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Presentation from award winning teacher Vicki Davis as presented to an education class at the College of William and Mary in February 2007. (c) Vicki A Davis, All Rights reserved

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  • If you have a wikispaces ID – give it to Vicki Davis, your instructor (write it on an index card as provided.) Setting up a Username on Wikispaces: Step 1: is to pick a username, to do this you simply click into the username box and type your name. Step 2: is to set your password, your password should be easy for you to remember but hard for anyone else to guess. Step 3: requires you to enter your E-mail address, they will not send spam or share your E-mail address with anyone. Step 4: is optional if you are going to create your on wikispace Asking to Join a Wikispace: To join a wikispace you must type it’s URL into the URL box on your Internet browser, on the left hand side of the wiki there will be a button under the Actions heading. Example: Join this Space . Clicking this button will bring you to the Request membership to the wiki of your choice. There is an optional comment box which allows you to send the wiki manager a comment about yourself or about your membership to their wiki. Leaving a comment is not necessary, you can just click the Request Membership. Once you click the Request Membership button your request is sent to the space organizers. The space organizers will send you an E-mail to your E-mail address where you can confirm your membership to that certain wiki.

Wikis in the Classroom Wikis in the Classroom Presentation Transcript

  • Vicki A. Davis Westwood Schools © 2007 All Rights Reserved Class Wiki – http://westwood.wikispaces.com Flat Classroom Wiki http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com
  • Presentation Outline
    • Why do we wiki?
    • What are wikis?
    • Pedagogical Classroom Use of Wikis
    • Time Permitting:
      • How does a wiki work
      • Wiki Assessment
      • Common Administrator Questions
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • How it will work
    • When you see:
      • We will vote
      • The Mike will be open
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved. View slide
    • Section 1
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved. View slide
    • Have you heard of?
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved. Vote “Yes” or “No” in Elluminate
  • Authentic Assessment
    • “ Simple memorization and basic skills is no longer adequate for the modern employment market. Students need to have a broad base of knowledge and the ability to perform complex tasks effectively. Authentic Assessment includes many learning processes in the evaluation of student performance”
    • Source: Encyclopedia of Educational Technology, San Diego State University -
    • http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/articles/authassess/bigpuzzle.htm ,
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    • Have you heard of?
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved. Vote “Yes” or “No” in Elluminate
  • Project Based Learning
    • Source:
    • Profound Learning Systems, Educational solutions Overview http://www.profoundlearning.com/Content/EducationSolutions/projectBasedLearning.jpg
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
    • Have you heard of?
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved. Vote “Yes” or “No” in Elluminate
  • Research Supports Cooperative Learning Strategies
    • Paulson switched to cooperative learning strategies and saw his pass rate improve.
    • Excellent summary of the research at: Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience, Science Education Resource Center at Carlleton College, funded by the NSF, http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/cooperative/whyuse.html
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • What is the difference?
    • Passive Learning
    • Active Learning
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  • 05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
    • Is Passive Learning really learning?
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved. Vote “Yes” or “No” in Elluminate
  • Students Must Be
    • Collaborators
    • Synthesizers
    • Explainers
    • Problem Solvers!
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • Any comments or questions?
    • Coming up Next:
    • 2. What is a wiki?
    • Pedagogical Uses of Wikis in the Classroom
      • Time Permitting:
      • How does a wiki work
      • Wiki Assessment
      • Common Administrator Questions
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
    • Section 2.
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  • What are wikis? Inventor: Ward Cunningham 05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • Requires no knowledge of HTML X 05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
    • Have you ever used a wiki before this class?
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved. Vote “Yes” or “No” in Elluminate
  • 05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
    • Do you use Wikipedia as a resource ?
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved. Vote “Yes” or “No” in Elluminate
    • Have you ever edited wikipedia?
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved. Vote “Yes” or “No” in Elluminate
  • Why I chose wikis:
    • Free
    • Runs on older Computers
    • Runs on slower Internet
    • Easy
    • “ Think Pair Share” for the Computer
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  • Why I still use wikis:
    • Learning Goes Up
    • Excitement Increases
    • It breeds experts
    • Student participation tracking
    • I can control who joins/ edits/ sees
    • A great “scrapbook” for digital artifacts
    • Learning Theory at Work!
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • My class Wiki http://westwood.wikispaces.com 05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • wikis podcasts Internet telephone blogs web apps RSS social software mashups photosharing social bookmarking tagging open source Online publishing
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  • Any comments or questions?
    • Coming up Next:
    • Pedagogical Uses of Wikis in the Classroom (with examples)
      • Time Permitting:
      • How does a wiki work
      • Wiki Assessment
      • Common Administrator Questions
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
    • Section 3.
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • The Wiki-Centric Classroom © 2006, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved . 05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • My Seven Classroom Wiki Uses
    • Lesson Summaries
    • Notes Collaboration
    • Concept Introduction & Exploratory Projects
    • Learn Shares
    • Individual Assessments
    • Rewards
    • Classroom Organization
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  • Examples: Lesson Summaries
    • Word Processing
      • http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Word+Processing
      • See Ex 5: http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Word+Ex+5
    • Computer Science: Storage Devices
      • http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Storage+Devices
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • Example: Notes Collaboration
    • http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Computer+Hardware+Review
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  • Exploratory Projects
    • Intro to Web 2
      • http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Web+2.0
    • Mashups
      • http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Mashup+Madness
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • Learn Shares
    • Computer Security & Privacy
      • http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Chapter+1+-+Security+and+Privacy
      • Safe Purchasing Online
      • http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Safe+purchasing+online (Notice the Avatars!)
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • Examples: Individual Assessments
    • Semester Assessments
      • http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Scenario+2
      • http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com
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  • Example: Rewards
    • Wiki Hall of Fame - http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Wiki+Hall+of+Fame
    • Blog Hall of Fame http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Blogger+Hall+of+Fame
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • Example: Classroom Organization
    • HomePage of the Wiki
      • http://westwood.wikispaces.com
      • http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com
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  • Places to create wikis
    • Wikispaces (Public or private) www.wikispaces.com
    • WetPaint (Community) www.wetpaint.com
    • PBWiki www.pbwiki.com
    I use wikispaces 05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • Play in the Sandbox
    • http ://k12wiki.wikispaces.com
    • When you want to “play” go to the Sandbox.
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  • Any comments or questions?
    • My question for you: Can you think of any other uses for wikis in a classroom?
    • Coming up Next:
      • Time Permitting:
      • How does a wiki work
      • Wiki Assessment
      • Common Administrator Questions
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
    • Bonus
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  • Overview of a wiki
    • http://k12wiki.wikispaces.com
    • Page View and Editing
      • Go in your personal ‘ Sandbox’
    • Page View
      • Floating toolbar
    • Discussion
    • History
    • Notify Me
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • 5 Tips for Wiki Work
    • Small Edits
    • Communicate
    • Use the History
    • Discuss
    • Refresh Before Writing
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  •  
  • This let’s you monitor 05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • Drawbacks
    • Concurrent editing
    • Restoration of a page
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  • 5 Tips for Wiki Work
    • Small Edits
    • Communicate
    • Use the History
    • Discuss
    • Refresh Before Writing
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • Any comments or questions?
    • Coming up Next:
      • Time Permitting:
      • Wiki Assessment
      • Common Administrator Questions
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • Wiki Assessment
    • Collaborative Effort
    • Visual Appeal
    • Organization
    • Hyperlinks
    • Original, Intelligent Wording
    • Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation
    • Completion of Topic Assignment
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  • Sample Rubrics
    • A note about posting full rubrics –
      • http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Wiki+Hall+of+Fame
    • Flat Classroom Rubrics
      • http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Rubrics
    • Semester Assessment
      • http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Scenario+2
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  • Any comments or questions?
    • Coming up Next:
      • Time Permitting:
      • Common Administrator Questions
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  • Permissions
    • Editing
      • Public (Anyone)
      • Members Only
      • Administrators Only
    • Viewing
      • Public (Anyone)
      • Private – members Only
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • Managing Your Space
    • Permissions
    • Adding Members
    • Locking Pages
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • Free Wikis
    • www.pbwiki.com
    • www.seedwiki.com
    • www.wikispaces.com
    • www.schtuff.com
    • www.wikicities
          • Source: http://pascal.vanhecke.info/2005/10/30/free-hosted-wikis-comparison-of-wiki-farms/
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  • It’s your turn
    • Plan your wiki
    • Create your wikispace
      • Click on your user ID
      • Click on Make a New Space
      • Name your space
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  • It’s your turn – What you can add!
    • Add RSS feeds
    • Add video
    • Add pictures
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  • Any comments or questions?
    • Time Permitting: “Ticket to Leave”
    • Each Person share one thing that they’ve learned that they think will impact their teaching.
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
    • Whether it be by voice, cell phone, e-mail, i-Pod, blog, wiki, video, website, or another as yet uninvented thing, I will communicate my message via any means that students will hear. I will not be afraid of the medium if it is a highway to my students’ psyche. I will not erect roadblocks where I should be building onramps!
    Vicki Davis, Teacher 05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • Who am I?
    • Teacher, Technology Administrator 4 years
      • Westwood Schools, Camilla, GA
    • eduBlogger
      • Cool Cat Teacher
      • Tech Learning Blogger
      • Women of Web 2.0
    • Prior Experience
      • Trainer for public schools, entrepreneur – 10 years
      • Telecommunications Industry Manager – 4 years
      • Georgia Tech grad
    • Personal
      • Mother of 3 (2 have Learning Challenges)
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  • Wiki Experience
    • Publications / presentations
      • Wikis in Education – Stewart Mader, ed., Brown University
      • Terry Freedman – Coming of Age Second Edition
      • K12 online conference
    • News Media
      • Wired News, Boston Globe, Edutopia, 20+ national US publications
    • Awards:
      • School Wiki - Wikispace of the Month – December 2005
      • Flat Classroom Project – Winner - 2006 Edublog Award for Best Wiki
      • Cool Cat Teacher Blog – Finalist – 2006 Edublog Award for Best Teacher blog
    05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.