Wiki Classroom Integration ExamplePresentation Transcript
New Literacies for Early Elementary: Web 2.0 Tools to Support Literacy Jeremy Brueck, The University of Akron email@example.com
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Structure “e-tivity” like a “traditional” activity.
Have students complete a graphic organizer , draft, edit & revise before publishing work on wiki, blog, etc…
Teacher introduces content.
Teacher gives explicit directions.
Planning for Instruction
BEGIN and END with standards
Keyboarding OR Copy/Paste ?
What skills do your possess already?
What skills do your students need to learn?
What are your lesson objectives ?
Choose appropriate resources
Why use wikis?
Structure based on hierarchical subject divisions through:
new page creation
internal and external hyperlinking
Allow basic page formatting functions
Text editing (HTML editors)
Insert images, tables & lists
Schwartz, L., Clark, S., Cossarin, M., and Rudolph, J. (2004). Educational Wikis: features and selection criteria. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Vol 5, No 1. Retrieved July 1, 2008 from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/163/244 .
Free wiki resources
Private or Public
Should anyone be able to edit or just members?
How will you create accounts for all your students?
Create templates to easily replicate common wiki pages your students will need.
Go to "Manage Space.”
Click on "Manage Templates.”
Name the new template. You can create your template from a blank page or an existing page on your space.
Create a Picture Library
Upload files without adding them to a wiki page before students edit wiki.
Go to "Manage Space.”
Click on "List and Upload Files.”
Click "Upload Files" and then choose the file (or files) to upload from your desktop.
Click "Select" and the file will begin uploading.
Create your wiki pages and outline prior to class use.
Click "New Page" in the left sidebar.
Select the template to start from.
Create your new page. You can then edit your page based on the template or save it as is.
Limitations and Considerations
Simultaneous editing of one page in a lab setting presents challenges
Learning Center approach is more effective
Is an excellent monitoring tool
In a public space, only IP addresses are shown
Incorporating assessment into the wiki provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning while they are happening.
Use the DISCUSSION tab to create assessment questions.
Copy the URL of each question and link to it from the wiki page.
Free account allows 10 questions
Basic service is free
Educational pricing allows you to export & analyze results
Please post your questions in the comment section of this wiki.