The Wiki as part of your grade:
THIS GRADE WILL BE FACTORED IN THE PARTICPATION GRADE FOR EACH SIX WEEK GRADING PERIOD.

During each unit, each student is required to submit a log, for which you must:
  • contribute to at least TWO PAGES from the unit's Wiki,
  • contribute an appropriate link and abstract for a news article related to topics specific to the unit of study on the "ECONOMICS IN THE NEWS" page.
OR
  • respond to or begin at least ONE thread in the wiki's discussion forum, STUDENT LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" page.

WIKI GRADE COMPONENTS:
    1. Contributed to at least two pages from the the current Unit's WikI: 5 points per contribution 10 points
    2. Contribute an appropriate link and abstract for a news article related to topics specific to the unit of study on the "ECONOMICS IN THE NEWS" page OR Responded to or start at least one thread in the wiki's discussion forum, STUDENT LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" page 15 points
Total Wiki grade for each unit =25 points

USING THE WIKI:
You have been assigned economic concepts for each unit related to our course.

To Post your Economics Concepts

1. To begin, click the link to the appropriate Unit for your concepts on the left navigation bar.
2. Then, click "Edit This Page" in the upper right hand side of the screen.
3. The editor toolbar will appear across the top of your screen. Use the Wiki just like a word document through this toolbar. If you play around, you'll see that
you can add pictures and/or links to your posts.
4. Be sure to create a Table of Contents link for each of your two entries. To do this, select the text you want to make your title, then choose "Heading 2" from the drop down menu in the editor toolbar.
5. Also, use the bullet point function in your editor toolbar to create a list of key terms beneath each title. If you highlight the list and choose "Heading 6" from the drop down menu, the terms will appear as links below the title in the Table of Contents. You may also want to make the terms bold in the text you post.
6. Try to make your post visually consistent with the others on your page by using the same font, font size, and heading sizes.
7. I encourage you to enhance other students' posts with additional text and pictures!


STUDENT LETTERS TO EDITOR RUBRIC:
CRITERIA
BELOW STANDARDS
AT STANDARDS
BEYOND
STANDARDS

Length and quality
of response
MAX 5 PTS
LESS THAN TWO posts, comments do not meet the word requirement, comments are reasonably well thought
0-2
TWO posts commented on, 75-150 words each, clearly articulated response to blog post, referencing previous comments
3
MORE THAN TWO posts commented on, 75-150 words each, clearly articulated response to blog post, referencing previous comments
4-5
References to blog post and previous comments
MAX 5 PTS
Comments make only minimal reference to blog posts. Little attempt is made to respond to previous comments and/or discussion questions.
0-2
Comments contain some reference to the blog posts. Student responds clearly to previous comments and/or discussion questions.
3
Comments contain thoughtful, concise references to the blog posts. Student responds clearly to previous comments and discussion questions.
4-5
References to topics
from class
MAX 5 PTS
Comments demonstrate only minimal connections between topics from class and the post and previous comments.
0-2
Comments contain some references and connections between the posts and topics learned or discussed in class
Comments contain clear references and connections between the posts and topics learned or discussed in class
4-5

ECONOMICS IN THE NEWS RUBRIC:
CRITERIA
BELOW STANDARDS
AT STANDARDS
BEYOND STANDARDS
Length, connection
to Unit Topics in syllabus
3 PTS MAX
Post EITHER does not relate to the current unit OR is not between 300-500 words
0-1
Post relates to the current unit AND meets the word limit of between 300-500 words
2
Post relates to the topics in current unit, is of high quality and meets the word limit of between 300-500 words
3
Organization and
presentation
4 PTS MAX
Post is poorly organized and presented. Quotes from article are missing or used only minimally
0-1
Post is well organized and presented. Author makes effective use of 1-2 quotes from the article
2
Post is highly organized and well presented. Author makes effective use of 3-4 quotes from the article
3-4
Economics Terminology
5 PTS MAX
The post demonstrates minimal use of appropriate economic terminology and there are only limited attempts to define terms
0-2
The post demonstrates appropriate use of economic terminology. Terms requiring definitions are correctly defined.
3
The post demonstrates high quality use of multiple economic terms. Terms requiring definitions are correctly and thoroughly defined.
4-5
Application and Analysis of Economic Concepts and Theories
5 PTS MAX
The application or analysis of relevant concepts and theories has been attempted, but the linkages to the article are inappropriate or superficial
0-2
Relevant concepts and theories have been identified and suitably applied in the blog post.
3
Relevant concepts and theories have been identified and well applied in the blog post.
4-5
Evaluation
4 PTS MAX
The author attempts to evaluate the economic theories and concepts applied, but the evaluation is limited
0-1
The author demonstrates evaluation of the economic theories and concepts applied with reference to the article/post
2
The author demonstrates higher level evaluation of the economic theories and concepts applied with reference to the article/post
3-4
WIKI POSTS RUBRIC: