Criteria for Judging the Flat Classroom Project 2006

Flat Classroom Project 2006

Main Criteria

10 pts Collaborative Effort

A collaborative effort (as seen in the history) – 5 points Several participants have contributed. Wikis are collaborative. Each person brings their strengths and contributes things that they are good at to the project.

10 pts Visual appeal

Graphics are used as needed and add to the message. Graphics are not distracting and used where needed to further explain a topic. If does not look cluttered.

10 pts Organization

A table of contents is used, headings and underlines are used appropriately. (Nothing is underlined that is NOT a hyperlink)

10 pts Hyperlinks to sources

An effective wiki hyperlinks sources and gives readers additional information about the topic. Because most people tend to not trust wikis (they don't know the authors), you must include a variety of hyperlinks to be considered an effective source of information. As people follow your hyperlinks, they will begin to look at the information you've linked to. They will learn that you are an authority and that you've "done your homework." Make sure that you have checked your hyperlinks and that they work.

15 pts Original, intelligent wording

The effective wiki summarizes information but never copies it! (Cite your sources.) The wording is intelligent and meaningful and jargon is not used. Wikis may be read by a global audience and authors must keep that in mind.

15 pts Spelling/Grammar Punctuation

(-1 each up to max of 15 points) You may have to use something like hyperwords to check your spelling or copy and paste into a word processor.

30 pts Assignment criteria met

How well have you answered the Critical Question?

_ TOTAL POINTS out of 100 pts

Optional but beneficial wiki traits

• Multi-sensory tools are used (Up to 10 points added to project score)

The use of sound and/or video involves the wiki reader more through the increased engagement of hearing and sight. When it is used effectively, it can boost you into the hall of fame because you have more thoroughly taught your reader about your subject.

• RSS Feeds and Cutting edge tools are used (Up to 10 points added to project score)

Pioneers are often recognized for their ability to venture into new places that others are afraid of. Our wiki pioneers will be recognized as they learn about new technology and integrate it into their page. These technologies include RSS Feeds, video, podcasts, and any other new Web 2.0 technology that we come across. Be the first and be unafraid!