Using pb works in the classroomPresentation Transcript
Using PBWorks in the Classroom By Jason Horadam
What is a wiki? First wiki - wikiwikiweb – Ward Cunnigham Hawaiian word for quick – quick web Collaboration tool Sharing Linkages
Why use a wiki in my classroom? Children have a sense of ownership Ideas are explored in detail and expanded upon Great for digital portfolios A place for sharing work and ideas Can be worked on from home and school
How are wikis used outside of education? Wikipedia is the most well known and used wiki to date. Let’s look at the way a Wikipedia page is set up to help us understand how to set up our PBWorks pages. George W. Bush learns to use Wikipedia
Very popular for education Has a discussion tab on each page Same functions basically as PBWorks DET has it blocked for student access Example of a wikispaces wiki
What can my class do with PBWorks? Class Resources - Publish class notes, PowerPoint lectures, schedules and policies; show off examples of great student work. Group Projects - Build collaborative pages, start discussions and encourage comments. Parent Outreach - Keep parents involved. Post assignments, key dates and volunteer lists. All available at home, from work, or anywhere. Student Portfolios - Give students their own page to post content, upload homework, and share their work. Expand Horizons - Share and interact with other classrooms or groups, across town or around the world. Looking for more ideas? Check out our educator community to see what real teachers are doing with PBworks in their classrooms.
PBWorks Plans PBWorks has three options for teachers to consider.
Signing up to PBWorks Be careful when choosing your subdomain name as it can’t be changed once the account is set up.
Signing your kids up to PBWorks Go to settings tab Click ‘Classroom accounts’ Select the number of children you wish to add Select their permission level – writer would be sufficient to stop them deleting important data Record names and adjust usernames Don’t use full surnames Print out passwords
Important Note Ensure that kids do not go to www.pbworks.com and try to log in as they will not be able to. They need to go to the URL for your workspace eg. www.mrhoradam.pbworks.com
Permissions Classroom and Campus editions allow you to grant specific permissions to users Five permission levels in PBWorks: Administrator Editor Writer Reader Page Level Only
Permissions cont. Access workspace security options via ‘Settings’ tab You can also edit permissions on any individual page as the administrator via the menu on the right hand side of the page ‘Control access to this page’ options
Settings Using the settings tab you can modify: Details of the wiki Colour scheme Import a school logo Export a zip file of all pages and content for a personal backup