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  • Wikis: Fostering teacher collaboration Developed by: Aileen Socarras Machado, M.S. with material from PBworks
  • Make a free wiki as easily as a peanut butter sandwich. PB WorKs
  • A wiki is an easy-to-use free web page that multiple people can edit.
  • Wiki means Quick in Hawaiian
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • YOU control who sees your wiki
    • You invite your colleagues
    • E ach colleague has a unique login and password
  • Educator wikis are free and never display advertisements NO ADS
  • James wants to make certain his team acts appropriately on line. How can he monitor the team’s activity?
  • You have a history of every edit You are notified of every change
  • No more “dog ate my homework”
    • Edits are time stamped. You know who made changes and when they were made.
  • Wikis are Free and Easy to set up No IT department is needed!
      • Simply create
      • a password
      • and begin
      • Set it up and it works
      • just like typing in Microsoft Word
  • Just like creating a Word document Easily insert Images and Video Just click and begin
  • Post a picture or a video
  • Teachers can make coursework and homework information easily available to both students and parents. With easy to use plugins you can create a calendar.
  • Quickly create new pages Templates designed with teachers in mind
  • 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
  • Join the more than 200,000 teachers who have used PBworks for their classrooms, from elementary schools to Stanford and Harvard.
  • Educator wikis are free, fast and ready to use. Create one now at www.pbworks.com PB WORKS