The Power of Wikis ‘ I believe wikispaces is a refreshing new way of learning. I have never learnt like this before, and have found that I am reading through a lot of peoples comments. It also allows people to voice their own opinions, which they may not do in an ordinary class.’ Chris Manning 1 st Year BTEC National Diploma in Sport Student
Purpose? Times Up How would YOU use a ‘rewriteable’ web page or wiki to communicate with, challenge and inspire your pupils, students or staff? Time is against you?
Wiki Teaching Ideas Wikis Diaries, blogs and e-portfolios Publishing and galleries Discussions B Collaborate Authoring Communication C D E A
Power of N ‘ Having a boss is expensive’ Alan November Wikis enable learners to; Collaborate (AFL) Share (AFL) Be heard ‘ Wiki promote high performance team work rather than working through a chain of command than requires constant approval from an editor.’
Digital Citizenship Authorship Audience (and Privacy) Accountability (Page history and control)
Challenge and Inspire ‘ The end of learning is action, not knowledge.’
Engaging Learners ‘ Overall the Wikispace is beneficial to everyone using it. Students AND Teachers.’ Joe Reece-Long ‘ The wikispace helps students to learn from each others opinions and to help others learn as well by correcting their mistakes.’ James Davis ‘ I believe it gives the less outgoing students a chance to voice their opinions.’ Mitch Fear ‘ I learn a lot more due to the fact I’m reading information instead of it being talked into me.’ Josh Tear