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Using wikis in a Junior School

Using wikis in a Junior School



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  • Using wikis in a Junior school. Cape Town, South Africa Carolynn Bruton Springfield Convent Junior School [email_address]
  • What does the word “wiki” mean?
    • It’s the Hawaiian word for “quick” or “fast”
  • Definition from Wikipedia
    • Wikipedia: A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language . Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. The collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia is one of the best-known wikis.
  • Lee Lefeber “Wiki’s in Plain English” from You tube
  • Example – Grade 6 Geography – “Designer Africa” using
  • Using an online bibliography maker – OSLIS
  • In 2007 these Gd 5’s used for a paired project on early man.
  • Wiki project ideas “Me in a shoebox” – past and present
  • Example – Grade 3’s writing project – not e-mail but sharing a wiki. Maryland, USA and Cape Town. Ongoing.
  • Example – Grade 5’s personal diary – a way to plan or to just “vent”
  • Ideas: creating tables in a wiki and making comparisons Image acknowledgments: Data Data Foot sizes Name
  • Ideas: a chain story using a wiki – from Croydon in Victoria Australia Image acknowledgements to Wikimedia commons
  • Idea: student-created pages using wet paint wiki. Adding detail to a project
  • Wiki ideas for the classroom from Canada’s
  • Jennifer Wagner's slide share on use of wikis in the classroom - for those who need more information
  • From Jennifer Wagner’s slide share
  • Jennifer Wagner’s “Salute to Suess” – award-winning online project
  • More wiki resources:
    • For teachers new to wikis:
    • Wiki books that anyone can edit:
    • Geometry for the elementary school:
  • Talking of books – try and build a virtual bookshelf with the aid of your students.
  • Creating a wiki - YouTube
    • PB wiki:
    • Wiki in the classroom:
  • Contact details:
    • Carolynn Bruton
    • Springfield Convent Junior School
    • [email_address]
    • Delicious and twitter user name carbru
    • Skype: carjbru
    • This presentation:
    • (or search for carbru and wikis in a junior school)