Introduction to wikispaces


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This is a presentation I shared with Grade 9 classes who were using wikispaces to plan their Science Fair.

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  • Explain the strategy of a think/pair/share
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  • Privavy
  • Ethics
  • Communication
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  • Introduction to wikispaces

    1. 1. Mrs. Ballek – Learning Coach
    2. 2.  Think/Pair/Share The word “wiki” comes from the Hawaiian word meaning “quick”. The first wiki was developed in 1994 by Ward Cunningham. The most popular wiki is Wikipedia which is a free content encyclopedia. How does Wikipedia work? Now, there are tens of thousands of wiki websites! Image from Wikipedia
    3. 3.  Think/Pair/Share Easy way to set up a web page Allows many people to add content to a web page - collaboration Can be used to share information with a wide audience quickly Members can have online discussions on a wiki page Others can comment on a wiki page Image from Wikispaces
    4. 4. Image fromSGI site
    5. 5.  Think/Pair/Share Are there consequences for inappropriate use of technology? ◦ At home? Are there consequences for inappropriate use of technology? ◦ At school? Share some consequences …
    6. 6.  … “efficient, ethical and legal use of the computer and network resources. If a Sun West School Division user violates any of these provisions, his or her access could be terminated and future access may be denied.” Violations … will be dealt through disciplinary action by the classroom teacher and subsequently by school administration Violations of provincial or federal law will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency.”
    7. 7.  The use of the Board’s computer systems must be in support of education and research. Transmission of any material in violation of any federal or provincial regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, threatening or obscene material …. If an inappropriate site is accidentally accessed, it is the user’s responsibility to make the supervising teacher aware.
    8. 8.  The use of the computer system is a privilege. Each student who accesses the Board’s computer systems will be part of a discussion with a staff member about the proper use of the system. Principals will deem what is inappropriate use for students and their decision is final. Also, senior division administrators may prevent access to a computer system any time as required.
    9. 9.  School administration may deny, revoke, or suspend specific student user access. The Board expects teachers to monitor student access for which they are responsible. This may include random checks of files and/or e-mail to determine whether the systems are being used in a manner that is consistent with the educational goals of the Board. Students and staff accepting access to Board computer systems must consent to such monitoring.
    10. 10.  Your access to a computer or network must not disrupt the use of the facilities by other users. Network or Internet accounts owned by another individual must not be used. Your network or Internet account must not be shared with another individual. While accessing the Internet you must not reveal your personal address, phone number, name, or the personal address/phone number of a colleague.
    11. 11.  Be polite. Any inappropriate language or message is not acceptable. Engaging in any other inappropriate computer related activity not defined above are also not acceptable. Social network access and use, such as blogs, will be for educational purposes only and require respectful, civil and responsible language and content. Personal or confidential information must not be posted.
    12. 12.  All Sun West School Division network accounts are subject to reasonable search. E-mail records and files may be inspected and copied, and a history of visited sites and utilized services may be searched in the event of a reasonable suspicion of violation of acceptable computer use at the school level, or of the policies and regulations of the Sun West School Division. The search will be reasonable and related to the suspected violation.
    13. 13. Image fromSGI site
    14. 14.  1.I will never post any information more personal than my first name. I will not post pictures of myself. I will never post information about friends or classmates, other than first name.
    15. 15.  2.I will not plagiarize; instead I will expand on others ideas and give credit where it is due.
    16. 16. I will use language 3. appropriate for school.
    17. 17.  4. I will not insult my fellow students or their writing. I will use constructive/ productive/purposeful criticism, supporting any idea, or comment I have with evidence.
    18. 18.  5. I will only post pieces that I am comfortable with everyone seeing; other pieces I will keep as drafts. I will take all online content creation seriously, posting only things that are meaningful and taking my time when I write.
    19. 19. I will try to spell everything 6. correctly.
    20. 20.  7. I will not use my public writing (blog posts, comments, discussion topics, wiki edits) as a chat room.
    21. 21. I will not bully others in my 8. posts or in my comments.
    22. 22.  9.I will never access another students account in order to pose as them or look at their personal content, but I will advise them when they havent logged out of their computer.
    23. 23.  10.I will only post photos/images which are school appropriate and either in the creative commons or correctly cited.
    24. 24.  11.I will not spam (including, but not limited to meaningless messages, mass messages, and repetitive messages).
    25. 25.  12.I will only post comments on posts that I have fully read, rather than just skimmed. Practice “Stars and Stairs” Commenting
    26. 26.  Think/Pair/Share
    27. 27.  Grade 9 Science Fair Wikispace Navigating the Site Adding content (text) to your page ◦ Headings, text, features Adding images to your page (creative commons images only) – Flickr Using the Discussion Forum Adding Comments to pages
    28. 28.  Settings ◦ Private ◦ Group members only ◦ Open/public
    29. 29.  1. My email and files at school may be checked at any time if someone suspects I am using the technology inappropriately. 2. As a student, I have the right to access the internet at school. 3. A wiki is a web site. 4. Copying and pasting information from sites is considered inappropriate use of technology. 5. I am allowed to be on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter during class time.
    30. 30.  6. I should comment on other’s wiki pages. 7. I am allowed to edit any pages on a wiki. 8. It is against the law to use Google images. 9. My family can view my wiki. 10. My teacher can refuse to allow me access to the computer. 11. I should share my network password with my friend in case someone needs to get to an assignment when I am missing.