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Wiki Wiki Wiki1

  1. 1. Professional Development Fall 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Wiki’s are easy to use. </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Companies such as Microsoft, Adobe and the FBI use wiki’s to collaborate on projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia is a common wiki that most people know with over 13 million articles. </li></ul><ul><li>The name Wiki comes from the Wiki Wiki airport shuttle in Honolulu. </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki means quick. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Allow for the easy creation and editing of web pages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No extra software required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotes meaningful topic associations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meant to involve visitors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses and universities use wiki’s as a place to collaborate on various projects. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>So Many! Where to start? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot; WYSIWYG &quot; (&quot;What You See Is What You Get&quot;) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security (Public or Private) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Controlling the changes made on our pages. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searchable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Making Edits to a page is similar to using a word processor. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>It is easy to make links using Wiki’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy and Paste </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link Button </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Internal Links </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Wiki’s allow us to create the home page for our classrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>This gives us a place for our students to start that we control and can change to meet our needs. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Wiki’s can be public or private. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private Wiki’s require a password to see content. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Wiki’s are open to the public to see, but not edit. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Usernames and passwords can be created for our students. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PBWiki does not require e-mail addresses for passwords </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>A main feature of wikis is the ability to undo changes made to a page. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Wiki’s are searchable. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is a search field on each wiki page that will allow you and your students to search the entire wiki as you would search the web. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>An opportunity for our students to collaborate on projects. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This means our students can create pages within our site. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increase our student’s knowledge of technology as well as our own. </li></ul><ul><li>A tool for assessing our students understanding of a topic. </li></ul><ul><li>A means to use links in the curriculum in our classrooms. </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Free? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many features are free. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional features cost $. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Wiki’s allow our students to collaborate and to see what other students create in a controlled environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are interested in seeing other student work. </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Our students will be competing in the future for jobs that require them to use technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase problem solving skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki’s give them the ability to become familiar with web technologies. </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Wiki’s give us another tool for assessing our students understanding of a topic. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating web pages of topics discussed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeing where our students find their information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How did they use the information? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Wiki’s will easily allow us to use the links from the curriculum and other web pages. </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>www.pbwiki.com </li></ul>

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