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My name is Laurie Roberts. I am from Douglas but married and moved to the big town of Naylor, GA. My husband owns his own business and has to travel a lot. We have a daughter, Addy, who just turned 1. I am currently a stay at home mom, which is the best job ever. I am completing my master’s degree in Instructional Technology and this is part of my requirements.
Have you ever heard of a wiki or ever created one?
Group Projects without having to set aside time to meet.
Portfolios to showcase students work
Peer Review/ editing
Book studies/ author studies/ literature circles
Storing websites for projects or class topics
Summarizing chapters or books
Reflections on assignments or articles
Hall of Fame
Use it to solve problems
How can a wiki be used by teachers for collaboration?
Useful/ Helpful websites
Keep notes on students
Provide teacher commentary to students
Think of one way you could incorporate a wiki into your classroom……
Wikis in Plain English
Here are some examples of how wikis can be used in different subjects!!!
This wiki was created using MediaWiki. It was a group of students that worked in small groups and completed several tasks in order to teach two chapters of the book Animal Farm to their peers.
( http:// wiki.micds.org/wiki/Animal_Farm )
This wiki was also created using MediaWiki. This was also a small group of students that worked together to write a single scene play that included cast descriptions, stage directions, and dialog.
( http://tinyurl.com/wikiplay )
This one used PBworks. This one was created by 9 th grade students working in groups. After reading Lord of the Flies, they were to pretend they were stranded on an island and survival was the goal.
( http:// lordofsurvival.pbworks.com / )
This wiki uses pbworks and uses the wiki as a journal for each student.
( http:// mrpollitt.pbworks.com / )
This wiki uses wikispaces. This wiki is run by students and they have lots on this wiki all about writing. They even have visitors from all over the world!
( http://super12scribes.wikispaces.com/ )
This wiki used MediaWiki. This wiki was one where students worked alone or in groups and they were to choose one of three questions to research and use the wiki to organize their findings. Then they had to create an image-based presentation.