Webinar Plan What is a Wiki? Why use a wiki? How do wikis meet the NET*S? Explore educational uses of wikis Overview of PbWorks Create a basic PBWorks wiki
Wikis Defined…. What is a wiki? How would you describe a wiki? Type your definitions or descriptions in the chat box…
What is a Wiki? Ward Cunningham created the “wiki” in 1994.
A wiki is software that allows users to collaboratively create, edit, link, organize, and publish a website without any knowledge of HTML or special technical skills.
Three step process: Click edit. Make changes. Click save.
Benefits of Wikis… Wikis permit asynchronous communication and group collaboration. Wikis provide users with both author and editor privileges; the overall organization of contributions can be edited as well as the content itself. Wikis allow students to present information in a variety of formats; such as video, pictures, chat programs, polls, interactive posters, tables, etc. Wikis have a complete revision history and audit trail to track every change made to the wiki for easy assessment of the student. Post any other benefits in the chat box…
NET*S National Education Technology Standardswww.iste.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=NETS Creativity and Innovation Communication and Collaboration Research and Information Fluency Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making Digital Citizenship Technology Operations and Concepts Fosters 21st Century Skills http://www.p21.org
Challenges of Wikis… Privacy/security needs of minors Personal attachment to content Reluctance to post -Lack of confidence in writing skills -fear of not receiving credit for contribution -don’t like to edit other’s ideas or have their ideas edited -information accuracy Post any other challenges to chat box….
Wikis: Product or Process Wikis can be a product or a process! Product: Users tend to use the wiki as a consumer, as a reference or a resource. Process: Users tend to contribute to the wiki, collaborating with other contributors to create a dynamic product.
Wiki as a Product Users tend to use the wiki as a consumer as a reference or a resource. Wikipedia Collection of Resources on Dinosaurs, Civil Rights Movement, etc. Calendar of School Events Curriculum Meeting Notes These can all be accessed as a reference and can have multiple contributors creating these products.
Wiki as a Process Users tend to contribute to the wiki, collaborating with other contributors to create a dynamic product. Students can: CreatePublishCommentConversePost IdeasRespondShareEditCollaborateEngage
Wiki Examples Retapedia Wiki: retapedia.pbworks.com/Collaboration-with-Wikis Resource Collection-Science Enquirer: scienceinquirer.wikispaces.com/freestuff Teacher Collaboration wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/page/Teacher+Peer+Wikis Global Collaboration -Flat Classroom Project 2010: flatclassroom10-1.flatclassroomproject.org/ Check out our K-12 Educational Community at:http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis 50 Ways to use Wikis for a Collaborative & Interactive Class www.smartteaching.org/blog/2008/08/50-ways-to-use-wikis-for-a-more-collaborative-and-interactive-classroom/
How can you use Wikis in the classroom? Sharing these educational wiki examples can generate ideas of how YOU can use wikis in the classroom. In the chat box, brainstorm how you can use wikis in the classroom….
Educational Uses of Wikis
Engaging Students in Wiki Collaboration Create guidelines for behavior, content, deletion, and editing. Utilize your school AUP for wiki use. Establish a forum for problems should they arise. Be PROACTIVE not REACTIVE. Model examples of collaborative activities. Assign meaningful and authentic activities. Provide explicit directions and expectations for your activity. Define student expectations, roles, assignments, and assessment. Be patient and create a culture of trust. Post reminders and have checkpoints- short term deadlines- before final deadlines.
Resources on Netiquette Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Etiquette Digital Citizenship by Gerald Baily & Mike Ribble http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/
Comparison Chart for Wikis Comparison Matrix: http://www.wikimatrix.org
Important Features… Access Controls: Permissions Who can edit? Who can view? A public wiki allows anyone to see your content-- password required to edit. A private wiki is not accessible to the public-- password required to edit. PBworks includes workspace-wide access levels (Reader, Writer, Editor, and Administrator) Features you can embed or link : Bubbleshare, Slideshare, Vokis, TeacherTube, Clustrmaps, Bubble.Us, Videos, Podcasts, Blogs, live chat and more widget ideas at:http://retapedia.pbworks.com/collaboration-with-wikis