Jeff Adkins
edited
Fall 2016

Notes for next year: add "site summary" and rubric to the instructions. Put new links at the TOP. Verify links work if you don't edit the site. Make an explicit statement to that effect. List past editors.

Here is my link

Assigned pages- don't pick these:
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Alpha Centauri - Dacia Garcia
Annie Jump Cannon - Samantha Bailey
Apollo 11 - Tierra Sangiacomo
Big Bang Theory - Celina Khaliq
Birth of Stars - Brady Sheehan
Black Holes - Kaylyn Fitzsimmons
Callisto - Laura Navarro
Craters - Chelsea Nevarrez
Current Events and News - Jennifer Smookler
Earth-like Planets - Ashley Lucas
Haumea - Nick Pollmeyer
Makemake - Luis Aguayo
Mars - Jennifer VanDolah
Milky Way - Joseph Tolentino
Molecular Clouds - Kelsey Russo
Quasars - Jared Del Chiaro
Relativity - Nick Ackley
Saturn - Shiann Mayo
Schiaparelli Lander - Marcy Tegtmeier
Specific Astronauts - Christian Bejarano
Stephen Hawking - Ashlen Richards
Supernovas - Kaitlyn Meyer
Telescopes - Jody Eden
UFOs - Clayton Creer
Women in Astronomy - Leah Olaso-Inducta
Venus - Alex Camacho
Zodiac - Felicia Scruggs







Instructions:

1. Sign up for the wiki via email to the instructor. Include "LMC Wiki" in the subject line to get past the spam filter. Wait until you receive a reply to begin working. You must register on the site to be allowed to edit. The instructor will authorize you after you send the email. Please allow 1 week before asking if something doesn't happen.

2. Use the navigation bar to the left to go to the page you would like to edit. If no one's name from this year's class is on the page and you got an email from Mr. Adkins authorizing you, you can start editing. Please just check the current year.

3. Click on "edit this page" to begin editing.

4. Add at least five different pages. Include the URL to the page using this format: (two left square brackets) http://some.url|label (two right square brackets) where some.url is the address of the site, and the label is what the reader will see as the link. Here's an example: AstronomyTeacher.com. Note that the symbol between the link and the label is a vertical bar |.

5. Describe each web site and discuss its accuracy, readability, clarity, ease of navigation and whether or not it is up-to-date. State the author of the page if it is available and if not say so. Clearly identify the date you read the site.
NOTE: DO NOT USE PREVIOUS YEAR'S ENTRIES AS EXAMPLES... YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT GRADE THESE PEOPLE GOT, PLUS THE INSTRUCTIONS HAVE CHANGED OVER THE YEARS.
Use the Editing Template to make sure the page has everything listed below.

FORMAT FOR ENTRIES STARTING Fall 2016:
  • NAME OF WEB SITE
  • URL (INCLUDING ACTIVE LINK)
  • AUTHOR - IF KNOWN. IF NOT KNOWN TRY USING WHOIS DATABASE AND STATE OWNER.
    • Evaluate if this is a site maintained by an individual, a business, a government agency, a university, or other. Discuss the trustworthiness of the data.
  • OVERVIEW - Describe the site, it's purpose, and what kinds of information might be found there.
  • LAST UPDATED - IF KNOWN
  • DATE REVIEWED - THE CURRENT DATE
  • REVIEWED BY: YOUR NAME
  • ACCURACY: - Does the information seem accurate and up to date? Are there facts which contradict information from reliable sources or texts?
  • READABILITY and CLARITY: Who is the audience? Is it written appropriately for them? How easy is it to read?
  • EASE OF NAVIGATION: Is it easy to find out more? Are there more pages beyond the home page, and are they external to the site or part of the site?

Please use proper grammar and punctuation when reviewing.
6. Near the top of the page, identify yourself. Add Fall 2016. It is not necessary to post your email address on the page; in fact I recommend against it.

7. When you leave the class, you will no longer be able to edit the page, but your name will be associated with the page as long as it exists, if you like.

8. I will create the page blank and link to it in the navigation bar. Please don't edit anything except the page assigned to you.

9. Check every existing link. Fix broken ones. If it is unfixable, delete the entry.

10. For the introductory paragraph and for any images you add to the page, please cite references. Don't plagiarize! You can paraphrase and cite, or you can quote and cite. You may also write entirely in your own words.


Scoring rubric:

F: Wrong topic. Didn't complete.
D: Some new links added, but less than 5, or some are duplicates of previous student editor's work. No or incomplete annotations
C: Five new links added. No duplications. Some annotations, but they are incomplete.
The assignment is to either edit a single page or to create a page. You must ask in advance if you wish to add a page. In either case you will add 5 new links plus annotations as described below. You will also be asked to present in class a brief summary of what your page is about.
B. 5 links added, with annotations, although some of the annotations listed here may be missing.

  • Register to be an editor of this wiki (send email to astronomyteacher "at" mac.com to request an invitation. Propose which page you would like to edit.)
  • Introductory paragraph and at least one representative image added if it is not present.

A. Everything for a B, plus proper editing for previous work. (worth +1 letter grade if improvements made and nothing else). Improvements include spelling grammar, formatting.

Other adjustments may need to be made on a case-by-case basis. NOTE: Grades for assignments are not posted on this wiki.