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  • 1. Wikis The Basics
  • 2. Wiki
    • n. 1. Short form of the
    • Hawaiian wiki-wiki which
    • means quick or fast
    • 2. a website that allows
    • multiple users to create,
    • modify and organize web
    • page content in a
    • collaborative manner.
    Wiki Wiki bus in Honolulu, HI Photo by zordroyd at http://flickr.com/photos/99198060@N00/369530358
  • 3. “ A Web Page with an Edit Button”
    • A wiki is a website that people can edit, add to and change.
    • Limits can be put in place so that only certain people can view or be allowed to change a wiki.
    • Click for an example from a 9 th grade history class: http://brokenworld.wikispaces.com/A+Broken+World
    • Click for an example from a 5 th grade history class:
    • http://msharboursclass.wikispaces.com/
    • Click for an example from a 5 th grade class reading Turn Homeward, Hannalee :
    • http:// wiki.woodward.edu/hannalee/doku.php
  • 4. Wikis in Plain English
    • http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =-dnL00TdmLY
  • 5. Educational Uses of Wikis
    • Collaborative Textbook
    • Presentation
    • Resource Share
    • Share Student Work
    • Book/Movie Reviews
    • Class Dictionary or Encyclopedia
    • Study Guide/Class Notes
    • Student Portfolios
    • Timeline
    • Question of the Week
    • Online Journaling
    • Poetry or Literature Anthology
    • Literature Circles
    • Progressive Story
    • Class Newspaper
    • Debate Course Topics and Readings
    • Project Planning and Creation
    • Support Service Learning Projects
    • Virtual Field Trips
    • Brainstorming
  • 6. Why Wiki?
    • Easily accessible technology; free and simple to use.
    • Grounded in content and skills.
    • Interactive and student-centered.
  • 7. Other Benefits and Possibilities
    • Democratic process of knowledge creation.
    • See evidence of thought process and development.
    • Ownership and pride of public authorship.
    • Could incorporate student, faculty, community, and parent input.
  • 8. Possible Concerns
    • Monitoring wiki contributions.
    • Determining who can access and contribute to the site.
    • Deciding whether your site is public or private.
    • Group authorship and public writing.
    • No spell check / some editing issues.
  • 9.
    • Go back to
    • www.workingwithwikis.wikispaces.com
    • to get started