In the classroom, Pbworks is a free tool that empowers every student to participate in group projects.<br />
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?<br />
Three great ways to communicate <br />with students<br />PBworks<br />Forum<br />Blog<br />CreatePublishCommentConversePost IdeasRespondShareEditCollaborateEngage<br />Converse<br />Post ideas<br />Respond<br />WritePublish Comment<br />
“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.”<br />Justin Wylie <br />Rockford High School<br />
Mary wants to be sure her students are <br />protected from the wider internet.<br />How can she make certain her online site is off limits to child predators? <br />How can she be sure that her students won’t be drawn onto the web?<br />
YOU control who sees your workspace<br />You invite your students<br />Each student has a unique login and password<br />
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Jamie wants to make certain her students act appropriately on line.<br />Will her students write offensive comments?<br />How can she monitor her students activity?<br />
You have a history of every edit You are notified of every change<br />
Who did the work?<br />Edits are time stamped. You know who made changes and when they were made.<br />
PBworks is Free and Easy to set up<br />No IT department is needed!<br />
Pbworks v BBV<br />Complete autonomy and control<br />Students can access the work space using any email address and from any location<br />Easy to set up and administrate – no HTML!<br />Lots of free tools to make the work space attractive and lively<br />Students can upload materials and create their own pages<br />Email notifications so that teachers know when the space has been used by students<br />It can become a completely shared work space for students and teachers<br />
It’s not perfect . . .<br />Looks difficult on first sight<br />Too many template pages<br />Images difficult to manage<br />Internet connection can be slow<br />Sometimes things don’t work – but what’s new?<br />Payment needed for better features<br />
Would you like to know more?<br />You can find training videos, templates and a community of fellow teacher users.<br />http://educators.pbworks.com<br />
There’s more . . .<br /><ul><li>Each summer 1,500 educators have the chance to become PBWorks Certified educators on a free summer camp.
PBWorks has a mobile phone version, with limited functions.</li></li></ul><li>PBworks is free, fast and easy to use.Thank you for participatingDiane EvansIT FacultyAl Ain Women’s College<br />
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