Today’s Web Class: Thursday, Oct.28, 2010: 1-2:20 pm.

Today, I find myself in a situation very similar to Coach Herman Boone in “Remember the Titans” (or even Herb Brooks!):

  • I have been coaching the squash team since October 13.  Since only one of the seven athletes is new – we basically have been in the “Norming” stage, with everyone understanding their role and practicing at a fairly high level for early season.
  • Today – we have four “new” players joining the squash team – all of them TENNIS players (so analogous to the different “units” we saw in “Titans” and “Miracle” – one of them already demonstrating “animosity towards the coach”.
  • My assistant, a wonderfully competent person and coach (former Head Coach at Williams College) – has a coaching style similar to Herman’s and Herb’s assistant coaches – HIGH CONCERN for the person.
  • Due to the potential for disruptive STORMING, I am foregoing my original plan to attend the AASP Conference (which is killing me since I am actually a Charter Member from it’s inception in 1986 and they are celebrating 25 years this conference).  Here is the AASP Conference : AASP 2010 Conference Program – please take a look at some point during class today.

We are changing the topic of today’s class from Sport Psychology Webcast to Wikispaces editing of our  first three (four films) papers:  Miracle, Titans, Replacements, Invincible.  If you recall, collaborating on a Wiki of our class papers is one of the activities that makes up 15% of the “Portfolio” part of your grade.

Overview:

The purpose of the Wikispaces editing is to edit (modify, refine, etc.) each of the papers to produce the best possible paper.  Each of you will be placed in a group and assigned one of the papers to edit (so four groups of eight people).  The Wiki software allows multiple people to edit a paper simultaneously – and also tracks the contributions of each person in the group (i.e., I can see what your input and activity has been).  I will also nominate a group leader for each paper, as you may want to coordinate your actions as opposed to acting randomly (e.g., one person does intro, a second the conclusion, a third the References/APA, the fourth Part 1, etc.). I will delegate this part to you.

Step 1:  Sign up for a Wikispaces account by 1:05 pm – as I will have to give you permission to join the Wiki:  you can join here.

Step 2: Watch this video for a “basic” overview of Wikis:

Step 3: If you have not edited a paper using a Wiki before the interface is simply like Word or Groupwise or Moodle – but here is a video that shows some of the Wikispaces’ basics:

Step 4: Check back at 1:00 for group assignment!

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2 Responses to “Today’s Web Class: Thursday, Oct.28, 2010: 1-2:20 pm.”

  1. Lizzy BelBruno Says:

    Are we meeting for class since you’re here or is all of this just going to be on here?

  2. Camilla Claiborn Says:

    my wikispaces name is cclaiborn, if you need that info.

    also when is this assignment due?

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