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Wikis Nov 2

  1. 1. Monday November 2 3:00 PM Saskatchewan 4:00 PM Central 5:00 PM Eastern Web 2.0 Tools: Wikis
  2. 2. Wikis What is a Wiki ? Why use a Wiki in the Classroom ?
  3. 3. Wikis You probably have heard of the term wiki... ...but do you know what a wiki is ??
  4. 4. Wikis Here is probably the most well-known wiki.
  5. 5. Wikis http://www.wikipedia.org
  6. 6. Wikis
  7. 7. Wikis In Hawaiian, wiki wiki means “quick”.
  8. 8. Wikis A wiki is a webpage (or a collection of webpages) that can be edited collaboratively by anyone with access. Wikis are primarily used by groups to quickly edit shared text, including links, images and other data.
  9. 9. Wikis The key point is that anyone can edit a wiki - depending on the structure of it. The structure means whether it is open to the public – totally – or, if you have to register/signup before you can edit.
  10. 10. Wikis Try this free editing wiki page: http://educationsandbox.wetpaint.com
  11. 11. Wikis
  12. 12. Wikis http://williamtracey.wikispaces.com
  13. 13. Wikis Why use them in the classroom ? Wikis allow students to collaboratively construct websites as part of class content. Text, images, links and multimedia can all be incorporated into the wiki.
  14. 14. Wikis Why use them in the classroom ? Students can work together on a website for your class from separate locations, 24 hours/day.
  15. 15. Wikis Why use them in the classroom ? With wikis, making edits is relatively easy. Authors utilize a text editor similar to most word processors. A 'history' function keeps track of all edits.
  16. 16. Wikis Examples of use in the Classroom http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/page/Wikis+in+the+Classroom http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis
  17. 17. Wikis Wikispaces – special ad free for teachers http://www.wikispaces.com http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers
  18. 18. Wikis WetPaint – not ad free http://www.wetpaint.com/ http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/
  19. 19. Wikis Google Sites http://sites.google.com/
  20. 20. Wikis PB Wiki http://pbworks.com/academic.wiki
  21. 21. Wikis <ul><li>Resources – Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis in Class part 1 (1:21 min) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8eJc2cH13M </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis in Class part 2 (4:06 min) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYRpVSNzWaE&NR=1 </li></ul></ul>

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