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  • Pbworks is a real-time collaborative editing system, also known as a wiki. A wiki is a website that allows the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages through a web browser. I will present the educational benefits to using wikis, the National Educational Technology Standards that wikis promote and references to wikis in the media.
  • There are many Educational Benefits of using pbworks as a classroom tool. pbworks is used in educational settings throughout the world. Wikis are now an integral process of teaching. Teachers and students in all grades from elementary to 12th can use pbworks for many different ideas.
  • 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. I will show how pbworks can be a valuable tool through class resources, collaboration, parent involvement, student portfolios and expanding students horizons
  • Teachers can publish syllabi, pacing guides, assignments, class notes, PowerPoint presentations , and more that students and parents alike are able to access at anytime from any computer. Teachers can also show off examples of student work, from excellent to what not to do.
  • Teachers can build wiki pages to start discussions, work difficult problems and encourage comments and student collaboration.
  • In pbworks, parents are able to stay involved in their child’s classroom without leaving their computer. They are able to view the same classroom resources, such as syllabi and notes. Parents are also able to see classroom needs, whether it is school supplies or information. Parents could also view and edit volunteer lists, such as for party planning or field trips.
  • students can use their pbworks wiki as a student portfolio. They can post content from different subjects, upload their homework and projects, and share their work with their classmates or friends around the world.
  • Since pbworks is available for anyone to use via the internet, students are able to Share and interact with others from the same school, district, or country to Classrooms from around the world!
  • Pbworks can be a great resource to implement the National Educational Technology Standards
  • The student standards include the following six areas:Students show creative thinking and create original work. Students work collaboratively to support individual learningStudents use digital tools to gather and use informationStudents use critical thinking skills to solve problems of their own or othersStudents must practice legal and ethical behavior when using a classroom wikiStudents also demonstrate understanding of technology concepts
  • The teacher standards include the following areas:Teachers must promote, support and model creative thinking and engage students in collaborative problem solvingTeachers must be able to design and develop learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and collaborationTeachers must be able to model their own work through technology. This can be done through pbworks by collaborating with students, peers, and parentsTeachers must also practice legal and ethical behavior when using a classroom wikiTeachers are able to engage in professional growth through the use of pbworks. They can interact and collaborate on wiki pages.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • 1. Introducing pbworks
    Jennifer Worrilow
    FRIT 8132
    November 18, 2010
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Classroom Resources
    Syllabi and Pacing Guides
    Assignments
    Class notes
    PowerPoint presentations
  • 7. Collaboration
    Discussions
    Work difficult problems
    Encourage comments and student collaboration.
  • 8. Parent Involvement
    Classroom resources
    Classroom needs
    Volunteers
  • 9. Student Portfolios
    Post content
    Upload homework and projects
    Share work
  • 10. Expand Horizons
    Share and interact with others
    Classrooms in same school
    Classrooms in same district
    Classrooms in same country
    Classrooms from around the world
  • 11. National Educational Technology Standards
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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
  • 14. Media
  • 15. 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.
  • 16. 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.
  • 17. References
  • 18. 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