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    1. 1. What a Way to Wiki! Presented by Phyllis Bartosiewicz http://waytowiki.pbwiki.com/ MACUL Conference 2007
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>What is a wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Why wiki </li></ul><ul><li>How-to wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Good things (for wikis) </li></ul><ul><li>Must see wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Read all about it </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is a wiki? <ul><li>A wiki (IPA: [ˈwɪ.kiː] <WICK-ee> or [ˈwiː.kiː] <WEE-kee>[1]) is a website that allows visitors to add, remove, and otherwise edit and change content, typically without the need for registration. It also allows for linking among any number of pages. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for mass collaborative authoring. </li></ul><ul><li>The fastest way to get text online. An online sketch pad. </li></ul><ul><li>A Wiki can be thought of as a combination of a Web site and a Word document. </li></ul><ul><li>its real power lies in the fact that groups can collaboratively work on the content of the site using nothing but a standard web browser </li></ul><ul><li>the second powerful element of a wiki is its ability to keep track of the history of a document as it is revised </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why wiki? <ul><li>Wikis make it easy for students to create web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis are great tools for collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>It’s easy to integrate multimedia with wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis give students authentic audiences </li></ul><ul><li>It’s easy to evaluate quantity and quality of student work </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis help students learn 21st Century information communication technology </li></ul>
    5. 5. Wiki issues <ul><li>Student online safety </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone with access can edit (wiki wars) </li></ul><ul><li>Student vandalism </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright violations </li></ul>
    6. 6. What can I do with a wiki? <ul><li>use as a tool for collaborative projects </li></ul><ul><li>prepare students to write collaboratively in a networked environment </li></ul><ul><li>easily contribute and edit </li></ul><ul><li>easily monitor student progress and offer feedback </li></ul><ul><li>observe the amount and quality of student contributions  </li></ul><ul><li>use to draft collaborative documents </li></ul><ul><li>quickly create project resource pages </li></ul><ul><li>host a poll </li></ul><ul><li>use for classroom peer review exercises </li></ul><ul><li>create a branching story   </li></ul><ul><li>use for student portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>use to focus classroom discussions  </li></ul><ul><li>have younger students create dictionaries or vocabulary lists </li></ul><ul><li>create cross-age collaborations across a school district </li></ul><ul><li>create a study guide for each unit of a course </li></ul><ul><li>collaborate with classes across the country or the world </li></ul>
    7. 7. How-to wiki <ul><li>Wiki tools: </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>PBwiki </li></ul><ul><li>Wetpaint </li></ul><ul><li>Seedwiki </li></ul><ul><li>EditMe </li></ul>  Multimedia   Images   Editing text   Font style choices   Templates   Allowing participants   Getting started PBwiki Wikispaces
    8. 8. Good things for wikis <ul><li>Way to Wiki on PBwiki - http://waytowiki.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>Compare wikis matrix </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki resources </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs on wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts on wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson plans for wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Educational wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High school </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Topical wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Other interesting wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based articles on wikis in education </li></ul>

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