Cara Catalano Library Media Specialist, Turtle Hook Middle School Public Librarian, Bethpage Public Library Bachelor’s Degree in History from Molloy College Master’s Degree in Library Science from CW Post Working on Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from NYIT http://thmstechnologyspace.wikispaces.com/Wiki+101
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What is Web 2.0? Read Write Web Definition as stated by Tim O’Reilly: “Web 1.0 was about connecting computers and making technology more efficient for computers. Web 2.0 is about connecting people and making technology more efficient for people.” Web 2.0 tools encourage a free exchange of information and ideas
Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 Web 2.0 Web 1.0 Web-based Application-based Collaborative Isolated Online Offline Free Licensed or purchased Multiple Collaborators Single Creator Open Source Proprietary code Shared Content Copyrighted Content
Characteristics of Web 2.0 Web-based applications can be accessed from anywhere Data can be shared readily Students and educators can access and use tools on their own Social tools encourage people to create, collaborate, edit, categorize, exchange, and promote information Using Web 2.0 tools in the K-12 Classroom by Beverley E. Crane
Wikis “Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing.” (Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia) Wiki is the Hawaiian word for Quick
Wikis in Plain English
Wiki’s Are free, easy to use, collaborative websites and can be accessed anywhere that has an internet connection. A wiki allows users to add content with out knowing HTML code A wiki can be used for communication, to create a collaborative environment- Collaboration is the exchange of information within a group
Wikipedia As of December 2005 there were 865,000 entries With Wikipedia, users can: add, fix, erase, create new entries Checked by editors for mistakes Example University at Buffalo Professor created errors on 13 different posts and they were all corrected within a few hours. (Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasts by Will Richardson)
How can a wiki be used? Alternative to a traditional pathfinder Staff page Online publication/newsletter Digital portfolio Store files and ideas Teamwork and collaborative papers Group website Book Reviews Library comments
Benefits of using a wiki Promotes collaboration and communication Provides opportunities to read and write Motivates participates to create
Wikispaces 1. Open up www.wikispaces.com 2. Create a username and password and log in. 3. On the left side of the screen find the word Actions. Click on the link entitled Make a New Space. 4. Give your space a name which will be the URL to your new site. 5. Determine who can view and collaborate. 6. Click create. You can now edit.