Welcome to the St. Kevin's High Wiki on Careers in Oil & Gas

This project is a partnership between the Career Development students & staff at St. Kevin's High, Goulds, NL and the Newfoundland & Labrador Oil and Gas Week Steering Committee. Our mission is to construct a wiki related to Careers in Oil & Gas in Newfoundland and Labrador. Students will work in teams to accomplish this goal. Each team will select and research a specific topic related to the oil and gas industry, analyze the information through the lens of career development, and finally construct their webpage. The final product will be a compilation of many webpages -- our wiki!

What is a "Wiki"?

  • A wiki is a website created for the purpose of sharing information quickly and efficiently. The word "wiki" is from the Hawaiian for fast.
  • Any visitor to a wiki website can become a participant. If you are a member, you can create or edit the content without any special technical skills.
  • A wiki is continuously under revision. Its purpose is to share the creative process and is the product of many.
  • Wikipedia is the most well known example, with no specific "authors" but millions of "contributors".
  • The wikipedia article on wikis may be helpful http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki
  • This video (dated 2007) explains some background to wikis.

How do I make a Wiki Webpage?

Check the video tutorials at http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour for info and demos. Open your page, Edit Button, use the Tools to make changes, then Save Button. Remember, you are learning by doing -- experiment, think, think.... you should get the picture.

All webpages together form the St.Kevin's High Wiki on Careers in Oil & Gas -- 50 topics, 50 webpages, one huge website created by YOU.

Assignment Description for Students and Grading Sheet

The Assignment Description page provides a list of topic options, expectations for each webpage, examples of other wiki webpages, and web resources related to the oil & gas industry. This is your beginning point!

Use this sheet as a step by step checklist. It's also the grading sheet that your teacher will use to evaluate your efforts.

Examples of Wikis created by teachers or students from around the globe

http://skh-tech2104.wikispaces.com/ Created by Communications Technology 2104 students from St. Kevin's High during 2010. Great work!!!

http://greetingsfromtheworld.wikispaces.com/ Created by a teacher from Zagreb, Croatia. Awarded "Best Educational Wiki in 2010". In addition to the global perspective, the use of Glogster posters is very impressive.

http://arrrpirates.wikispaces.com/ Created by elementary level students on the topic of Pirates. The "look & feel" of this page is clean and consistent.

http://whites-geometry-wiki.wikispaces.com/ Created by a high school Math teacher and students on the topic of Geometry.

Oil & Gas Resources on the Web

Careers in Newfoundland's Oil & Gas Industry an excellent source of info specific to our province. Contains info on specific occupations, training programs, and safety issues.

Careers in Canada's Oil & Gas Industry another excellent source of info with a Canadian point of view.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers web on Offshore Oil Drilling. Info related to drill rigs, worker health and safety, spill response, and environmental protection.

Inspiring Thoughts...

"Imagine a world in which every single person is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.
That's what we're doing." The Wikimedia Foundation

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." Alvin Toffler, American futurist

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