1. Wikipedia FM. We listened to some radio programs to learn more about Wikipedia. Listen to them here:
Listen to an introduction to Wikipedia on All Things Considered.
Listen to a story about the co-founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, on Fresh Air.
As students listened, they doodled about the important ideas they heard to improve their comprehension. Each student doodled in either red, blue, orange, green, or yellow, which was important for the next part of class. As they listened, I circulated to check their Academic Contracts and collect their YA Novel Research forms.
2. Research on the 5 Pillars of Wikipedia. We went to the computer lab to research the principles of Wikipedia. Each students was assigned one principle, or pillar, to research and then teach the class about. Students will prepare for and teach the class about their pillar on Tuesday. Students took notes on the Tenets of Wikipedia Guide, which is due on Tuesday.
HW: Tenets of Wikipedia Guide due Tuesday.