MEC1 Wiki Project - Created by Prof. John Plummer

Introduction

This wiki exists for my MEC1 groups starting the second half of the year 2011 at CCAA. Here you can find some help for your MEC1 course or add stuff yourselves for others to use. Also listed here are the dates for exercises to be handed in :-)

What is a wiki?

A wiki (sometimes wiki wiki) is a piece of software that allows multiple authors to edit web page content. Ward Cunningham originally described a wiki as "the simplest online database that could possibly work". Wikipedia is one of the best known wikis.

Why will we try using a Wiki?

We will try to use this wiki to collect information to help other students from my MEC1 groups with their grammar, vocabulary, exercises, etc.
I'll add some stuff here for the lessons from the book and students should feel free to edit the pages and add stuff they think will help other students in their MEC1 groups so that you guys end up helping each other. If you see mistakes in any of the pages please change them but be careful when editing other peoples additions or pages.



Exam Dates

Midterm Exam -
Final Exam -



Quizlet

The Quizlet site contains exercises for learning and remembering vocabulary and definitions. It works in a similar way to flashcards only they are online instead of cardboard sheets. You can follow the link below to find a page with links for the MEC1 lesson flashcard vocabulary exercises
http://mec1.wikispaces.com/quizlet



Wordnik

Wordnik is a site that is more than an online dictionary, it tries to provide as much information about vocabulary as possible. Apart from giving definitions for words, it also tried to provide example sentences, related words, synonyms, antonyms, images, statistics, as well as audio pronunciation, as well as allowing users to provide additional comments. Click the link below to find a page with links for the MEC1 lessons
http://mec1.wikispaces.com/Wordnik


Useful Lesson Links

I added a page with links to websites with information about some of the topics and products from some of the lessons from the MEC1 course.
http://mec1.wikispaces.com/useful+lesson+links



USA Snapshots

Throughout the CCAA course there are always pages containing statistics from USA Snapshots. Below are links to the Snapshots homepage, which contains a different snapshot each day (Monday through Friday), as well as a link to a back archive page.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/snapshot.htm - Offical webpage
http://www.usatoday.com/snapshot/news/snapndex.htm - Snapshots back archive



Extra Activities


Growing Pains

For the 1st lesson of the MEC1 book I decided to give my students an extra writing activity. The link for this activity is below
http://mec1.wikispaces.com/growing+pains

Haiku

We spent some time learning about Haiku and my students tried their hands are writing their own. Click the link below to see some poems my students created
http://mec1.wikispaces.com/haiku



Internet Acronyms

Some of my students asked me about internet acronyms and I added a short list of some of them here on the site at the link below
http://mec1.wikispaces.com/internet+acronyms

Banished Words List

Click on the link below to see the Banished Words List
http://mec1.wikispaces.com/banished

Neologisms

http://mec1.wikispaces.com/neologisms

What is Political Correctness?

http://mec1.wikispaces.com/pcexplained



About editing pages

I added a small section about editing pages here for you guys to read. also you can click on help at the top of the pages and search though there or ask me about any problems either by email, Msn Messenger or in our classes.