▫ Web 2.0 • Web 2.0 is associated with web applications that ▫ facilitate interactive information sharing ▫ interoperability ▫ user-centered design ▫ collaboration on the World Wide Web
Web 2.0 • Web 2.0 include ▫ web-based communities ▫ hosted services ▫ web applications ▫ social-networking sites ▫ video-sharing sites ▫ wikis ▫ blogs ▫ mashups ▫ folksonomies
Wiki • A wiki is a website that allows a group of people to create and edit the website contents without any special technical knowledge or tools. • “wiki” = Hawaiian for quick or fast. Or, “What I know is”.
Why Use a Wiki?• Allows for pedagogical strategies ▫ Cooperative learning ▫ Active learning ▫ Project-based learning ▫ Authentic instruction ▫ Inquiry ▫ Constructivism ▫ Differentiated instruction
Pedagogy of a Wiki-Centric Classroom Classroom Instruction Teacher Student Created Created Wiki Online Online Content Content Cooperative Learning
Pbwiki and Pbworks • Pbwiki, a startup that specializes in helping businesses, non-profits, and educational institutions collaborate via wikis. • Name change from Pbwiki to Pbworks reflects the company’s expansion into offerings and functionality that extend beyond just a wiki. That is his history.
Why use Pbworks in Education? • Education Features ▫ Encourage classroom participation ▫ Encourage group projects ▫ Keep a complete audit trail ▫ Invite Students easily ▫ Collaborate with fellow educators
• Security Features ▫ Access Controls ▫ Page- and Folder-level Access (Premium) ▫ Hideable and Lockable Pages (Premium)
How to use Pbworks in Education?• Pbworks Plugin
• Encourage classroom participation 8th grade reading Journals Nice folks in Tamil Nadu
• Share class resources Grant School Technology CE5150