Sunday, November 6, 2011

Writing Across the Curriculum

Okay, I am going to challenge you today and ask you to think about writing across the curriculum in a slightly different manner.  Following you will find a link to a new site created by Wiki.  It is a place to collect and sort math movies.  Think about it.  Organizing, collaborating, writing, and producing a movie!!! What an awesome way to embed writing for understanding in the content areas.  For those of you not yet familiar with the Common Core, writing to understand as well as tasks involving application of writing as a tool abound!!  Take a look and see what you think.  As always, comments are welcome.

Courtesy of Wikispaces;)

Featured Wiki: studentmathmovies

Shawn Avery started the studentmathmovies wiki in March of 2011.

1. Briefly describe your group, your wiki, and what you use it to do:

Our wiki is a collaborative project aimed to share some of the amazing work happening in classrooms around the world. We focus on collecting math videos made by students that can be viewed and used as a teaching tool. We've sorted the wiki into different math strands so that it is easy to navigate to different math concepts.

2. Besides the Edit button, which wiki feature is your favorite?

My favorite wiki feature is the ability to embed. It's so quick and easy to add any number of different tools to a wiki. For this wiki, the ease in which we can add videos made Wikispaces the perfect place to host our site. We've also been able to easily add other great widgets as a Clustrmap and visitor feed.

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