Learning Log – Wikis
July 22, 2011, 10:43 AM
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This wiki was created by the Lenzie Academy PE department.  The wiki has links to specific classes.  Once you get to the class pages, there are links for activities and information on the human body.  Following these links will lead to powerpoints on the numerous activities as well as links to some resources, tactics, and drills for certain activities.  The wiki also has links to several different blogs created for the different PE classes and sports teams of the academy.  This wiki is being used for collaboration amongst the members of the PE staff at the academy.  It is a place where they can post information and resources on all of the activities they are planning to cover for their specific classes.  Giving students and their parents access to this wiki will give them an awareness of what activities will be covered.  Allowing them to access the powerpoints on these activities in advance will better prepare them when the lessons on that activity come around.

This wiki is for the PE department at REMS, a Canadian middle school.  The wiki has a calendar of events and news/notes section.  While the calendar of events is currently blank the news/notes has a reminder posted to students and a link to an article for parents on choosing proper running shoes for their child.  The wiki also has links to their code for fair play, creating your own food plan, physical activity guide, and rules for games.  This PE department wiki was created as a part of the school’s wiki.  There are wikis for each grade and specials within the school.  The wiki seems to be used more for getting out information to students and parents.  I like the idea of posting reminders to students and  posting links to articles that parents can find helpful.  I am all for anything that gets parents more involved in their child’s education.  Posting this information on the wiki will hopefully lead to these topics not having to be covered in class, leading to more time for instruction and learning.

This wiki was created for a college badminton course.  The wiki includes photos of the students in action and has an embedded YouTube video of badminton.  Links include a participation agreement, the syllabus, and a class assignment.  The assignment was to choose an aspect of badminton and create a link on this wiki to share what was learned about that aspect.  There are many links that lead to the wiki pages created by the students.  This wiki does a fantastic job of not only getting all of the information out about the course but also having the students contribute.  Students are learning to use the technology of the wiki while also getting a better understanding of their aspect of badminton.  This collaboration between the instructor and the students is what wikis are all about.


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