I did this in my the into class I teach at CSC. It is simple enough that 5-8 could do it. Instead of Wiki's I used Google docs but the same group skills apply. It was a great experience, the students really got into it and produced some decent projects for only having 2 hours to do it.
Here was the assignment: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dfq7xtjs_14cnx3gt
Here is the links page for each group: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dfq7xtjs_72g6dbwtfw
Proctor School District
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From: "Joanne Finnegan" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 9:33:05 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Wikis in middle school
Does anyone have some great examples of wiki use in middle school, grades 5 - 8, any subject area? We are doing a short demo with a follow-up training for teachers and would like some good examples to share to get them thinking about possibilities. I do understand that much of the work done by middle school students is contained within the class or school, so other work that might give teachers good ideas that would transfer to a middle school classroom would be great as well.
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