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  • 1. Wonderful World of Wikis: Practical Classroom Wikis Vicki Davis, Teacher Adam Frey, Wikispaces ©2009, Victoria A. Davis, Bright Ideas, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 2. 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. • If you wish to join the backchannel, go to – http://tinyurl.com/backchat – Passcode: necc
  • 3. Adam Frey, Co Founder Wikispaces Wiki Basics 1. Survey Audience 2. Wiki Basics A. What is a wiki? Editing and the Four Tabs B. Why is that valuable? Simplicity and Accessibility C. A Quick Look at Some Advanced Features. Templates, Backlinks, Wanted Pages, Includes D. A Sneak Peak at the New Tag System E. Overcoming objections: Student accounts, locking, etc.
  • 4. http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/
  • 5. Vicki Davis, Teacher Cool Cat Teacher Blog Pedagogical Wiki Examples Co-Creator, Flat Classroom & Digiteen Projects A. Elementary B. Middle School C. High School D. Assignments & Templates E. Tags F. Wiki Collaboration & What to do about Wiki Wars What it means to collaborate - right and wrong way to collaborate. G. Rss page to track the wikis. H. Handling private issues - USING Wikimail!! http://tinyurl.com/classwiki
  • 6. Citing Sources ©2009, Victoria A. Davis, Bright Ideas, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 7. Agreements citing personal information ©2009, Victoria A. Davis, Bright Ideas, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 8. ©2009, Victoria A. Davis, Bright Ideas, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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  • 15. High School http://archive.flatclassroomproject.org
  • 16. Click Manage Wiki
  • 17. • My class Wiki http://westwood.wikispaces.com
  • 18. Prepopulated with information
  • 19. Final Efolio http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Miller+efolio
  • 20. Finding work turned in – “turnin” tag
  • 21. Click the tag!!
  • 22. Tags – items turned in http://westwood.wikispaces.com/tag/view/turnin
  • 23. Subscribe to “turnin” tag on RSS
  • 24. My Inbox for Wiki grading is my RSS Reader!
  • 25. Rubric Samples http://horizonproject2008.wikispaces.com/Rubrics
  • 26. Tricks & Tips • Headings • Table of contents [[toc]] • Making a new Page • Embedding documents • Embedding videos • Fixing things – Text editor
  • 27. Monitoring and Assessing • Get an RSS Reader • Subscribing to a page • Fixing a “wiki war” • Reverting
  • 28. My Seven Classroom Wiki Uses 1. Lesson Summaries 2. Notes Collaboration 3. Concept Introduction & Exploratory Projects 4. Learn Shares 5. Individual Assessments 6. Rewards 7. Classroom Organization (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights 07/06/09 40 Reserved.
  • 29. Wiki Examples • My 9th Grade Wiki Assignments • Convergence Project • Walkers Wikinomics • Flat Classroom Project (internal link) –Flat Classroom Wiki
  • 30. “Selling” Wikis to Administrators Sometimes you have to get it unblocked!
  • 31. rnin ve Lea perati g Coo Differ e Instru ntiated ction Pro Lea ject rni B ng ased ss ic nt se n t me A s the Au
  • 32. 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 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights 07/06/09 44 Reserved.
  • 33. What is the difference? • Passive Learning • Active Learning (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights 07/06/09 45 Reserved.
  • 34. Students Must Be • Collaborators • Synthesizers • Explainers • Problem Solvers! (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights 07/06/09 46 Reserved.
  • 35. Why I chose wikis: • Free • Runs on older Computers • Runs on slower Internet • Easy • “Think Pair Share” for the Computer (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights 07/06/09 47 Reserved.
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  • 37. Don’t change me!
  • 38. Wiki Wars • Edit in sm
  • 39. Questions & Backchannel Vicki Davis, Teacher Adam Frey, Wikispaces Backchat - http://tinyurl.com/backchat password: necc Vicki’s Resources & Hyperlinks http://tinyurl.com/classwiki
  • 40. Eat a watermelon
  • 41. Not whole!
  • 42. Small bites!
  • 43. The power of Three! Pick three