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Teacher Mary Panik Reflects on Collaboration, Wikis, and Technology Integration @ The Unquiet Library
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The Unquiet Library would like to give a shout out to the following teachers and students who worked with the library on these library based and independent research projects!
- Ms. Maxwell’s 9th Literature/Composition Elizabethan England project
- Ms. Panik’s Dinosaurs project
- Ms. Jackson’s 9th Literature/Composition Elizabethan England project
- Ms. Bennett’s 10th Literature/Composition Genocide project
- Mr. Foster’s Current Issues class: Airport Security and the Haiti Earthquake as well as Google Sites!
- Ms. Markham U.S History in Film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid project
- Mr. Lawson’s 10th Literature/Composition, Archetypes in Modern Fiction and Film
- Mr. Hubbard’s Criminal Justice Scenarios Project (Search and Seizure Laws)
We have had a blast this week welcoming back students and getting back into the groove! We checked out over 400 books and worked with 32 individual class session during Week 1! Topics included:
· Resources for researching current events
· Peach Books
· Book Checkout, 9th and 11th grade
· Television Technology Research
· Housing Types/Styles
· Lit./Comp. Refresher/Remix and Fun with PollDaddy
We thought you might enjoy viewing a few scenes from our first week!
Thanks to everyone who made our first week such a success, and we are looking forward to more fun, research, and collaboration this month!
Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Fleet, and Mrs. Beasley
Google announced last week the launch of Google Knol, a website designed to be similar to Wikipedia in which anyone can author informational articles and post them online. The term “Knol” stands for a “unit of knowledge.” Right now, Knol is in the beta or “testing phase”; a select group of people were invited to participate in the pilot testing of the service. According to the official Google Knol blog,
The goal is for knols to cover all topics, from scientific concepts, to medical information, from geographical and historical, to entertainment, from product information, to how-to-fix-it instructions. Google will not serve as an editor in any way, and will not bless any content. All editorial responsibilities and control will rest with the authors. We hope that knols will include the opinions and points of view of the authors who will put their reputation on the line. Anyone will be free to write. For many topics, there will likely be competing knols on the same subject. Competition of ideas is a good thing.
What do you think? What might be some pros of Knol? What might be some drawbacks to this service? Would you want to participate in Google Knol? Why or why not? Would you want to use the articles as information sources for research? Why or why not?
Read more about Google Knol at our library’s favorite links via http://del.icio.us/creekview_hs_library/Google_knol .