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Wikis: Getting Started


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A quick how-to guide about using wikis in the early elementary classroom.

A quick how-to guide about using wikis in the early elementary classroom.

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  • 1. Wikis : Getting Started Jeremy Brueck e-Learning Specialist e-Read Ohio Online Professional Development [email_address]
  • 2. Wikis
    • What is a Wiki?
      • Wiki is a website that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content usually in a Web browser.
      • Wikis are free online writing spaces.
      • Wikis use simple formatting rules--Like word processing.
      • Authors do not always claim ownership.
      • Wikis are published online.
      • Wikis provide a history and anyone can revisit prior versions of text.
    • Why are Wikis useful?
      • This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for mass collaborative authoring.
  • 3. Wikis are FREE!
    • Getting Started:
      • Wikispaces
      • Pbwiki
      • Seedwiki
      • Wetpaint
  • 4. Wikis in the classroom
    • A wiki “fan club” for you favorite author.
    • A virtual tour of your school as you study “our community.”
    • Collaborative book reviews or author studies.
    • A class “encyclopedia” on a special topic, such as animals or state history.
    • Create a Wikibook
  • 5. Tips for Using Wikis in the Classroom
    • Structure “e-tivity” like a “traditional” activity.
      • Have students complete a graphic organizer , draft, edit & revise before publishing work on wiki, blog, etc…
    • Teacher reviews content.
    • Teacher gives explicit directions.
      • Share expectations
      • Model
      • Foreshadow problems
    • Practice together.
  • 6. Animals Report Wiki Grade 1 Grade Level Indicators Report information to others. Recall information about a topic with teacher assistance. Utilize appropriate searching techniques to gather information, with teacher assistance, from a variety of locations (e.g., classroom, school library, public library or community resources). Language Arts
  • 7. Presidents Timeline Wiki Grade 2 Grade Level Indicators Identify sources used to gather information: a. People; b. Printed materials; c. Electronic sources. Obtain information from oral, visual and print sources. Compare: a. Forms of communication from the past and present; b. Forms of transportation from the past and present Place a series of related events in chronological order on a time line. Social Studies
  • 8. e-Read Ohio: Who We Are A product of e-Read Ohio at The University of Akron in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education. All materials are copy written and should not be reproduced or used without permission of e-Read Ohio. Project Leaders: Jeremy S. Brueck