Wiki In Action

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  • 1. WIKI IN ACTION: Beyond Classroom Limits Beyza YILMAZ Bahçeşehir University İstanbul,2009 [email_address]
  • 2. OUTLINE
    • Description of Wikis
    • Types of Wikis
    • Wiki Project ideas
    • Wiki Examples
  • 3. Who are you? I maintain my own personal or class wiki. I have posted content on a wiki. I allow my students to use wikis for research. I have accessed a wiki before (including wikipedia). I have never heard of a wiki before.
  • 4.
    • “ 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
  • 5. What is a wiki anyway?
    • a webpage consisting of three different parts and that can be edited by different users
    • The name was based on
    • the Hawaiian term wiki wiki ,
    • meaning "quick" or "super-fast".
    • goal: to make exchanges of ideas easier
  • 6. Wikipedia as the largest wiki
    • The world’s largest encyclopedia
    • Thousands of entries in 200+ languages
  • 7. Types of Wikis WIKIS PBWIKI http://pbwiki.com WIKISPACES http://wikispaces.com WETPAINT http://wetpaint.com WIKIEDUCATOR http://www.wikieducator.org
  • 8. Let’s watch a video!
  • 9. What can we add to a wiki page?
    • unlimited pages & unlimited revisions
    • calendar & clock
    • Google gadgets and widgets
    • videos
    • slideshows
    • chatroom
    • yackpack/voice chat
    • files
    • tables
  • 10. Why can it be a good idea to use wikis?
    • asynchronous
    • quick
    • skills required (basic)
    • collaboration
    • dynamic
    • editable
    • free
    • possibility to create authentic tasks
    • possibility for the students to interact using the target language
  • 11. What can we do?
    • allow visitors to add, remove, edit and change content
    • link pages
    • follow the changes with RSS Feeds
    • publish our students’ projects – motivation
    • assign homework
    • enable the students to work together
  • 12. POSSIBLE USES OF WIKIS
        • 1)PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT& DIGITAL IDENTITY
      • BAW 2008 wiki
        • http://baw-08.pbwiki.com/
        • Beyza’s wiki
        • http://beyzayilmaz.pbwiki.com
        • TEFLpedia
        • http://teflpedia.com
        • 2)CLASS COLLABORATION
        • http://bahcesehira1y.pbwiki.com
        • 3)CLASS WEBSITE
        • syllabus,exercises,files,resources
        • 4)PROGRAM PLANNING & SELF STUDY
        • 6)ELECTRONIC STORAGE SPACE (Videos, slideshows webpages, lesson plans)
  • 13. Some Wikis
    • Beyza’s class wiki
    • http://bahcesehira1y.pbwiki.com
    • Website of the Week
    • http ://websiteoftheweek.pbwiki.com/
    • CAE Wiki
    • http://caewords.wikispaces.com/
    • Electronic Village Online Wiki
    • http://evo08sessionscfp.pbwiki.com/
    • Other Class Wikis
    • http://002rwg.wikispaces.com/
    • http:// 0040101fall2008.wikispaces.com/
  • 14. Wiki Project Ideas
    • classroom weekly newsletter
    • study guide
    • booktalks or book/movie reviews
    • creating timelines and assigning biography tasks
    • collaborative classroom story
    • error correction
    • other?
  • 15.  
  • 16. Any questions?
  • 17. Thank you.  Beyza Yılmaz Bahcesehir University instructor of English İstanbul,2009 [email_address] [email_address] http://wikiteachinglearningtips.pbwiki.com