Teaching in Wikiland
An Introduction to Using Wikis in the
              Classroom
What is a Wiki?
   A website that allows
    visitors to add,
    remove, edit content
   Like a Word
    Document onlin...
Yes but can I learn to use it?
You can learn to use a wiki in 30-60 min.
There are several free sources for wikis.
What’s important about a wiki?
 Collaboration
 Hyperlinks
Wikis as Information Sources
What do you know about Wikipedia?
Wikipedia:
Wikipedia is:
 A free encyclopedia
 Multilingual
 Web-based
 Written collaboratively by volunteers


Most a...
Wikipedia
Using Wikis in the Classroom
   Collaborative Tools for group work/Projects
   Data Collection
   Research
   Group/In...
Free Wiki Sites
 PB Wiki
 WikiSpaces
 Wetpaint
Steps in Creating a Wiki
1.       Register as a user, it’s free
2.       Create a Wiki
3.       Set permissions and rights...
Introducing Wikis
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Introducing Wikis

  1. 1. Teaching in Wikiland An Introduction to Using Wikis in the Classroom
  2. 2. What is a Wiki?  A website that allows visitors to add, remove, edit content  Like a Word Document online  Easy to use and effective as a collaboration tool
  3. 3. Yes but can I learn to use it? You can learn to use a wiki in 30-60 min. There are several free sources for wikis.
  4. 4. What’s important about a wiki?  Collaboration  Hyperlinks
  5. 5. Wikis as Information Sources What do you know about Wikipedia?
  6. 6. Wikipedia: Wikipedia is:  A free encyclopedia  Multilingual  Web-based  Written collaboratively by volunteers Most articles can be changed by anyone Wikipedia has more than 3,210,000 articles
  7. 7. Wikipedia
  8. 8. Using Wikis in the Classroom  Collaborative Tools for group work/Projects  Data Collection  Research  Group/Individual Writing  Peer Review  Create a basic webpage with minimal skills  Publish and Share work
  9. 9. Free Wiki Sites  PB Wiki  WikiSpaces  Wetpaint
  10. 10. Steps in Creating a Wiki 1. Register as a user, it’s free 2. Create a Wiki 3. Set permissions and rights to enable sharing and collaboration  Public and anyone can contribute;  Public and people who become members can contribute;  Private and only invited people can contribute and view wiki 4. Add content and develop pages 5. Invite members by email Wikis provide a backup and will show who modified the content. This allows you to block or monitor who is posting what to your wiki

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