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.
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