Framework for 21st Century Learning http:///www.p21.org/index
Life and Career Skills Thinking skills and content knowledge Flexibility and Adaptability Adapt to change, be flexible Initiative & Self-Direction Manage goals & time, be self-directed Social & Cross-Cultural Skills Interact with others, work effectively in diverse teams Leadership & Responsibility Guide and lead others
Web 2.0 Tools: Definition Applications you can run in any browser (usually for free) Main characteristics are openness, collaboration, and sharing Any time/Anywhere access Examples Wikis, blogs, social networks, collaboration tools, communication tools, file sharing, etc. http://web20guru.wikispaces.com/Web+2.0+Resources
Wikis A group of web pages that are easy to create Editable but edits can be traced Private (by invitation) or Public (open to everyone) Updates are immediately published online www.smartteaching.org/blog/2008/08/50-ways-to-use-wikis-for-a-more-collaborative-and-interactive-classroom/
Creating Your Own Wiki Companies that offer ad-free wikis to educators http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers http://wikisineduation.wetpaint.com http://pbwiki.com/academic.wiki
Offers free upgrade for educators K-12 or higher ed Wiki spaces are free of ads Extra secure for students-No identifiable information
Word of Caution: ACCESS Students as editors: -Giving students editorial control will instill in them a sense of responsibility and ownership and minimize risk of someone adding something offensive. …It only takes one student to derail our good intentions… Recommendations: -Spend time going over rules and expectations and emphasize consequences (wiki page with list of expectations/rules)
Word of Caution-Pedagogical Concerns Role of the Teacher -Realize wiki participation as a democratic of knowledge creation. Research has shown that the more autonomy teachers give students in terms of negotiation the scope and quality of content they are creating, the better (Richardson, 2006) Students also reported increased reflection “It’s weird. I think about my book all the time now. Before, I only thought about my book when I read” . This came from a 5th grade at-risk student. (Koopman, 2010) Teachers who impose a lot of right and wrong on that process undermine the effectiveness of the tool. Koopman, B. (2010) From Socrates to Wikis. Kappan Magazine. V92 N4, p. 24-27
Educational Wiki Sample Wiki Home Second Block Page Third Block Page First Block Page Homework Readings Homework Readings Homework Readings There is no limit the number of wikis you can create on your site, no limit to the number of pages, edits and saved revisions.
The editing space This is just like typing into a word document. Whatever you write you can go back and edit at a later time. Complete the following tasks: 1. Write a welcome to your page (use heading 1 for the first line) 2. Provide some basic information on who you are, and where you work. 3. Explain what you hope to learn and achieve as a result of your participation. 4. Select Save to save the changes you have made to your page.
Adding links Place cursor inside editing space. Type a word or sentence Highlight text that will become link Click insert link icon Click on external link address and type URL You could also add a link to a picture
Add widgets “What’s a widget” A widget is any piece of media or dynamic content that you can embed in a wiki page.
Example: Video, table of contents, flash games, etc.
Step by Step Process (widget) Place cursor in editing space Select widget icon Go to You Tube and select video Copy embed code and paste it on space provided
Hands-on Activity Introduction page will contain general information about the park, a calendar, and a map (a promotional video, if available). This is your opportunity to tell the audience how much fun you had during your trip. Also, don’t forget to add the official park website. Page 1: Pictures – Insert a table and add pictures of Flora/Fauna or scenery (you may add collage from Vuvox.com). Add table of contents. Page 2: Links - Activities at the Park. List some of the activities visitors can do at the park. Don’t forget to add table of contents. Link pages 1 & 2 to your introduction page.