Using Internet to Learn


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This is the WIKi of the MacNed project. Students take part in a collaborative and experimental project in which students from the Netherlands and Macedonia research Media use in international teams. We meet, research and share. We build this WIKI together.
We combine different subjects: English, Social studies, ICT skills. And we are interested in the use of different, up-to-date ICT tools in a learning environment.
The students started the project on January 31, 2008

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  • Overview: This is a presentation about using wikis in education. This presentation covers what Wikispaces is, why it’s beneficial for teachers, how to begin using it, how to manage Wikispaces to suit the specific needs of teachers and their classrooms, and the features wikispaces have that you might find useful. Key points for this slide: Wikispaces is a tool that can help teachers teach, organize their classrooms, and in general foster classroom participation. Remember to introduce and explain when and why I started using Wikispaces, how it has changed my teaching experience, and why I think teachers can benefit from it like I have. My experiences will be the best example for the audience.
  • Using Internet to Learn

    1. 1. Collaborative Learning Project Using the Internet to Learn Anica Petkoska EFL teacher SEOU Gostivar, Macedonia MaRA Reading Association and Jeroen Clemens Language teacher Helen Parkhurst in Almere, Netherlands RAIN Reading Association IDEC & Baltic Sea Conference Riga, Latvia 31/08/2008
    2. 2. What is a Wiki? A guide to wikispaces <ul><li>A webpage with an Edit button </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect for collaborative learning </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why Wikispaces? <ul><li>The world’s easiest to use wiki </li></ul><ul><li>No experience necessary. Up and running in minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly new and improved features. </li></ul>A guide to wikispaces
    4. 4. What Our Students Are Saying “… I have discovered what a 'wiki' is and how to use the 'wiki'. … I am a part of the media! …if I am a part of the media, I can also have an influence .” “… I learned how to use wikispaces … my English improved .” -Eleonora Levkoska - Amber Soetoredjo A guide to wikispaces
    5. 5. What Teachers Are Saying &quot;The teachers I work with have taken this technology up with huge enthusiasm. They can't believe how easy it is and it changes the way they are communicating with staff and parents as well as kids.&quot; - Heather Bell &quot;I have been using your service with my students and staff for over a year and am thoroughly impressed.&quot; - Jennifer Dorman &quot;Wikispaces is the best collaborative environment I have found… - Rodrigo Zuñiga A guide to wikispaces
    6. 6. Why Bring It To The Classroom? <ul><li>Great motivator for students </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for creativity and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages participation of students </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes communication between students, teachers, and parents </li></ul><ul><li>A new, interesting way to learn </li></ul>A guide to wikispaces
    7. 7. How to Use it in a Classroom? <ul><li>Simple websites </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-reviewed projects </li></ul><ul><li>Group projects </li></ul><ul><li>Manage school and classroom documents </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom discussion and debate </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Post classroom assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with an international classroom </li></ul>A guide to wikispaces
    8. 8. Getting Started… A guide to wikispaces
    9. 9. Wiki Terms <ul><li>User Account: Your identity on Wikispaces, consisting of username, password, and e-mail address </li></ul><ul><li>Space: A wiki on which you can collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Page: Each space can consist of multiple pages </li></ul>A guide to wikispaces
    10. 10. Wiki Terms Continued <ul><li>Wikispaces has different permissions settings </li></ul><ul><li>Public : Anyone can view or edit the Wikispace </li></ul><ul><li>Protected: Anyone can view the space but only members can edit </li></ul><ul><li>Private: Only members can view or edit the space </li></ul>A guide to wikispaces
    11. 11. Editing Your Wiki <ul><li>Click the Edit This Page button at the top of your wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>Write the text you would like on your page. </li></ul><ul><li>You can format it with bold, underline, italics, headings, and more. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you are done editing, click Save . </li></ul>A guide to wikispaces
    12. 12. Adding Links on Your Wiki <ul><li>Click Edit This Page . </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the text you would like to link and click on the earth icon in the toolbar. </li></ul><ul><li>Another window will appear allowing you to create a link to another page in your space or another website. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Ok . </li></ul>A guide to wikispaces
    13. 13. Adding Images to Your Wiki <ul><li>Click Edit This Page . </li></ul><ul><li>Click the icon that looks like a tree. </li></ul><ul><li>Browse your computer for the image you would like and click Open . </li></ul><ul><li>Upload the chosen picture or file. </li></ul><ul><li>Place your cursor where you would like the image on the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Double click the image or file to place it on the page. </li></ul>A guide to wikispaces
    14. 14. Adding Media to Your Wiki <ul><li>Click Edit This Page . </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the icon of the TV in the toolbar. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the type of object you’d like to embed. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions for embedding each object. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Save . </li></ul>A guide to wikispaces
    15. 15. Time for an Activity A guide to wikispaces
    16. 16. Activity <ul><li>Let’s teach each other about the countries </li></ul><ul><li>Take the next 10 minutes to edit your wiki’s text, add links, and add an image or a video clip. </li></ul>A guide to wikispaces
    17. 17. Additional Resources for Teachers <ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>A guide to wikispaces
    18. 18. Questions? <ul><li>Visit us: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Email us: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>A guide to wikispaces
    19. 19. Thank You A guide to wikispaces Thanks for listening. We hope to hear from you soon. Until then. - The MacNed Wikispaces Team: Anica, Jeroen, Douwe, Margot and the MacNed Students