Before we plan anything for our students we need to take the digital tools for a spin.

  1. Visit the Wikipedia page for Hans Anderson's Little Mermaid
  2. Click on the "Create account” link at the top right-hand side of the page
  3. Click on the "Sandbox" link at the top right-hand side of the page. You can practice building wiki pages in your personal sandbox
  4. Using Wikipedia's tutorial and Wikicode cribsheet as guides, build a page about the plain text that you brought. Include a summary of story, information about the author, and information about the book's reception, adaptations, or publisher
  5. Add citations using Wikipedia's Reflist system
  6. Add an image and an infobox

The Assignment

Learning Outcomes

What will students who have learned successfully from this assignment understand or be able to do?

Plan the Assignment

What are the steps in this assignment? How will the students experiment, build, and then communicate their work? How does this assignment fit in with the rest of the course?


Design a rubric that clearly articulates fair, good, and excellent process, product, and argument. Link the evaluation to the learning outcomes.

Tutorials and Guidelines

Cultural Context