructions for the generic Peer review article outline
Note: many wiki journals have their own rules for peer review. These rules are only for articles that have not been submitted to a journal with its own rules.
- You must link your peer review article to the target article that you critique. Insert the title for the article being reviewed. Use the full title, not a short title.
- Decide if you want to use the Minor edits template.
- Fill in ALL the blank spaces in the Title section.
- If you want to allow "Minor edits", your "Leave me alone list" can start out "empty".
- Pay attention to the rules for how you MUST make the title of your review article.
- The scope of your review is either "complete" or "partial". If you can only review part of the target article, explain what part(s) you will review.
- Use the "notes" field for any additional information that should be associated with your review. It is wise to use the "notes" field to describe your preferred way of being contacted by members of the wiki publishing community. If you cannot be contacted during consensus building, your views might be ignored. The "notes" field is also a good place to describe any potential conflicts of interest. Failure to disclose conflicts of interest might be grounds for rejection or retraction of an article and have serious implications for your reputation.
- The "summary" section of your review article should include your a short summary of your critique and the following details:
- your ranking of the target article (positive, neutral, negative)
- a short statement about any required or suggested modifications
- a short statement about your progress towards completing your review of the target article. If you are still working on your critique, be sure to say so.
- if you are still waiting for additional information from others before you finalize your review, describe who you are waiting on and for what.
- The "critique" section of your review should contain a detailed account of your critique.
- Additional sections. If you have completed your critique of the target article, but need to add additional sections as replies to a rebuttal from the author of the target article or to comment on the work of other reviewers, you can do so at the bottom of your article"
3. Post Secondary
Wikia has a webpage designed to help distance learners. This page allows for students to post ideas or topics, and others can reflect on the original postings. The wiki is relatively new and does not have very much information on it yet. Citation: Date Viewed: 3/31/09 url: http://distancelearning.wikia.com/wiki/Distance_Learning_Wiki
James D'Imperio: When looking for how businesses use Wiki's I came across this site which is produced by IBM. The state that many companies use Wiki's because not only is it a great way to track progress, it very easy to use, whether you are computer savvy or not. Many times Wiki's are used as the base of project management in certain enterprises before they give their finalized ideas over to the computer technicians to perfect it. They call these "enterprise wiki's".
James D'Imperio: The website also compares the benefits in the business world of Wiki's compared to simple document management to share a project team's ideas and information. In a wiki, the team is in control in sharing the information, in documents management, IT or Information Technician is in control and must gather all data from team members and share it with all other team members. In a wiki the "evolution of content organically evolves through community updates" as in a document management the information is controlled by the team but the structure of the content is controlled by a manager.