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Introducing pbworks Jennifer Worrilow FRIT 8132 November 18, 2010
pbworks.com Pbworks is a real-time collaborative editing system, also known as a wiki. A wikiis a website that allows the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages through a web browser.
Educational Benefits of pbworks pbworks is used in educational settings throughout the world. Wikis are now an integral process of teaching. Teachers and students in elementary-12th grade can use pbworks for many different ideas.
pbworks for Teachers & Students pbworks is a wonderful resource for teachers. They can create a class wiki to encourage critical thinking and real world communication. Students are able to stay engaged outside of the classroom and parents are able to stay involved. Class Resources Collaboration Parent Involvement Student Portfolios Expand Horizons
Classroom Resources Syllabi and Pacing Guides Assignments Class notes PowerPoint presentations
Collaboration Discussions Work difficult problems Encourage comments and student collaboration.
Student Standards Creativity and Innovation Communication and Collaboration Research and Information Fluency Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making Digital Citizenship Technology Operations and Concepts
Teacher Standards Student Learning and Creativity Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments Model Digital-Age Work and Learning Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
Wikis in the news There are many articles that promote the use of wikis in the classroom. One article from C&G News in Michigan shows how wikis are transforming the role that technology plays in the classroom. Budget issues are one reason wikis work so well. Also wikis are in the cloud, meaning they are entirely online with no software to purchase and install. Administrators and staff can collaborate easily without having meetings.
U.S. Department of Education The National Educational Technology Plan was published by the U.S. Department of Education in November 2010. The plan shows how IT applications are evolving in classrooms from around the United States. It even states that wikis can be tools to help group learning that can happen regardless of location or time. President Barack Obama has set a goal for the United States to restore its rank as first in the world in higher education graduates by 2020.
International Society for Technology in Education. (2010). Standards for global learning in the digital age. Retrieved from http://www.iste.org/standards.aspx U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology. (2010). Transforming American education: Learning powered by technology. Washington, DC: Retrieved from http://www.ed.gov/sites/default/files/netp2010.pdf Using pbworks in individual classrooms. (2010). Retrieved from http://pbworks.com/content/edu-classroom-teachers Wallace, D. (2010, November 3). District embraces wikis as learning tools. C & G News, Retrieved from http://www.candgnews.com/Homepage-Articles/2010/11-3-10/Wikis-learning-tools.asp