Wonderful World of Wiki Teaching
Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher
http://www.flatclassroomproject.org
We’ll use wikispaces
in o...
John Seely Brown,Visiting Scholar, University of
Southern California
“…you can’t just drop new
innovations into a classroo...
 Fosters community (Elbow 373)
 Helps see problems from multiple viewpoints (Howard 10)
 Co-authoring impacts the writi...
WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE WRITING?
WHAT IS “THE CLOUD?”
The process of writing, editing, and producing with a group of people.
WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE WRITING?
WHAT IS “THE CLOUD?”
The process of writing, editing, and producing with a group of people.
The Collaborative Writing Cloud 9
Wikis
Collaborative
Writing Apps
Blogs
Social
Bookmarking
Graphic
Organizers
Collaborati...
•Can each student have a
distinct username?
•Does the website track
profile data on the students?
•Can you set it up witho...
Plan & Set
Up
Research &
Draft
Edit &
Revise
Celebrate
&
Conclude
Purpose, standards, timeframe,
production & distribution...
Community of Practice
• “communities of practice are formed by
people who engage in a process of collective
learning in a ...
Revision
Discussions &
Feedback
Monitoring &
Engagement
Troubleshooting
Citation and
Permission
Edit and Revise
W.x.4 Prod...
Common Core Writing Standards
Summarized
Text types and
purposes
• W.x.1 Write arguments
• W.x.2 Write informative/ explan...
Wiki Google Docs Blogs
Can each student have a distinct
username?
Yes, if set up
properly.
Yes.
Mandatory.
Typically but t...
Wiki Google Docs Blogs
Does the site allow embedding? Yes. Only pictures. Yes, in most cases>
Is simultaneous editing poss...
Wiki Permission Planning Template
Flat Classroom® Project
Task Non Members Members Administrators
Discussions
Editing (the...
The embed
button
You boost pre-writing
capabilities if you select a site that allows
embedding
Plan & Set
Up
Research &
Draft
Edit &
Revise
Celebrate
&
Conclude
Purpose, standards, timeframe,
production & distribution...
Look for scalability
Templates will save you time
Harness the power of peers
Keep what works
Improve what doesn’t.
Remember!
@coolcatteacher
Vicki Davis
Go ahead, Make My Wiki!
1. Survey Audience
2. Features for Managing
Wikis
• Quick Teacher Basi...
Go ahead Make My Wiki!
• Sign up at www.wikispaces.com
• Make a “space”
– You will be working on your own wiki during this...
Dr. Justin Reich @bjfr
• “Only 11% of wikis have any form of student
collaboration and only 2-3% of wikis could be
called ...
Types of writing via Dr. Justin Reich
1. Concatenation
– discrete content
– Students don’t touch each other’s work
2. Copy...
Types of writing via Dr. Justin Reich
4. Commenting
– Conversational move
– Doesn’t contribute to wiki content
5. Discussi...
@coolcatteacher
Vicki Davis
Wikis in the Classroom
II. Pedagogical Uses of
Large-Scale Wikis in the
Classroom with Example...
“We can’t have a world class education without
the world.” @coolcatteacher
Flat Classroom Conference
Bejing, China 2011
Discussion Tab
Why is the discussion tab so important to
have effective collaboration on the wiki?
http://tinyurl.com/iste...
3 R’s of Global Collaboration
•Receive
•Read
•Respond
P 128-130
Communications in the 21st
Century p 64-67
Klossner’s (2010) 90-9-1 principle
Step 4: Contribute &
Collaborate
Klossner’s
doesn’t cut it
in the
classroom!
P 128
READ AND RESPOND
(FIRST 5)
1. Review PLN – Respond to Meaningful discussions, wall
posts, or “cries for help”
• If using i...
READ, RESEARCH &
WRITE (MOST OF TIME)
• Research
• Google News Search http://news.google.com (get RSS)
• Diigo Group (stan...
READ
Read what others have written and see are there any:
•Errors (Fix it.)
•Repetition (consolidate.)
•Missing Links (Add...
READ
What is missing? (Add it)
What is confusing? (Make it simple.)
Is it summarized at the top?
Does the summary at the t...
WRITE: HYPERLINK
In context. CONTEXTUAL
Emphasize IMPORTANT words.
Eliminate DISTRACTING hyperlinks.
Proper Nouns (first t...
WRITE: EDIT
Less is more.
If you see it fix it.
Put things where they belong.
Look at the big picture
RECAP AND WRITE
(LAST 5 MINUTES)
Recap what you did – Wiki discussion tab. Ask questions.
A good recap includes:
•What you...
Flat Classroom® Project
Digiteen™ Project
‘A Week in the Life…’ Project Gr3-5
NetGenEd™ Project
Eracism™ Project
Incubator...
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This will share best practices in using wikis and relate to Common Core standards as teachers learn essential skills. Note that some of this session is an online demo, but bullet points of what is shared is included in the presentation.

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  • One drop is a drop of water. Many drops of water together make rain. Rain makes the grass grow. One person writing is one workbut multiple people make change. Change can improve our world.
  • One drop is a drop of water. Many drops of water together make rain. Rain makes the grass grow. One person writing is one workbut multiple people make change. Change can improve our world.
  • 3 challenges for the future of education
  • 3 challenges for the future of education
  • We can’t have a world class education without the world in our class.
  • I and my fellow collaborators must have the 3 habits essential to global collaboration: receive, read, respond
  • Vicki:
  • Klossner’s theory says that on social networks 90% of the people lurk, 9% contribute intermittently and 1% are heavy contributors. However, when we collaborate, klossners doesn’t cut it in the classroom. It just doesn’t work.
  • Julie: Our aim is to create projects and opportunities across all levels of education. Right now we have FCP and NetGenEd for high school, Digiteen for upper ES, MS and HS, AWL for upper ES, Eracism for MS HS and our new pilot this semester is Building Bridges to Tomorrow for K-2 level – over 40 classrooms from about more than 10 countries
  • 7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom Vicki Davis 5010 Spotlight Connecting your classroom to other classrooms in the world need not be overwhelming. Learn the seven steps to successfully and safely connect your classroom in meaningful ways that will enhance your curriculum and excite your students.Madera Wyndham Hotel
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    1. 1. Wonderful World of Wiki Teaching Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher http://www.flatclassroomproject.org We’ll use wikispaces in our demo
    2. 2. John Seely Brown,Visiting Scholar, University of Southern California “…you can’t just drop new innovations into a classroom and hope that the instructor will invent effective ways to use them.To fully utilize a new teaching technology, you often need to invent new teaching practices as well.” Flat Classroom Conference 2011 Beijing, China “Web 2 Kung Fu” speedsharing invented
    3. 3.  Fosters community (Elbow 373)  Helps see problems from multiple viewpoints (Howard 10)  Co-authoring impacts the writing of individual authors (Aghbar)  Improves Learning Experiences (wolf 2010)  “Ideal model for constructing, reorganizing and acquiring new information” (Janssen et all 2010)  Global collaboration is essential in today’s workplace (Friedman)  Shorten time required to solve pressing world problems (Tapscott) Benefits of Collaborative Writing Hong Kong 2011 Students edit wiki with virtual partners
    4. 4. WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE WRITING? WHAT IS “THE CLOUD?” The process of writing, editing, and producing with a group of people.
    5. 5. WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE WRITING? WHAT IS “THE CLOUD?” The process of writing, editing, and producing with a group of people.
    6. 6. The Collaborative Writing Cloud 9 Wikis Collaborative Writing Apps Blogs Social Bookmarking Graphic Organizers Collaborative Notebooks ePaper Cartooning Cloud Syncing
    7. 7. •Can each student have a distinct username? •Does the website track profile data on the students? •Can you set it up without an email address? User Setup •Can you easily set up a lot of users? •Can you duplicate pages or websites easily? Scalability •How easy is it to monitor? •How much control can you have over editing, commenting, and viewing? Management •Does the site allow embedding? •What are the capabilities of simultaneous editing? •Can the document be edited on multiple platforms? Interactive features •Does the site have good help files? •Does the site have an active community of educators that is well supported by the company? •What if you are mandated the tools you can use? Community •How secure is data shared on the platform? •How private is data shared on the platform? •What are the intellectual property rights associated with what you share on the platform? Privacy, Security, and Intellectual Property Rights Questions to ask about Technology Tools Reality Check
    8. 8. Plan & Set Up Research & Draft Edit & Revise Celebrate & Conclude Purpose, standards, timeframe, production & distribution method, 20 questions, set up What is happening W.x.7, W.x.8, W.x.9 standards Construct PLN, Partner, Handshake, Organizing, Prewriting, Drafting Leave a personal, classroom, and school legacy & determine next practices Discuss, give feedback, Engage, troubleshoot, cite, revise
    9. 9. Community of Practice • “communities of practice are formed by people who engage in a process of collective learning in a shared domain of human endeavor.” (Lave and Wegner)
    10. 10. Revision Discussions & Feedback Monitoring & Engagement Troubleshooting Citation and Permission Edit and Revise W.x.4 Production and distribution W.x.5 Develop and strengthen writing W.x.6 Use technology W.x.7 Conduct research projects W.x.8 Gather relevant information W.x.9 Draw evidence
    11. 11. Common Core Writing Standards Summarized Text types and purposes • W.x.1 Write arguments • W.x.2 Write informative/ explanatory texts. • W.x.3 Write narratives Production and Distribution of Writing • W.x.4 Production and distribution • W.x.5 Develop and strengthen writing • W.x.6 Use technology Research to build and present knowledge • W.x.7 Conduct research projects • W.x.8 Gather relevant information • W.x.9 Draw evidence Range of Writing • W.x.10 Write over varied time frames for a variety of tasks, purposes and audiences http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards/english-language-arts-standards
    12. 12. Wiki Google Docs Blogs Can each student have a distinct username? Yes, if set up properly. Yes. Mandatory. Typically but there are exceptions. Does the website track profile data on the student? Depends on the website Yes. Typically but there are exceptions. Can you set up without an email address? Yes, on some sites. No. No but there are exceptions. Can you easily set up a lot of users? Depends. Not typically. Depends. Can you duplicate pages or websites easily? Yes. Yes. Typically. Are changes tracked and viewable? Yes. Yes, but sometimes cumbersome. No, blogger must use strike throughs and disclose edits on her own volition. How much control can you have over editing, commenting, and viewing? Control by individual page. Control for each document. One level of control for the whole site in most cases. Reality Check
    13. 13. Wiki Google Docs Blogs Does the site allow embedding? Yes. Only pictures. Yes, in most cases> Is simultaneous editing possible. Still glitchy. Yes. N/a Can the document be edited on multiple platforms. Yes, using web browser, no apps. Yes, using browser and some apps. Yes, depending on the blogging platform some apps are available. Can you message users privately? Yes. Via email Maybe. Community of practice Depends on website Somewhat Depends on website Can you compare revisions. Yes. Yes. Cumbersome sometimes. No. Are you able to discuss content on a page? Yes, via discussion tabs. Yes via Instant messaging and comments. Depends on the blog. Intellectual Property rights, privacy, security. Most let you select a copyright. Check other points. Google TOS See TOS and check other points. Reality Check
    14. 14. Wiki Permission Planning Template Flat Classroom® Project Task Non Members Members Administrators Discussions Editing (the default) Editing Exceptions Calendar / Instructions Home Page Viewing Viewing Exceptions Teacher meetings
    15. 15. The embed button You boost pre-writing capabilities if you select a site that allows embedding
    16. 16. Plan & Set Up Research & Draft Edit & Revise Celebrate & Conclude Purpose, standards, timeframe, production & distribution method, 20 questions, set up What is happening W.x.7, W.x.8, W.x.9 standards Construct PLN, Partner, Handshake, Organizing, Prewriting, Drafting Leave a personal, classroom, and school legacy & determine next practices Discuss, give feedback, Engage, troubleshoot, cite, revise
    17. 17. Look for scalability
    18. 18. Templates will save you time
    19. 19. Harness the power of peers
    20. 20. Keep what works Improve what doesn’t. Remember!
    21. 21. @coolcatteacher Vicki Davis Go ahead, Make My Wiki! 1. Survey Audience 2. Features for Managing Wikis • Quick Teacher Basics: Creating an account and a wiki, our K-12 upgrade, creating student accounts, privacy, locking pages, contacting us for help • Advanced Permissions • Strategies for Setting Up Large Numbers of Users • A Quick Look at Some Advanced Features. Templates, Backlinks, Wanted Pages, Member Statistics, Includes, Schedule Events, Templates, Comments, Google Apps Integration • Widgets • Projects and Pre- assigning teams (new feature)
    22. 22. Go ahead Make My Wiki! • Sign up at www.wikispaces.com • Make a “space” – You will be working on your own wiki during this session.
    23. 23. Dr. Justin Reich @bjfr • “Only 11% of wikis have any form of student collaboration and only 2-3% of wikis could be called ‘highly collaborative.’” • “Giving students access to collaborative platoforms doesn’t mean they will collaborate.” http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/edtechresearcher
    24. 24. Types of writing via Dr. Justin Reich 1. Concatenation – discrete content – Students don’t touch each other’s work 2. Copy Editing – Edit grammar, punctuation, syntax or spelling 3. Co construction – Substantively edit text of another student through addition, deletion replacement As quoted in Chapter 1: Collaborative Writing in the Cloud By Vicki Davis @eyeoneducation Winter 2013
    25. 25. Types of writing via Dr. Justin Reich 4. Commenting – Conversational move – Doesn’t contribute to wiki content 5. Discussion – Comment back and forth on a topic with at least four conversational turns. As quoted in Chapter 1: Collaborative Writing in the Cloud By Vicki Davis @eyeoneducation Winter 2013
    26. 26. @coolcatteacher Vicki Davis Wikis in the Classroom II. Pedagogical Uses of Large-Scale Wikis in the Classroom with Examples- Vicki Davis -15 minutes * A note about the discussion tab * Starting and ending class A. Elementary Wiki Samples (including a week in the life project with 1,000+ elementary students using a wiki simultaneously.) B. Middle School Wiki Samples (including Digiteen) C. High School Wiki Samples - (NetgenEd, Flat Classroom) III. Becoming Scalable A. Assignments & Templates B. Tags C. Wiki Collaboration & What to do about Wiki Wars - What it means to collaborate - right and wrong way to collaborate. D. Building a CMP (Classroom Monitoring Portal) E. Handling private issues G. Project Groups Collaborative Writing in the Cloud bit.ly/LZEdQ6 todaysmeet.com/wikiiste
    27. 27. “We can’t have a world class education without the world.” @coolcatteacher Flat Classroom Conference Bejing, China 2011
    28. 28. Discussion Tab Why is the discussion tab so important to have effective collaboration on the wiki? http://tinyurl.com/iste2012wiki
    29. 29. 3 R’s of Global Collaboration •Receive •Read •Respond P 128-130
    30. 30. Communications in the 21st Century p 64-67
    31. 31. Klossner’s (2010) 90-9-1 principle Step 4: Contribute & Collaborate Klossner’s doesn’t cut it in the classroom! P 128
    32. 32. READ AND RESPOND (FIRST 5) 1. Review PLN – Respond to Meaningful discussions, wall posts, or “cries for help” • If using igoogle just check there – if not then: • Ning • Wiki Discussion Tab 2. Do this EVERY DAY!! 3. Your engagement level determines the engagement level of others.
    33. 33. READ, RESEARCH & WRITE (MOST OF TIME) • Research • Google News Search http://news.google.com (get RSS) • Diigo Group (standard tags) • Newsmap (google it!) • Teacher information
    34. 34. READ Read what others have written and see are there any: •Errors (Fix it.) •Repetition (consolidate.) •Missing Links (Add them.) •Copyright issues • Let them know. • Reword • Cite Sources TAKE OWNERSHIP – this is OURS not yours, not theirs, not mine or yours but OURS!
    35. 35. READ What is missing? (Add it) What is confusing? (Make it simple.) Is it summarized at the top? Does the summary at the top reflect what you’ve put in there? Included in the current news?
    36. 36. WRITE: HYPERLINK In context. CONTEXTUAL Emphasize IMPORTANT words. Eliminate DISTRACTING hyperlinks. Proper Nouns (first time they occur in a SECTION.) Concise. Cite Sources if you quote directly AND hyperlink.
    37. 37. WRITE: EDIT Less is more. If you see it fix it. Put things where they belong. Look at the big picture
    38. 38. RECAP AND WRITE (LAST 5 MINUTES) Recap what you did – Wiki discussion tab. Ask questions. A good recap includes: •What you did today. •Other things you think need to be done. •Where you plan to pick up next time. •Issues you think there are with the wiki. •Let others know if you will be offline for a while or are done.
    39. 39. Flat Classroom® Project Digiteen™ Project ‘A Week in the Life…’ Project Gr3-5 NetGenEd™ Project Eracism™ Project Incubator Program K-2 Project Building Bridges to Tomorrow @flatclassroom @digiteen @netgened @eracismproject @flatclassroom @flatclasskids P10-11* P11-12 P13-14 P12-13 P13 NEW! NEW! @flatclassroom *See the frameworks for each model on referenced page numbers. Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

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