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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”
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Bethany_Hamilton_20070311.jpg
  • 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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
  • Example – Grade 6 Geography – “Designer Africa” using wikispaces.com http://designerafrica.wikispaces.com
  • Using an online bibliography maker – OSLIS http://secondary.oslis.org/resources/cm
  • In 2007 these Gd 5’s used www.pbwiki.com for a paired project on early man. http://springfieldearlyman.pbwiki.com/Welcome%20to%20Springfield%27s%20PB%20Wiki%20on%20Early%20Man?doneLogin=fc8b2f6332d4c4a31dd2dc7fd9cce01f2e7d233c http://springfieldearlyman.pbwiki.com/FloBia
  • Wiki project ideas “Me in a shoebox” – past and present http://www.globalclassroom.org/shoebox.html
  • Example – Grade 3’s writing project – not e-mail but sharing a wiki. Maryland, USA and Cape Town. Ongoing. http://willardswriters.wicomico.wikispaces.net/South+Africa-Willards+Writing+Project
  • Example – Grade 5’s personal diary – a way to plan or to just “vent” http://convent.wikispaces.com/
  • Ideas: creating tables in a wiki and making comparisons Image acknowledgments: http://www.graphics.iparenting.com/clipart/kidsday/kda009.jpg Data Data Foot sizes Name
  • Ideas: a chain story using a wiki – from Croydon in Victoria Australia http://yrps5m.wikispaces.com/Adventure+in+the+Trench Image acknowledgements to Wikimedia commons
  • Idea: student-created pages using wet paint wiki. Adding detail to a project http://aquasquad.wetpaint.com/
  • Wiki ideas for the classroom from Canada’s Teachersfirst.com http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/wikiideas1.cfm
  • Jennifer Wagner's slide share on use of wikis in the classroom - for those who need more information http://www.slideshare.net/coolcatteacher/wikis-in-the-classroom
  • From Jennifer Wagner’s slide share
  • Jennifer Wagner’s “Salute to Suess” – award-winning online project http://salutetoseuss.wikispaces.com
  • More wiki resources:
    • For teachers new to wikis:
    • http://writingwiki.org/default.aspx/WritingWiki/For%20Teachers%20New%20to%20Wikis.html
    • Wiki books that anyone can edit:
    • http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior
    • Geometry for the elementary school:
    • http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Geometry_for_elementary_school
  • Talking of books – try Shelfari.org and build a virtual bookshelf with the aid of your students. http://www.shelfari.com/o1517966342/shelf
  • Creating a wiki - YouTube
    • PB wiki: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A204JcGQiY0&feature=related
    • Wiki in the classroom:
    • http://www.slideshare.net/coolcatteacher/wikis-in-the-classroom
  • Contact details:
    • Carolynn Bruton
    • Springfield Convent Junior School
    • www.springfieldconvent.co.za
    • [email_address]
    • Delicious and twitter user name carbru
    • Skype: carjbru
    • This presentation:
    • http://www.slideshare.net/carbru/wikis-in-a-junior-school-presentation/ (or search for carbru and wikis in a junior school)