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  • Wikipedia is the best example of a collaborative Wiki. There are over 2 million separate entries on Wikipedia and it exists in over 200 languages. It would be impossible for one person, or small group of people to produce Wikipedia. The current rate of edits per day on Wikipedia are around 400,000.

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  • Collaborative Teaching: Web 2.0:Wikis and RSS Feed Readers
    Ashlee Bueche
    Kristin Mikula
    Sarah Needham
    Stephen Johnson
    ART 331: Technology in Art Education
    Visual Arts Education
    Eastern Michigan University
  • What is a Wiki?
    A Wiki is simply a website where anyone can edit anything anytime they want.
    The Wiki most familiar to us is
    The concept behind Wikipedia is that “everyone together is smarter than anyone alone”.  
    Wikis put the power in the hands of everyone. Anyone can be the editor of a Wiki.
  • How can Wikis benefit students?
    Editorial control and responsibility
    Exercise and hone their ability to collaborate with one another
    Negotiate with one another
    Acts as a resource, showcase, or an articulation tool
  • How does a Wiki work?
    Wiki pages all have the same basic features
    ‘EDIT’ button
    ‘SAVE’ button
    Log in to Wiki page
    Click EDIT
    Enter content
  • How can a Wiki be used in the classroom?
    Demonstration of student knowledge
    Keeping students up to date on classroom activities
    Wikis can be used for any subject or topic:
    History of the community/school
    Class Wikis created by the students
  • Wiki Resources:
    Wikis in Plain English
  • What is an RSS Feed Reader?
    It is a quick and easy way to see the latest updates of your favorite blogs, websites, or wiki
    The user subscribes to whatever blog/website/wiki that is of interest to them
    Instant updates
    Saves time
    Familiar example of an RSS Feed Reader:
  • How to set up a Feed Reader…
    There are 2 simple steps for setting up a
    RSS Feed Reader:
    1. Get an account.
    You can get an account from:
    2. Set up subscriptions to your favorite
    blogs or news sites. 
  • How Feed Readers Work
  • Using RSS Feed Readers in the Art Classroom
    Some classrooms have Weblogs.  The Reader then allows students and teachers to keep track of updates fellow classmates have made to the website.
    Readers also allow students to search by topic.  On Google Reader, students can search for a topic they are researching in class and get the latest article updates.
  • RSS Feed Reader Resources:
    RSS Feed Readers in Plain English
  • References:
    • Common Craft. Wikis in Plain English. May 29th, 2007. Online Video Clip. January 18th, 2010.
    • Common Craft. RSS in Plain English. April 23rd, 2007. Online Video Clip. January 18th, 2010.
    • Davis, Vicki. Westwood Schools. November 30th, 2005. January 18th 2010.
    • Richardson, Will. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classroom. Corwin Press, California. 2009.
    • Wikis. January 18th 2010.