Socials 7 Daily Life Wiki Instructions


Step One
You and your partner should pick three or four choices of which topic you would like to do.

Step Two
Begin researching. You will need to gather lots of information about your topic. Make sure you look in a variety of places – web sites, books, encyclopedias, wikipedia, etc. You will need to keep a reference list of all the places you have looked. Make sure you record them in the proper format, as Mrs. Barrie showed you earlier this year.
You will also want to collect images to place in your wiki. Remember to get them off free sites!
Step Three
Begin creating your wiki. Make sure you have a look at how wikipedia sets up their information. It is written in proper paragraph format, but in sections, not all in one long piece of writing.
Your wiki can be as long or short as you feel it needs to be. However, if it is too short, you probably have not done enough research!
My expectation is that your wiki has the following things:

  • At least three sections, one of which must be an overview.
  • At least three images. Make sure you include the place you found them in your references section.
  • A reference section. This must include every place you have looked, as well as the locations of any graphics or images you have used. This is not considered one of the three sections.
  • Links. You must have at least two links to other Socials 7 wiki pages created by your classmates. Your links should make sense! You must also have at least two links to outside websites or pages that you found interesting or useful.


Other Things You Need To Know


Ownership:
Remember, a wiki is a space that can be edited by anyone else who is a member. That means that other people can edit or add information to your site. Ultimately, though, it is your responsibility to make sure that your wiki is complete and well done by the due date.
Extras:
Anyone who wants to put in a little extra work can add to someone else’s wiki. Make sure that whatever you add is positive, fits in with the topic and design and helps the people creating the wiki. NOTE: If you destroy or in any way ruin someone else’s wiki, you will receive a failing mark for your work.


Reflection Journal:
Everyone will be expected to keep a reflection journal of their own progress, thoughts and feelings as we create the wikis. You will be expected to email this reflection journal to me each Friday (Ms. Wilson’s email is cwilson@sd45.bc.ca) Any reflection journal I have not received by Saturday of the week it is due will receive a “0” mark.


Evaluation:
Your work will be evaluated using the following chart, or rubric. Both partners will get the same mark for everything except the extras and the journal. Those will be individual marks.



Not Yet
Meeting

Minimally
Meeting

Meets
Expectations

Exceeds
Expectations

Information
- wiki does not have the required number of sections and the material provided is minimal and does not cover the range of information
- wiki may have three sections but there is not really good coverage of the material OR wiki has two well done sections
- wiki has three sections, each of which does a good job of outlining and explaining the information
- wiki may have more than three sections with lots of relevant detail OR the three sections are extremely well developed
Conventions
- wiki has too many errors, they make it difficult to read
- wiki contains many errors in both spelling and sentence construction – does not appear to have been edited
- wiki may have a few errors in spelling or sentence construction but they do not interfere with the flow of information
- wiki has no errors and the information presented flows nicely
Style
- wiki is sloppy, disorganized or incomplete
- wiki is basically set up as asked, but more effort could have been given
- wiki is clear, logically set up and contains the necessary elements
- wiki is interesting and pleasing to look at and is set up in a logical and creative way
Graphics
- wiki does not have the required number of graphics or pictures
- wiki includes the required number of pictures or graphics but they may not all be logically placed and properly referenced
- wiki includes the required number of pictures or graphics and they are all logically placed and properly referenced
- wiki includes more than the required number of pictures or graphics and they are all logically placed and properly referenced
References
- wiki does not have the correct number of references and they are not set up correctly
- wiki has the correct number of references but they are not quite set up correctly OR the wiki does not have the right number of references
- wiki has the proper number of references and they are recorded correctly
- wiki has a separate reference section that is properly created and has more references than required
Links
- wiki does not have the number of links required and the ones that are there are not well thought out
- wiki has fewer than the number of links required but they are all good, logical links
- wiki has the number of links required and they are all good, logical links
- wiki has more than the number of links required and they are all good, logical links
Extras
- no extras have been done
- an extra has been attempted but was not well done
- an extra was done and was generally helpful and positive
- more than one extra contribution was done and they were all helpful and positive
Journal
- the journal was incomplete with more than one late entry or poor quality entries
- the journal was mostly done on time
- the journal was done on time and showed some insight and good observation
- the journal was always done on time and showed excellent insight and observation