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Wiki spaces.powerpoint6.2012

Wiki spaces.powerpoint6.2012



Educational benefits to using a wiki space in the classroom

Educational benefits to using a wiki space in the classroom



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    • Wiki SpacesIncreasing student achievement in the classroom.Created by: Janelle McIntoshEDU 707 CMUJune 2012
    • Wiki Spaces Development Launched in March 2005 James Byers and Adam Frey are co-founders Based out of San Francisco, California 920,000 registered members in the year 2008 2.2 million registered members in the year 2009 Also known as “Wiki Farm” Wiki is Hawaiian for quick
    • Wiki Spaces used for teacherprofessional development Presenter and participants are not restricted to a specific time and place Staff members can gather knowledge on a specific content as they contribute to the wiki workspace Teachers can collaborate in creating lesson plans, thematic units, lists for web resources, and classroom management ideas
    • Positives and Negatives of WikiSpaces Negatives Positives Won’t work without a  No specialized software stable internet needed connection  Can incorporate multiple forms of media such as Multiple authors un- glogster and youtube doing others work  Reduces the “slacker Time management issue mentality” because with students waiting students can easily be until the last minute to graded for their participation participate  Ability to connect from Students can’t use the anywhere using the wiki simultaneously internet
    • Teacher responsibilities forEffective Wiki Spaces Provide educational setting with conflicts that learners can solve Concentrate on knowledge building instead of factual knowledge Allow students to fill in the gaps when it comes to wiki spaces postings Promote a safe on-line learning environment free of bullying and cheating, but with accountability and teamwork
    • Wiki Spaces as a student learningtool Students may plan details for a field trip Students can manage an Earth day project Students can plan a personal vacation using website links Students can create stories using the writing process Students can share information from gathering resources from their research
    • Surveys for Wiki Spaces Teacher Reactions Student Reactions “Students who usually get lower grades are now participating.” –Mrs.  Students are proud of Gardigean the research they find “A Glorified whiteboard.” - Amy Standen  “We can enhance each “Wikis works best when other’s content.” you trust your audience.”- Amy Standen  Students recommend “Wikis don’t go away, wiki to their other students can go back and teachers refresh their mind.” –Amy Standen
    • Classroom Activities from WikiSpaces Group Grading Reading List Student feedback for Teacher Summer Assignments History Lessons Teaching Manners Online
    • Examples of Website Wiki Spaces www.wikispaces.com Original Free website, good place to start, easy to build webpages http://pbwiki.com Peanut Butter Wiki, free, more private http://schools.wikicities.com High school online collaborative writing, free software for students to create writing projects http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com K-12 educational community https://animalinvestigations.wikispaces.com/ science wiki space created by Janelle McIntosh
    • Works Cited http://www.edutopia.org/ https://www.slideshare.net/ The Complete Guide to Wikis by T. Brian Chatfield Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and other powerful tools for classrooms by Will Richardson “Using Wikis for learning and knowledge building: Results of an Experimental Study” by Joachim Kimmerle Edcuational Technology & Society, 14 (4), 138-148 “Teaching note Writing with wikis: A cautionary tale of technology in the classroom.” by Debra E. Allwardt. Journal of social work education vol. 47, No. 3 (fall 2011) “Using Wikis to Deliver Professional Development” by Jessie F. Aranda. Distance Learning volume 8, Issue 2 “The failed Case of the Winston Society Wikispace: The challenges and oppurtunities of web 2.0 and teacher education.” by Jory Brass. Contempoarary Issues in Technology and Teacher education, 11(2)
    • About the AuthorMy name is Janelle McIntosh. In the fall, itwill be my seventh year teaching in earlychild education. My goal is to increasetechnology use in urban school systems. Ihave a husband and 2 daughters.Currently, I’m 9 months pregnant andexpecting another daughter by the end ofJune.