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  • 1. Wikis: Fostering teacher collaboration Developed by: Aileen Socarras Machado, M.S. with material from PBworks
  • 2. Make a free wiki as easily as a peanut butter sandwich. PB WorKs
  • 3. A wiki is an easy-to-use free web page that multiple people can edit.
  • 4. Wiki means Quick in Hawaiian
  • 5. In classrooms, a wiki is a free tool that empowers every teacher to collaborate and every student to participate in group projects. It is a forum for discussing, brainstorming, and organizing ideas and projects.
  • 6. Converse Post ideas Respond Forum Write Publish Comment Create Publish Comment Converse Post Ideas Respond Share Edit Collaborate Engage Blog Wiki Three great ways to communicate
  • 7. James has been asked to set-up a committee to update classroom materials. What can he do to create a team that can effectively organize and communicate in order to complete the task.
  • 8. YOU control who sees your wiki
    • You invite your colleagues
    • E ach colleague has a unique login and password
  • 9. Educator wikis are free and never display advertisements NO ADS
  • 10. James wants to make certain his team acts appropriately on line. How can he monitor the team’s activity?
  • 11. You have a history of every edit You are notified of every change
  • 12. No more “dog ate my homework”
    • Edits are time stamped. You know who made changes and when they were made.
  • 13. Wikis are Free and Easy to set up No IT department is needed!
  • 14.
      • Simply create
      • a password
      • and begin
  • 15.
      • Set it up and it works
      • just like typing in Microsoft Word
  • 16. Just like creating a Word document Easily insert Images and Video Just click and begin
  • 17. Post a picture or a video
  • 18. Teachers can make coursework and homework information easily available to both students and parents. With easy to use plugins you can create a calendar.
  • 19. Quickly create new pages Templates designed with teachers in mind
  • 20.  
  • 21. For more ideas check out the PBworks educator page. You can find tips, suggestions, templates and a community of fellow teacher users. http://educators.pbworks.com
  • 22. Join the more than 200,000 teachers who have used PBworks for their classrooms, from elementary schools to Stanford and Harvard.
  • 23. Educator wikis are free, fast and ready to use. Create one now at www.pbworks.com PB WORKS