A guide to using Wikis in MFL Collaboration, Creativity, Motivation Alex Blagona Language College Coordinator Northgate High School, Ipswich 13 th February 2011 northgatemfl.wikispaces.com alexblagona.blogspot.com [email_address]
Wikis allow a variety of authorship/ownership combinations.
Wikis break down the dynamics of traditional writing assignments.
Gives learners ownership of resources and contributions.
Wikis can expand both the audience and the participants in writing projects.
Plagiarism can be an issue, but shouldn’t be!
Using a wiki to get your students working together In MFL we can use ‘wikis’ to get students to create, share, correct and discuss their work with each other in a secure and personalised environment. We can bring together learners, and create a place for learning irrespective of geographical location. Inter-school projects easily produced on wikis.
OUR VERY FIRST PAGE! Welcome to the Y12 French 'wiki'. A wiki is a web page that anyone can edit or change. What is the point of having one? Well, not only is learning French about what you can pick up in lessons, it's also about being able to learn from each other. That does not mean copying, but it means working together and helping each other, and sharing ideas, so that we ALL can learn from each other. For the next week or two these pages will be open so that anyone can use them, but when you get the hang of it, I'll secure them so that they are yours and can't be messed up. In the next few weeks we'll be using the wiki to do a few things as a group. It might be preparing a debate, analysing a text - why spend all night looking up every word when if we divide it up into sections it can be done a lot quicker!