Wikis in the Classroom Collaboration, Communication and Creation Marsha Harris Instructional Technology Specialist Trinity School Danielle Klaus Instructional Technology Coordinator The Galloway School
Who are WE?
Who Are YOU?
Where you’re from
Experience with Wikis
Why You ’re Here
"Change before you have to." - Jack Welch http://www.ideachampions.com
What in the heck does “wiki” mean anyways?
Here ’s a hint…
QuickWeb-Quickly Editable Website
Hawaiian Airport- WikiWiki Shuttle
A Wiki is a Web page with an Edit button!
Wikis in Plain English
What’s the Difference?
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?
21 st Century Students…
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Collaboration & Leadership
Agility, Confidence & Adaptability
Initiative, Action & Service
Strong Oral & Written Communication
Analysis & Synthesis of Information
Creativity, Curiosity & Imagination
Have you heard of… Authentic Assessment Project Based Learning? Cooperative Learning? How can using a wiki support this type of learning?
Why “ I ” Use a Wiki
Archive of my Lessons Year to Year
Accountability of my Teaching
Access to All
Collaboration with Students and Projects
Project Source (school wiki)
Parent Communication and Sharing
BECAUSE IT ’ S EASY and FREE!
Wiki Host Sites
Profession or Pleasure?
Knitting, candy, race cars, elephants, plastic…and perhaps combinations of all of the above!
There are TONS of wikis about “random” things out there…for your professional development or pleasure.