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  • Wiki and Edit: Four-Letter Words That Can Change Learning HHH 5 Hour PDP Course Ellen Robertson, facilitator
  • Wiki Simply Defined
    • Wikis in Plain English!
  • “ Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge”. ~Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder, 2004
  • Wiki Defined
      • Collaboratively edited body of work
      • Created by Ward Cunningham in 1995 as an easy publishing tool
      • Short form of “wiki-wiki”, Hawaiian for “quick” bus system
      • Part of Web 2.0 (Read/Write Web) toolkit
        • Blogs
        • Rss feeds
        • Aggregators
        • Social bookmarking
        • Photo publishing sites
        • Podcasting and vodcasting
  • Wiki Defined (cont’)
      • created in real time
      • organic and democratic in nature
      • everyone is “editor in chief”
      • considered “open source” – no one owns it
      • everyone together is smarter than everyone alone
      • everyone can:
        • add
        • fix
        • erase
        • start
  • Power of Wikis 2004 tsunami that killed 175, 000 people: 1 st post appeared 9 hours later as a beginning wiki 24 hrs later---edited 400 times with photos, charts, lists of dead 48 hrs later---edited 1,200 times and included video of wave itself Forget CNN —this was the most comprehensive info of all media
  • Types of Wikis
      • Wikitextbooks
      • Wikirecipes
      • Wikitravel
      • Wiktionary
      • Wikinews
      • Wikiquotes
      • Classroom curriculum wikispaces
      • A Wiki of wiki authoring sites http://www. usemod . com/cgi-bin/wiki .pl? SiteList
  • What a wiki looks like
    • Tremblant.wikispaces.com
  • Wikipedia: also know as “ Whackypedia?
      • Who is an authority?
      • High profile errors
      • “ Cream” rises to the top or curdles
      • Collaborative efforts of the group determine veracity
  • Wiki’s in education
      • teaches students collaborative construction of knowledge
      • teaches negotiation skills
      • teaches publication skills
      • teaches students how to create community
      • can be used solely to collect and disseminate school information
      • can be used as an articulation tool
      • can be used to amass and publish tailor made resources
      • authentic, purposeful work
      • edited body of work becomes reference tool for others
  • Why Bring It To The Classroom?
    • Great motivator for students
    • Easy to monitor
    • Allows for creativity and innovation
    • Encourages participation of all students
    • Promotes communication between students, teachers, and parents
    • A new, interesting way to learn
  • How Can I Use it in a Classroom?
    • Simple websites
    • Peer-reviewed projects
    • Group projects
    • Manage school and classroom documents
    • Classroom discussion and debate
    • Teacher collaboration
    • Post classroom assignments
    • Collaborate with an international classroom
  • Basic Wiki components
      • Editable pages
      • Ability to upload documents
      • Ability to link
      • Ability to invite editors
      • History of changes
      • Revert back tool
  • Challenges of Wiki Use in Education
      • Some wikis are questionable resources for research
      • Anonymous authors
      • Student-posted information may be modified/spammed
      • Vandalism
      • Filtering
  • Free Wiki sites (special considerations for educators)
    • wikispaces.com
    • pbwiki.com
    • jotspot.com (has wysiwig editor)
    • seedwiki.com
    • wikicities.com
    • webnote (like eBoard) http://www. aypwip . org/webnote
    • Lots more wiki tools: http://www. usemod . com/cgi-bin/wiki .pl? SiteList
    • Wikialong.org (firefox plug-in lets you leave notes on ANY website)
  • Compare wikis
    • http://www. wikimatrix .org/
  • Please grant me the serenity to accept the pages I cannot edit, The courage to edit the pages I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. The Wiki Prayer
  • What Could YOU Use a Wiki For?
    • Create a classroom website
    • Create a class newspaper by wiki
    • Create a book by wiki (group authoring)
    • Course review
    • Have students use a wiki space to plan the details of a field trip to make it as educationally fulfilling as possible
    • Let students manage an Earth Day project—tasks, goals, responsibilities, and so on. Be sure to alert the community so anyone can join in.
  • What Could YOU Use a Wiki For?
    • Collaborate on an international unit, or even a spring e-pal exchange using a themed wiki.
    • Project development with peer review
    • Track a group project
    • Presentations
  • Wikispaces for Teachers A Guide to Using Them in Your Classroom
  • What is a Wiki?
    • A webpage with an Edit button
    • Easy to use
    • Perfect for collaborative learning
  • Wiki Terms
    • User Account: Your identity on Wikispaces, consisting of username, password, and e-mail address
    • Space: A wiki on which you can collaborate
    • Page: Each space can consist of multiple pages
  • Wiki Terms Continued
    • Wikispaces has different permissions settings for your space
    • Public: Anyone can view or edit your Wikispace
    • Protected: Anyone can view your space but only members can edit
    • Private: Only members can view or edit your space
  • Editing Your Wiki
    • Click the Edit This Page button at the top of your wiki.
    • Write the text you would like on your page.
    • You can format it with bold, underline, italics, headings, and more.
    • Once you are done editing, click Save.
  • Adding Links on Your Wiki
    • Click Edit This Page.
    • Highlight the text you would like to link and click on the earth icon in the toolbar.
    • Another window will appear allowing you to create a link to another page in your space or another website.
    • Click Ok.
  • Adding Images to Your Wiki
    • Click Edit This Page.
    • Click the icon that looks like a tree.
    • Browse your computer for the image you would like and click Open.
    • Upload the chosen picture or file.
    • Place your cursor where you would like the image on the page.
    • Double click the image or file to place it on the page.
  • Adding Media to Your Wiki
    • Click Edit This Page.
    • Go to the icon of the TV in the toolbar.
    • Choose the type of object you’d like to embed.
    • Follow the instructions for embedding each object.
    • Click Save.
  • The topic for our demo wiki?
  • Long Island Summer Fun
  • Activity
    • Let’s teach each other about various places of interest on Long Island
    • Take the next 15 minutes to
    • edit your assigned wiki page’s text
    • add links
    • and add an image or a video clip
  • Additional Resources for Teachers
    • Wikispaces will create your student accounts for you!
      • http://www.wikispaces.com/help+teachers
    • Check out our K-12 Educational Community at:
      • http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com