Wikis in Education

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Wikis in Education

  1. 1. Wikis In Education By: Maureen Selleroli Media Specialist
  2. 2. Wiki - comes from the Hawaiian word meaning “quick”
  3. 3. What is a Wiki ? <ul><li>A web page that can be used for educational uses </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can edit, delete or modify the content </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages engaging and interactive collaboration between students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Its FREE </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages creativity </li></ul>
  4. 4. Some Wiki Sites Available <ul><li>Pbwiki- http://www.pbwiki.com/education.wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Wetpaint- http://www.wetpaint.com/page/education </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces- </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Pbwiki - Log In http://www.pbwiki.com/education.wiki
  6. 6. PBwiki – Examples to visit: <ul><li>A booktalk wiki – </li></ul><ul><li>http://booktalk.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>A elementary school homepage wiki – </li></ul><ul><li>http://villagewiki.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>A technology instruction wiki – </li></ul><ul><li>http://thesandbox.pbwiki.com </li></ul>
  7. 7. Wetpaint-Log In http://www.wetpaint.com/page/education
  8. 8. Wetpaint Wiki - Examples to visit <ul><li>An elementary media center homepage – http://wilburn.wetpaint.com </li></ul><ul><li>A 100 Day Project wiki – http://100thday.wetpaint.com </li></ul><ul><li>A elementary math wiki – http://primarymath.wetpaint.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. Wikispaces- http://www.wikispaces.com/
  10. 10. Wikispaces- Examples to visit: <ul><li>A book study- http://mysideofthemountain.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>An author study – http://salutetoseuss.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>A collaborative story writing activity- http://room4-wiki.wikispaces.com </li></ul>
  11. 11. Wiki Project Ideas <ul><li>Classroom weekly newsletter: Teachers can use a wiki to keep students and parents up to date on what is going on in the classroom. The weekly newsletter can be edited and modified by either teacher or student. NJCCCS#3.1, 3.2,8.1,8.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Study guides for any subject: Teachers and/or students can edit and modify content for study guides for a particular unit or lesson of study. NJCCCS# 3.1,3.2,8.1,8.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Group projects that can be set to private: Students can create collaborative projects without needing each others private log in password or username. NJCCCS# 3.1,3.2,8.1,8.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Booktalks or book reviews: Teachers and students can write book reviews or book talk about a certain title to generate reading interests. NJCCCS# 3.1,3.2,8.1,8.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Battle of the Book questions : students can write comprehensive questions that others can use to review, refresh, and study for the Battle of the Books. NJCCCS#3.1, 3.2,8.1,8.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Technology instruction step by step page: a webpage can be created to instruct users on how to use technological software and hardware. NJCCCS# 8.1,8.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative classroom story: Teachers can post a writing prompt that students can then add to create a classroom story. NJCCCS# 3.2,8.1,8.2 </li></ul>

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