Wiki Assignments


ASSIGNMENT #4 - Answer your question and cite your sources
Due Saturday, March 5 at 9 PM (Tracy's classes) and Tuesday, March 8 at 9 PM (Fleming's class)
Questions? Miss Spira: elizabeth.spira@gmail.com

For your final addition to your own wiki page, you will:

1. Answer one of your questions in a paragraph with a minimum of 5 sentences IN YOUR OWN WORDS.

2. In your 5-sentence paragraph, use facts from research you did online.

3. Cite your research by including the link to the page where you got your information. If you use multiple websites, you may include multiple links.

4. Under your link (if you have several links, you only need to do this for one), answer the following questions about your source website in at least 3 complete sentences:

  • What other information does the website give? (the entire website - not just the single page you were on)
  • Does your website have a listed author? If yes, what is the author's experience that makes them an expert on the topic?
  • If there is no visible author, what other clues do you see on the webpage that convince you the site is trustworthy? (that the information is accurate?)

5. PROOFREAD. If you did not edit your page for last week, do so NOW. When we grade as a final assessment for your work on this wiki, you will lose significant points for spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and run-on errors.

An example of the answers to the above questions might look like:
I found this information on the CIA World Factbook website. This website contains information about the economy, demographics, geography, maps, and other information for 266 countries, including India. There is no visible author listed, but under “Copyright and Contributors” it talks about all the government agencies that help with this website. I think this information is accurate because it is run by the Central Intelligence Agency and cites information from many government agencies, such as the Department of Commerce and the Department of Defense.

Places to start your research:
  • http://education.iseek.com/iseek/home.page - Search engine
  • http://www.britannica.com/ - Encyclopedia Britannica
  • www.wikipedia.org - DO NOT cite wikipedia directly as a source. Instead navigate to the footnotes at the bottom of the article page (or click the little number by your fact) and it will take you to the real source.
  • Biography.com – Search 25,000+ biographies by name or profession.
  • www.zuula.com - Search engine
  • sweetsearch.com voids irrelevant stuff that you wouldn't want to put on your wikiA search engine that a
  • http://www.kidswebindia.com/


Due Saturday, March 5 at 9 PM (Tracy's classes) and Tuesday, March 8 at 9 PM (Fleming's class)




ASSIGNMENT #3 - FOR BREAK: Adding a Slide Show and Revising Your Page Due Sunday, February 27 at 9 PM

Many of you have already begun to add text to your wiki page that begins to answer the questions you asked about your topic. Keep doing this! We will be talking more about citing the sources for your information when we get back, but until then, feel free to continue doing research on your topic. If you want to get a head start on citing your sources, read the Citing Sources page, but it won't be the focus of this week's assignment.

For the break, we want you to do two things:

1. Edit your wiki page for capitalization and end punctuation. If you have more than 3 errors on your page (not including comments section), you will get a 0 for this assignment.
2. Make and embed a slide show into your page using slide.com. Your slideshow needs to have AT LEAST 10 pictures. Your assignment is to figure out how to make a slide show using the directions.
  • A few hints: Find the pictures first. When you save them, put them into one file to make it easier to upload to slide.com later.
  • You'll need to make an account on slide.com. Use your CCSC username, email, and password.
  • The "Embed" code for the finished slideshow is a little tricky to find. It will be under some sort of "share other way". If you can't locate it, use slide.com's "help" feature.

Good luck!

To learn how to cite your sources, go to the Citing Sources page.
To learn how to find information on the internet, go to the Safe Searching page.

Due Sunday, February 27 at 9 PM





ASSIGNMENTS #2 - Wiki Communal Pages: CHANGE IN PLAN!!!!
For Thursday, you will be adding FIVE new things to the communal pages, wiki pages, and discussion pages.

  • On ONE of the Communal Pages (Current Events, Indian Society & the Caste System, Religion in India), add ONE post:
    • A picture OR a youtube video OR a link to an article related to the subject
    • AND 2-3 meaningful sentences about what you have added (What the reader will get when s/he reads, watches, or sees and what you think about it).
    • For each post, include the date, your name, and horizontal lines (from the edit bar) to separate your post from others' posts.
  • Comment on TWO separate individual wiki pages. Learn how here.
  • Add to AND/OR start TWO discussion posts. They must be meaningful responses. See how here.
You will have FIVE (5) separate posts. Be sure to cite every source.
Due Thursday, February 17 at 9 PM.

GOAL: to learn and practice how to add pictures, videos, and links to our wiki. To begin building a communal wiki with lots of different sources. To understand how to make constructive comments.




ASSIGNMENT #1 - Wiki Introduction: On your own wiki page...
  • Select a topic that you will explore this quarter.
  • Create a title about your topic on your wiki.
  • Type three questions that you have about this topic. Use different formatting tools for your questions (for example, numbering).
  • Find, save, and upload three pictures about your topic on your wiki.
Due Tuesday, February 15 at 9 PM.

GOAL: to learn how to use the edit tools on your wiki and how to search for and upload a picture. Check out How-To Pages for more info on both!