A mini-workshop held at TESOL International Conference Boston, MA Friday March 26, 2010 Sarah Mantegna Secondary ESOL Resource Teacher Fulton County Schools, Atlanta GA
<ul><li>A shared online workspace </li></ul><ul><li>Appeared in the mid 1990s </li></ul><ul><li>Collection of interlinked web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Easily edited & expanded by any user </li></ul>Zorko, 2009
<ul><li>Easily edited & expanded by any user </li></ul><ul><li>Promote collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Promote democratic participation </li></ul><ul><li>Practical features give teacher eyes in the back of the (digital) head </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost </li></ul>Zorko, 2009
Make a free workspace easily as Peanut butter sandwich.
PBworks is an easy-to-use free web page that multiple people can edit, it’s based on wiki technology.
In the classroom, P B works is a free tool that empowers every student to participate in group projects.
James has assigned a team research project. What can he do to encourage the students to work together, share resources and create high quality work?
Converse Post ideas Respond Forum Write Publish Comment Create Publish Comment Converse Post Ideas Respond Share Edit Collaborate Engage Blog PBworks Three great ways to communicate with students
“ It's so easy to create a site to help guide students along with projects. I have found that it's a good way to make handouts available to students - I just point them at the web address. I post links to my PBworks Rockford's site so that parents can access project guidelines as well.” Justin Wylie Rockford High School
How can she make certain her online site is off limits to child predators? How can she be sure that her students won’t be drawn onto the web? Mary wants to be sure her students are protected from the wider internet.
<ul><li>You invite your students </li></ul><ul><li>E ach student has a </li></ul><ul><li>unique login and password </li></ul>
My Sheltered American Literature Class Wiki from Spring 2009 The wiki I have created for you to practice in
Knobel, M., & Lankshear, C. (2009). Wikis, digital literacies, and professional growth. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 52 (7), 631-634. Luce-Kapler, R. (2007). Radical change and wikis: Teaching new literacies. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 51 (3), 214-223. Zorko, V. (2009). Factors affecting the way students collaborate in a wiki for English language learning. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 25 (5), 645-665.