Wikis in the classroom


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  • Welcome Introduction about me… Role at Trinity School
  • The term "wiki" comes from the Hawaiian phrase, "wiki wiki," which means "super fast." I guess if you have thousands of users adding content to a Web site on a regular basis, the site could grow "super fast."
  • Common Craft Media is a site that creates videos in layman terms for technology. Here ’s an example of their version of a Wiki…In Plain English! A wiki is a Web site that allows users to add and update content on the site using their own Web browser. This is made possible by Wiki software that runs on the Web server. Wikis end up being created mainly by a collaborative effort of the site visitors. A great example of a large wiki is theWikipedia, a free encyclopedia in many languages that anyone can edit.
  • I love this quote…Learning by DOING…creates an experience and a memory. This can be done in MANY ways…not only through technology
  • We ’ve all been talking about 21 st century skills and education. Is any of this really new? Don’t you think that these have always been in place in education?
  • Wikis in the classroom

    1. 1. Wikis in the Classroom Collaboration, Communication and Creation Marsha Harris Instructional Technology Specialist Trinity School Danielle Klaus Instructional Technology Coordinator The Galloway School
    2. 2. Who are WE?
    3. 3. Who Are YOU? <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Where you’re from </li></ul><ul><li>Your Position </li></ul><ul><li>Experience with Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Why You ’re Here </li></ul>
    4. 4. &quot;Change before you have to.&quot;  - Jack Welch
    5. 5. Wiki What? <ul><li>What in the heck does “wiki” mean anyways? </li></ul><ul><li>Here ’s a hint… </li></ul>
    6. 6. Quick, Quick!! <ul><li>Ward Cunningham </li></ul><ul><li>1994 </li></ul><ul><li>QuickWeb-Quickly Editable Website </li></ul><ul><li>Hawaiian Airport- WikiWiki Shuttle </li></ul><ul><li>Dubbed WikiWikiWeb </li></ul>
    7. 7. Sooooo…. <ul><li>A Wiki is a Web page with an Edit button! </li></ul>
    8. 8. Wikis in Plain English
    9. 9. Why Wiki?
    10. 10. What’s the Difference?
    11. 11. Lets Chat… <ul><li>What pedagogical practices and styles of learning do you think that wikis would benefit? Can you think of lessons that would work effectively through the use of a wiki? </li></ul>
    12. 12. 21 st Century Students… <ul><li>Critical Thinking & Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration & Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Agility, Confidence & Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative, Action & Service </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Oral & Written Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis & Synthesis of Information </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity, Curiosity & Imagination </li></ul>
    13. 13. Have you heard of… Authentic Assessment Project Based Learning? Cooperative Learning? How can using a wiki support this type of learning?
    14. 14. Why “ I ” Use a Wiki <ul><li>Archive of my Lessons Year to Year </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability of my Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Access to All </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with Students and Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Project Source (school wiki) </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Communication and Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Student Portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>BECAUSE IT ’ S EASY and FREE! </li></ul>
    15. 15. My Wiki <ul><li> </li></ul>
    16. 16. Wiki Host Sites <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    17. 17. Profession or Pleasure? <ul><li>Knitting, candy, race cars, elephants, plastic…and perhaps combinations of all of the above! </li></ul>There are TONS of wikis about “random” things out there…for your professional development or pleasure.
    18. 18. <ul><li>Questions, Comments, Suggestions, Sharing? </li></ul>