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  • 1. Using a wiki to create an online interactive work space for education
  • 2. The Problem
    Two courses, two sections
    Key-boreding
  • 3. PBworks is an easy-to-use free web page that multiple people can edit, it’s based on wiki technology.
  • 4. Wiki means Quick in Hawaiian
  • 5. In the classroom, Pbworks is a free tool that empowers every student to participate in group projects.
  • 6. James has assigned a team research project.What can he do to encourage the students to work together, share resources and create high quality work?
  • 7. Three great ways to communicate
    with students
    PBworks
    Forum
    Blog
    CreatePublishCommentConversePost IdeasRespondShareEditCollaborateEngage
    Converse
    Post ideas
    Respond
    WritePublish Comment
  • 8. “It's so easy to create a site to help guide students along with projects. I have found that it's a good way to make handouts available to students - I just point them at the web address. I post links to my PBworks Rockford's site so that parents can access project guidelines as well.”
    Justin Wylie
    Rockford High School
  • 9. Mary wants to be sure her students are
    protected from the wider internet.
    How can she make certain her online site is off limits to child predators?
    How can she be sure that her students won’t be drawn onto the web?
  • 10. YOU control who sees your workspace
    You invite your students
    Each student has a unique login and password
  • 11. PBworks for Educator are free and never displayadvertisements
    NO ADS
  • 12. Jamie wants to make certain her students act appropriately on line.
    Will her students write offensive comments?
    How can she monitor her students activity?
  • 13. You have a history of every edit You are notified of every change
  • 14. Who did the work?
    Edits are time stamped. You know who made changes and when they were made.
  • 15. PBworks is Free and Easy to set up
    No IT department is needed!
  • 16. Simply create a password and begin
  • 17. Set it up and it works
    just like typing in Microsoft Word
  • 18. Just like creating a Word document
    Just click and begin
    Easily insert Images and Video
  • 19. Post a picture or a video
  • 20. Teachers can make coursework and homework information easily available to both students and parents.
    With easy to use plugins you can create a calendar.
  • 21. Quickly create new pages
    Templates designed with teachers in mind
  • 22. Here’s one I made earlier . . .
  • 23. Pbworks v BBV
    Complete autonomy and control
    Students can access the work space using any email address and from any location
    Easy to set up and administrate – no HTML!
    Lots of free tools to make the work space attractive and lively
    Students can upload materials and create their own pages
    Email notifications so that teachers know when the space has been used by students
    It can become a completely shared work space for students and teachers
  • 24. It’s not perfect . . .
    Looks difficult on first sight
    Too many template pages
    Images difficult to manage
    Internet connection can be slow
    Sometimes things don’t work – but what’s new?
    Payment needed for better features
  • 25. Would you like to know more?
    You can find training videos, templates and a community of fellow teacher users.
    http://educators.pbworks.com
  • 26. There’s more . . .
    • Each summer 1,500 educators have the chance to become PBWorks Certified educators on a free summer camp. 
    • 27. PBWorks has a mobile phone version, with limited functions.
  • PBworks is free, fast and easy to use.Thank you for participatingDiane EvansIT FacultyAl Ain Women’s College