Each week of the school year, I post what I’m teaching on a grade-specific wiki. It tells viewers what lesson I’m teaching in the SL K-5 curriculum(sorry, this isn’t available for 6th-8th grade) and how I blend the authentic tasks, essential questions, big ideas, and student-centered projects into my class. I also include add-on lessons sparked by the skills learned in the curriculum, student resources, parent resources, favorite links, and whatever extras helped students provide evidence of learning in this particular week. Through the Discussion tab, wiki members can ask questions as they prepare for their students.
Here are the links to my wikis, by grade level:
They’re private, so to view the material requires a log-in. Why?
- I want you to be comfortable asking questions
- I want you to be able to chat with others who are also following the SL technology curriculum, see how they address prickly parts
It’s FREE to anyone who owns the SL curriculum. In fact, it’s part of your purchased Help options. All you have to do is provide the coupon code found on the frontpiece of the grade-level SL curriculum textbook (Fifth Edition). If you don’t have the curriculum, click here for more information on enrolling. Or, contact Zeke Rowe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I’m very excited about this program. I think it provides teachers with a safe method of collaborating on lesson plans and sharing ideas for problem solving, trouble shooting, extending lessons for those students who move faster than others, and aligning lessons with core classroom units. I look forward to chatting with you throughout the school year.
I know you can’t view the wikis, so here are some sample pages:
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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, a columnist for Examiner.com, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.