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Websites, Wikis and Glogs

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Websites

Below are a compilation of websites that will be useful to you and your students.  They range from single activities to full units.  A brief description of each website has been included.  They are as follows:

 

1.  CyberGuide originally written by Linda Taggart-Fregoso - Revised by Mary Jewell - The unit deals with why good writers use symbolism in their writing, point of view, writing a persuasive and reflective essay etc. Click on CyberGuide to access the website.

 

2.  To Kill A Mockingbird - Questions and Penseés - Students are to work in small groups and discuss some of the 42 questions that are presented.  To access the website click on Questions and Penseés .  If you require more information you can email the author at martin@aller-stead.com

 

3.  To Kill A Mockingbird - What's at Stake? Learn strategies for understanding words with multiple meanings.  Targets grades 9-12.  To access the website click on What's at Stake .

 

4. To Kill A Mockingbird - Teacher Activity Guide (PDF) - by Virginia State Company at the Wells Theatre - This activity guide develops activities around play synopsis, characters, vocabulary, thematic influences, historic civil rights time line, etc.  To acces the website click on TKAM Teacher Activity Guide PDF .

 

5.  Profiles in Courage - Scottsboro Trial - All the court documentation of the trial.  To access the website click on Scottsboro Trial.

 

6.  Mapping the Mockingbird from Education World - targets grades 9 - 12 - Language Arts and Art - To acces the website click on Mapping the Mockingbird.

 

7.  To Kill A Mockingbird:  A Historical Perspective by Kathleen Prody and Nicolet Whearty - Library of Congress - To access the website click on TKAM - Historical Perspective 

 

8.  This teacher resource and tour guide was developed for reluctant and struggling readers - it was developed by Primestage Theatre - www.primestage.com - To access the website click on TKAM Resource and Tour Guide

 

9.  NEW!!!!  Check out the chapter summaries for To Kill A Mockingbird from WikiSummaries.  They provide free book summaries that anyone can contribute to. Presently there are 296 summaries. The community is open to everyone. The goal of 'WikiSummaries' and its contributers is to 'bring knowledge to the world, for free'. They welcome new contributors...check out the website and browse for free or feel free to contribute.

 

The next websites pertain to the Jim Crow Laws

 

1.  Remembering Jim Crow – by Stephen Smith, Kate Ellis and Sasha Aslanian - 2001 - American Public Radio - To access this website click on Remembering Jim Crow

and follow the links

 

2. Jim Crow Laws  -  by American Radio Works - To access this website click on Jim Crow Laws

 

3.  A History of Jim Crow - this is an excellent site - it is a full of  a variety of educational resources - To access this website click on A History of Jim Crow 

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Wikis 

What is a Wiki?

Wikipedia defines a Wiki as 'a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language.[1][2] Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. The collaborative encyclopedia, Wikipedia, is one of the best-known wikis.[2] Wikis are used in business to provide intranets and Knowledge Management systems. Ward Cunningham, developer of the first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as "the simplest online database that could possibly work".[3]

 

"Wiki" (/wiːkiː/) is originally a Hawaiian word for "fast". It has been suggested that "wiki" means "What I Know Is".[citation needed] However, this is a backronym. "Wiki Wiki" is a reduplication of the same word.

 

To Kill A Mockingbird Wikis

1.  This is a really good forum.  Check it out to see what students are doing. This article has been edited/expanded in large part by the Gr. 10 English Set 1 Class at Diocesan College (Bishops).  Initially it started as a forum for discussions and since turned into the oral activity into a written analysis and discussion.  They discuss the following themes: courage and bravery, bias and predjudice, the role of education in the novel, "standing in other people's shoes" and trivia.  You can access this Wiki  by clicking TKAM Theme Discussion.

 

Glogs

According to Wikipedia a glog is 'a poster produced on the Internet'.  To create your own glog click here

1.  To Kill A Mockingbird - Dare To Be Different - Glog

2.  To Kill a Mockingbird - Good vs. Evil - I had a bit of fun and created this Glog...check it out

 

 

 

 

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