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Using Wikis in the Classroom

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powerpoint gives information about using wikis in the classroom and the advantages of using them

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  • 1. Using Wikis in the Classroom By: Stephanie Hill
  • 2. Presentation Menu
    • Article 1- Get Wild About Wikis
    • - wiki definition
    • - origins
    • - why use wikis?
    • Article 2- Wikis in the Classroom
    • - usefulness for students
    • - usefulness for teachers
    • - Easy for first-time users
    • Article 3- Educational Wikis: PBwikis
    • - PBwiki for the classroom
    • - Key Features
    • - Why PBwikis?
    • Conclusion
  • 3. Getting Wild About Wikis!
    • What is a wiki?
    • - a small piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web content using any Web browser and no other special tools
    • - a wiki is "the simplest online database that could possibly work, no HTML or programming knowledge is needed to contribute to a wiki
    • - users can change information as they wish
    • Wikipedia’s definition of “wiki”:
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki
    Jackson, Lorrie. Get Wild About Wikis! Education World: The Educators Best Friend. 2006. 2009, April 20. http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/sites/sites079.shtml .
  • 4. The Origins of Wiki
    • What does “WIKI” mean exactly?
    • The word “wiki” has its origins in Hawaii
    • Wiki literally translates to “quick”
  • 5. Why Use Wikis?
    • Wikis are a convenient tool that almost everyone is capable of accessing.
    • Anyone can create one, and you can change it as time progresses.
  • 6. Wikis in the Classroom
    • Uses wikis have for students :
    • - group projects
    • - homework assignments
    • - group question and answers
    • - online newspapers
    How Can Wikis Be Used in the Classroom? Wetpaint. 2009. April 20, 2009. http://www.wetpaint.com .
  • 7. Usefulness for Teachers
    • Posting assignments
    • Resource collections for students
    • Group question and answers
    • Parental involvement
    • Grading
  • 8. Easy for First-Time Users
    • Following directions
    • to create a wiki is
    • so easy a 1 st grader
    • could do it!
  • 9. Educational Wikis: PBwiki
    • PBwiki for the classroom
    • - PBwiki hosts more classroom wikis than anyone else in the world
    • Lets the user create a simple, secure wiki in about 60 seconds
    • drive engagement and collaboration
    • Gives user tracking and access controls to monitor their own wiki
    • Chose to make the wiki public or private
    Educational Wikis. PBwiki, Inc. 2005-2009. April 20, 2009. http:// pbwiki.com/academic.wiki .
  • 10. Key Features in PBwiki
    • Multimedia plugins; video and audio
    • Tags and full page revisions
    • Student accountability, see who adds/changes what
    • Access controls
  • 11. Why PBwiki?
    • Safe, secure place to collaborate
    • Keep students engaged outside of the classroom
    • Education-specific resources
    • Keep parents involved in education
  • 12. Conclusion
    • Wiki pages are a fast easy way for all to get information on the web.
    • It also is a great way to relay information between teachers, students and parents.
    • There are templates users can follow to create their own wiki page
    • Follow this website to create your own wiki today:
    • http://www.wetpaint.com/wiki?zone=cyoGoEdu6a