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    • Wikis
      Nassau Library System
      Cara Catalano
    • 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
    • Did you know??
    • 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
    • Wiki vs Traditional Website
    • Examples
      http://workbench.wikispaces.com/
      http://wikitravel.org
      http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Main_Page
      http://www.wikinews.org/
      http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
      http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Main_Page
      https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/
    • Wikis
      www.wikispaces.com
      www.wetpaint.com
      www.wikihow.com
    • 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.