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Presentation by Dan McDowell at the San Diego Computer-Using Educator Technology Fair, November 3, 2007.

Presentation by Dan McDowell at the San Diego Computer-Using Educator Technology Fair, November 3, 2007.

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  • Dan McDowell West Hills High School wikiadventures.wikispaces.com ahistoryteacher.com CHOOSE YOUR OWN WIKI ADVENTURE Using wikis with K-12 students (Version 2.0)
  • WHAT IS A WIKI?
    • Easily edited web site
    • Edited by anyone - or at least by members
    • Ability to trace history of edits
    • Part of Web 2.0
    • Wikipedia
  • WHY USE WIKIS WITH STUDENTS?
    • Let students edit pages online?
    • They already do it - blogs, MySpace, Facebook, etc.
    • It is natural to them, they are digital natives
    • They need to do it formally - social interactions are much different!
  • WHAT THEY SAID
    • Do you feel that using the Internet for this project is "natural" because of the other technologies or web sites you already use socially?
  • WHAT THEY SAID
    • “ Yes, I honestly believe that because so many of us are already on the computer a lot anyway, it helps. All I had to do is just take a break from talking to people and write up the pages and link them. I didn't have to go get my backpack or anything.”
  • WHAT THEY SAID
    • “… this is obviously more formal than just typing up a myspace blog or something. maINly beCAUse MY TYPING DoesN"T look likE 6thiS.”
  • WIKI TOOLS
    • Tools not defining - projects can be done on any of these!
    • Free/Hosted Solutions - Wikispaces, PBWiki
    • Self Installed - MediaWiki, TikiWiki
    • Moodle!
  • LOGISTICS
    • Open vs. closed systems
    • Need to regulate, keep students in check
    • Individual or group login
    • Vandalism, spam, etc.
    • District network policies
  • LOGISTICS
  • WIKI EDITING 101
    • A two-page job aid and 10 minutes of instruction. That’s it.
  • WIKI EDITING 101
    • Naming convention
  • DESIGN PATTERNS
    • Bernie Dodge, SDSU Professor
    • Similar to WebQuest Design Patterns
    • Wiki Design Patterns Matrix
  • PUBLICATION TOOL
    • Students can easily publish their work
    • Create collections of student work
    • Online/electronic/digital portfolios
  • WORLD WAR I POETRY
  • AP WORLD HISTORY REVIEW
    • Micropedia Design Pattern
    • Created list of essential review questions
    • Assigned topics across all four classes
    • Groups researched single question, posted response
    • Groups validated at least two other articles
    • AP World History Review Wiki Project
  • HOLOCAUST WIKI PROJECT TikiWiki MediaWiki
  • HOLOCAUST WIKI PROJECT
    • Essentially a WebQuest
    • TreeSim / Ant Farm Wiki Design Pattern
    • Content depth vs. standards
    • Sensitive topic
    • Skill focus => Decision Making
    • Complex requirements
  • HOLOCAUST PROJECT PROCESS
    • Develop a family from assigned region
    • Research country, stages of the Holocaust
  • HOLOCAUST PROJECT PROCESS
    • 3. Create Progression of Events Chart - Map of Branching Simulation
  • HOLOCAUST PROJECT PROCESS
  • HOLOCAUST PROJECT PROCESS
  • HOLOCAUST PROJECT PROCESS
    • 4. Write the narrative
  • HOLOCAUST PROJECT PROCESS
    • 5. Place in wiki, edit, add images
  • EXAMPLE PROJECTS
    • 2005 - Example
    • 2006 - Example
  • REFLECTIONS
    • Project Complexity / Time
    • Historical Accuracy
    • Decisions vs. Results
    • Using the Wiki
  • Wiki Adventures Web Site
    • Developed to help teachers
    • Guides to help you integrate wikis into your own classroom
    • Want to collaborate? Just request to join the space!
  • CHOOSE YOUR OWN WIKI ADVENTURE
    • Dan McDowell, West Hills High School
    • Thank you for your time.
    • Presentation, links, and handouts at:
    • wikiadventures.wikispaces.com
    • Thanks to my students for their hard work and willingness to try new things (not that they had a choice)