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ERIC Number: EJ896478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Taking Down Walls: An International Wiki Creates a Community of Thinkers
Maltese, Denise; Naughter, Kate
Voices from the Middle, v18 n1 p17-25 Sep 2010
This article explores collaboration between a rural school in upstate New York and an international school in Amman, Jordan. The authors describe how they provided their students with real audiences for their writing, and, over time, built an international community of writers. Classroom walls were blurred as the authors "team-taught" one another's students, planned writing lessons, and provided support to each other for this project. By tracing students' writing throughout the school year, the authors show how students' interest in each other developed and therefore led to international understanding. Key points include: providing real audiences for student writing; collaborating using a Wikispace; sharing points of view internationally; and developing a community of writers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan; New York