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 K-5 curriculum (sorry, this isn’t available for 6th-8th grade currently) 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. Here’s the link:
First: set up a Wikispaces.com account
Second: click the link and ask to Join (or email me and I’ll send a Join Code
This year (2012-13), it’s FREE to anyone interested in following along, getting help on their weekly lessons, and discuss the curriculum with other teachers using the series. All you have to do is provide Proof of Purchase for the grade-level SL curriculum textbook so that you can follow along with each lesson. If you don’t have the proof of purchase, contact Zeke Rowe (firstname.lastname@example.org). There’s a good chance he can come up with what you purchased.
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.
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8technology 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, Cisco guest blogger, a columnist for Examiner.com, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.