Curriculum + Wiki = Curriki
Here’s a fascinating idea that combines some old time interests (sharing lesson plans) with some new technology (wiki’s). Although not specific just to middle school, you can search by middle school to find lesson plans. Here is who they say they are:
“Curriki is more than your average Website; we’re a community of
educators, learners and committed education experts who are working
together to create quality materials that will benefit teachers and
students around the world.
Curriki is an online environment created to support the development and
free distribution of world-class educational materials to anyone who
needs them. Our name is a play on the combination of ‘curriculum’ and
‘wiki’ which is the technology we’re using to make education
Joining is free and easy. The idea is a simple one. Without a lot of input though, the idea will fall short. This brings forth a fascinating idea, What if every teacher contributed one of their best lesson plans?
At some point, some of this technology is going to hit the Tipping Point (a wonderful book by the way). The questions are what, when and will we be ready?