In the classroom, a wiki 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 Wiki 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 PBwiki sites on 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.
YOU control who sees your wiki <ul><li>You set the password. </li></ul><ul><li>You choose who participates . </li></ul>
Educator wikis are free and never display advertisements NO ADS
Jamie wants to make certain her students act appropriately on line. Will her students write offensive comments ? How can she monitor her students activity?
You have a history of every edit You are notified of every change
No more “dog ate my homework” <ul><li>Edits are time stamped. You know who made changes and when they were made. </li></ul>
Wikis are Free and Easy to set up No IT department is needed!
<ul><ul><li>Simply create a password and begin </li></ul></ul>
<ul><ul><li>Set it up and it works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>just like typing in Microsoft Word </li></ul></ul>
Just like creating a Word document Easily insert Images and Video Just click and begin
Post a picture or a video in three easy steps Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 – You’re Done!!!
Teachers can make coursework and homework information easily available to both students and parents. With easy to use plugins you can create a calendar.
Quickly create new pages Templates designed with teachers in mind Unlimited pages for free educator wikis!
Our students have changed radically. Today's students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.
For more ideas check out the educator pages at pbwiki or wikispaces. You can find tips, suggestions, templates and a community of fellow teacher users. http://educators.pbwiki.com http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers
Join the more than 135,000 teachers who have used wikis for their classrooms, from elementary schools to Stanford and Harvard. <ul><li>http:// epochewiki.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>http:// mrlindsay.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://missb.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://cas100b.pbwiki.com </li></ul>
Educator wikis are free fast ready to use Wiki’s in and out of the classroom Ron Houtman – KCTC IT Instructor