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Basic Instructrions

Before you begin, create yourself a Wikispaces identity and log in. Then all your pages will be easily identifiable.

To create your own Curriculum Developer page, use this procedure:
  1. Click on the + next to Pages and Files (in the menu on the right) to do an Add Page.
  2. In the pulldown for "Use a Template", select Curriculum Developer Template if you are an educator, or Student Curriculum Developer Template if you are a student. (Students are actively urged to participate, although they should work with their teacher, to coordinate student efforts.)
  3. Specify your name as the page name (it's your bio page, so you are what the page is about).
  4. When you add a page, you are automatically in Edit mode and can type or paste whatever you want.
  5. Edit the template contents. As much as possible, use Links, for example to your school (see Participating Schools) or to Content that you have created.
  6. Click on the Save button to save your page.
  7. If you created any links on your page, test them out by clicking on the links, one at a time. Does the link take you where you expected? After clicking on a link, use the Back button on your browser (looks like a Left-Arrow in Internet Explorer) to go back to your bio page and try another link.

At this point, you are ready to add your name to the Curriculum Developers list. Both educators and students may add their names to the list. On the Curriculum Developers page, click the Edit button, and add a blank line to the list of curriculum developers. (It should be in alphabetical order.) Then click on the Link button and select your page (named after you) from the Page Name pulldown menu in the popup. Wikispaces will insert your name, and make it a link, so people can just click on your name to go there. Also specify your school, on the same line. If other educators from your school are on the list, you should be able to just click on Link and select your school from the list. Otherwise, just type your school's name for now. When you are done adding the entry for you in the Curriculum Developers list, click on the Save button.

Additional Tips

For an example of a bio page, go to the Curriculum Developers page and look at an educator or two.

Feel free to create new categories or modify existing categories, but remember this: Each state uses different terminology, and even within a state, multiple terms are sometimes used. Be flexible with the terminology, as long as it essentially means the same thing. For now, we have the following areas of certification and other expertise:

For the latest list of content areas, see Content.

After your subject area link, specify the relevant grade range in parentheses: Early Education (preschool to second grade), Elementary (for grades K-6), Middle School (for grades 6-9), High School (for grades 9-12), or Secondary (for grades 6-12). If these ranges don't apply, specify a range explicitly in parentheses, such as K-12. Examples: Social Studies (Middle School), Business, Computers, & Information Technology (K-12).

These general areas are fairly well established, so developers should easily reach consensus. The part that's less clear are the subdivisions of information above (American History, Calculus, Consumer Math, British Literature, etc.). Feel free to work with your fellow curriculum developers in Wikulum and let the structure evolve over time.

Check out and edit Curriculum Content
Check out and edit Curriculum Projects
Check out and edit General Learning Tools
View Participating Schools
View Curriculum Developers
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