Engaging And Motivating Writers with Wiki ePortfolios


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using wikis in ESL classes
Cassie Piotrowski
Ann Campsey

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Engaging And Motivating Writers with Wiki ePortfolios

  1. 1. with Wiki ePortfolios Cassie Piotrowski, SJSU/ SAL Ann Campsey, SJSU/ SAL
  2. 2. Web 2.0 second generation of web development that facilitates communication, secure information sharing, interoperability, and collaboration that has led to web-based communities
  3. 3. edutopia. org <ul><li>Edutopia : </li></ul><ul><li>What Works in Public Education </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of articles, videos, slide shows, expert interviews, blog entries, and other resources highlight success stories in K-12 education. </li></ul><ul><li>George Lucas Education Foundation (GLEF ) </li></ul>
  4. 4. the journal.com <ul><li>T.H.E. Journal Online: Technology Horizons in Education </li></ul><ul><li>THE Journal provides an integrated channel of print and e-media to efficiently reach K-12 administrators and teachers. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Edu Hound.com <ul><li>EduHound .com Everything for Education K-12! </li></ul><ul><li>EduHound .com is a highly specialized educational directory with FREE categorized resources, lesson plans, clipart, and site sets for educators, </li></ul><ul><li>and teachers. </li></ul>
  6. 6. educause .edu <ul><li>What is EDUCAUSE ? </li></ul><ul><li>A nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What today’s learners demand <ul><li>Students certainly don’t have short attention spans for their games, movies, music, or Internet surfing. More and more, they just don’t tolerate the old ways—and they are enraged we are not doing better by them.” </li></ul><ul><li>-- Marc Prensky, EDUCAUSE r e v i e w September/October 2005 (marcprensky.com) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Today’s kids are not ADD, they’re EoE.” </li></ul><ul><li>— Kip Leland, Los Angeles Virtual Academy ( http://www.classroom20.com/profile/Dragonangel ) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Engage me or Enrage me! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Great Paradigm Shift <ul><li>Today’s digitally engaged students are using media and technology for socializing and entertainment – Sooooo….,why not use it for learning? </li></ul>
  9. 9. What to do??? <ul><li>Threaded Discussion: -- an electronic discussion -- such as one via e-mail, e-mail list, bulletin board, newsgroup, or Internet forum -- in which the software aids the user by visually grouping messages. It shows all of the posts in date order, regardless of who may have specifically replied to whom. </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: (contraction of w eblog ) -- a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki: (Hawaiian for fast ) -- a collection of user friendly Web pages designed to enable anyone with access to contribute or modify content. </li></ul><ul><li>Often used to create collaborative/community websites with settings for </li></ul><ul><li>various levels of privacy (private/public access and/or viewing). Ex: Wikipedia </li></ul>
  10. 10. July 2008 www.pbwiki.com
  11. 11. Examples @ pbwiki
  12. 12. Examples @ Teacher Tap
  13. 13. First Wiki -- Spring 2008
  14. 14. Writing Assignment: Hans
  15. 15. Revisions
  16. 16. 3 Week Summer Program
  17. 17. Team Page
  18. 18. PPT + Video – same page! Final Presentation: “ What I Like or Dislike Most About America Culture ”
  19. 19. Wiki FrontPage
  20. 21. Man’s Personal Homepage
  21. 23. Man’s Composition
  22. 24. Student Portfolio
  23. 25. Automatic Revisions Log
  24. 26. Editing Changes
  25. 27. Tran’s Avatar Talking avatar -- text to voice -- using voice to introduce writing
  26. 28. Journal Entry Melanie Melanie
  27. 29. Advanced: Vocabulary Builder
  28. 30. Quiz
  29. 31. Introduction to Critical Reasoning
  30. 32. How connected are you ?
  31. 33. 12 ways to get students involved pbwiki.com/education/resources-introduce <ul><li>Individual pages: Ask each student to create a wiki page, posting information about their interests and what they hope to learn from the class.  Be sure to comment on the pages, and engage them by referencing their personal interests in discussions. Use this as an easy icebreaker. </li></ul><ul><li>Self selection: List your weekly discussion topics on your wiki, have students select topic and to lead the discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>Group brainstorming: Have your students brainstorm possible discussion topics on the wiki and lead one discussion per week.  </li></ul><ul><li>Easy poll/ survey: Embed an online poll to create an easy online poll in your wiki.  Use the poll to make class decisions or share opinions anonymously. </li></ul><ul><li>Community problem solving: Ask your students to answer a homework question on the wiki, providing only part of the solution.  Have each student respond and grade the final answer. </li></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous open-ended discussions: Have a guest speaker in the class, ask your students to prepare a list of questions for the speaker.  Use the gabbly chat plugin to talk with everyone on the wiki page, or embed a meebo chat to communicate one on one with your students.  </li></ul>
  32. 34. <ul><li>Class notes: Each week assign one student to write up the class notes, including important points and class discussion.  Be sure to comment on the notes, and add additional insight from the lesson.  </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki-pairs: Ask your students to partner with another student in class. These partners should comment on each others work, brainstorm new ideas, and generally help each other out.  Private wiki pages make it easy to create private pages that only two students can edit. </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki group work: Create a page that only members of a group can access and monitor their progress on a research task over time. You can give feedback immediately and see who is pulling their weight! </li></ul><ul><li>Publicize good work: Post student work online as an example or archive to show course expectations. You can easily create public wiki pages in a private PBwiki (this is a free feature of 2.0 wikis).  </li></ul><ul><li>Individual observations : Students record specific examples their internship and reflect how these experiences relate to current course material.  This can be private or include wiki-pair or teacher feedback.  </li></ul><ul><li>Web research: Students work on research project, summarizing their finding on a wiki page and list their web sources, articles, etc. on the wiki.  Peers can comment or add to the page </li></ul>
  33. 35. Wiki ePortfolios <ul><li>Showcase student artifacts </li></ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities for reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate student growth and learning </li></ul>
  34. 36. <ul><li>“ The fact is </li></ul><ul><li>that </li></ul><ul><li>even if </li></ul><ul><li>you are </li></ul><ul><li>the most engaging, </li></ul><ul><li>old style teacher </li></ul><ul><li>in the world, </li></ul><ul><li>you are not </li></ul><ul><li>going to capture most </li></ul><ul><li>of our students' attention </li></ul><ul><li>the old way.” </li></ul><ul><li>Marc Prensky </li></ul><ul><li>(marcprensky.com) </li></ul>