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Using Wikis in the Classroom
Using Wikis in the Classroom
Using Wikis in the Classroom
Using Wikis in the Classroom
Using Wikis in the Classroom
Using Wikis in the Classroom
Using Wikis in the Classroom
Using Wikis in the Classroom
Using Wikis in the Classroom
Using Wikis in the Classroom
Using Wikis in the Classroom
Using Wikis in the Classroom
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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

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

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