Secondary Mechanics/Project Description
Online teaching script a in Wiki
The regular tuition is through the use of a Wiki. This is the teacher the script to his teaching as completely as possible in the Wiki. Exercises are solved by the students and also to the wiki.
Physics / Mechanical, upper secondary school level, 11 Class after G9-curriculum for Bavaria.
Two 11st Classes parallel, a total of 37 students. Class 11B is a regular 11st Class, age 17-18 years, with no special features. 10K class is a class of particularly gifted students, the high school after-G9 curriculum in 8 years. Ages 16-17.
The students have 3 classes a 45 minutes per week for a total of 36 in the school year. One hour per week are we in the computer room (permanent appointment). For each student is a PC. The other two hours are regular physics hours. Once per week are we in the physics room, in which experiments can be carried out. All students also have Internet access at home.
For the teachers are on average about 5 hours per week in addition to the classroom preparation for the work in the wiki. For the students created virtually no additional expense.
For all parties involved, the project is an exceptionally well as repeated opinion polls show. The students are eager for the good and unterrichtsnahe script and the opportunity to actively cooperate. The work on the computer makes them fun. Colleague is interested, but recoil before additional expenses.
Student participation in wiki
- A permanent reservation in the computer room allows us almost every week together in the Wiki.
- Most work small groups of students (maximum of 3 per group), occasionally 2 parallel groups, in the setting of a task solution.
- Interactions between different groups of students are rare. They have enough with our own thinking processes to be done, it is the students probably too cumbersome to that of the other States.
- The participation is always good. Even on Friday in the 6th Hour. Obviously, it is motivating, self-editing.
- A rating on Wiki work is possible (in the form of oral teaching contributions), but not required. (Note pressure is so far been unnecessary.)
- Occasionally students hold homework and make presentations about their tasks solutions.
- Handouts for presentations can also be made to the wiki.
- Sometimes spelling mistakes corrected by students.
- The students are willing to participate in occasional surveys on the wiki work. This is for the teacher an important tool for controlling the teaching success.
Simple linear movements
With constant velocity
Simple nonlinear movements
Oscillations and waves
Last school year I had a very positive experience with a small mathematics project with my classes of grade 11, and therefore decided to continue and broaden my attempt to use a wiki for tuition.
This school year I have 2 classes of Physics, grade 11, parallel, 21 and 16 pupils, 37 altogether.
The age of the pupils is 17-18. All pupils have internet access as well in school (special computer room) as at home.
My plan is to accompany my regular tuition in the classroom with the medium “wiki”, that is new to most of the pupils.
- The whole text of the regular lessons in school will be edited. For the beginning I will write the text myself, until I have acquired enough experience. Especially the production of drawings (setup of experiments) and diagrams seems difficult. Later maybe students could act as authors too. This is most desirable, but I’m still very suspicious about the quality of student editions.
- The pupils have to study the text and solve the included assignments (classical approach). To every assignment belongs a special page for the solution. Pupils are expected to put their solutions there. (The modus of this procedure is not yet worked out.)
- In order to acquire marks, pupils have to edit their work on the wiki. F. ex., if a pupil presents a project in the classroom, the corresponding text/the corresponding calculations, have to appear on the wiki, too.
- At least one pupil has advanced wiki skills and already offered his help.