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This is the powerpoin I used for the Wiki Workshop offered as part of the Tech Tuesday offering

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  • Part 1
    Theory & Pedagogy
    Intro to Wikis
  • What is a Wiki?
    Foundational Web 2.0 building block
    A technology created to solve a problem
    Lets anyone -- easily create and edit a website without worrying about versioning, permissions, ownership, HTML, complex formatting, etc. The goal was simple, collaborative creation.
    Digital Play dough
    A wiki is a body of ideas that a community is willing to know and maintain.
  • Video – What’s a Wiki?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
  • Video – Blogs v. Wikis
  • Common Uses for Wikis
  • Wikis you may have seen…
  • Some Other Uses for Wikis
  • Educational Uses for Wikishttp://www.smartteaching.org/blog/2008/08/50-ways-to-use-wikis-for-a-more-collaborative-and-interactive-classroom/
    Teacher/student collaboration
    Individual assessment projects
    Lesson Summaries
    Concept Introduction
    Exploratory Projects
    Knowledge Construction
    Dissemination of Important Classroom Learning Beyond the Classroom
  • Pedagogical Concerns…
    When edtech tools are matched up with Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy, wikis can be used to support activities at every level of the taxonomy: http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+and+ICT+tools#toc4
    http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+and+ICT+tools
  • Looking at Wikis in Educationhttp://teachersfirst.wikispaces.com/wikiex
  • Hands-on time
    Exploring wikis with LOPP
    Use your LOPP worksheet to explore these Wikis:
    • http://iclassroom.pbworks.com/
    • http://wardsworld.pbworks.com/
    • http://fifthgradeplants.pbworks.com/
    • http://grade3responds.pbworks.com/
  • Some Additional Classroom Wikis
    Active Student Use
    No Active Student use
    http://bookbuddyreviews.pbworks.com/ -- Student book reports
    http://littlewoodnatureguide.wetpaint.com/ - Student compiled nature guide
    http://spfractions.wikispaces.com/ - Math explanations
    http://pams50states.wikispaces.com/ - State reports
    http://school-is-cool.pbworks.com/ - Classroom portal page
    http://fiestawiki.pbworks.com/ - teacher uses site to posts his notes
  • Examples of PPS Approved Wikis
    Active Student Use
    Teacher Collaboration
    Student portfolios (samples of writing; culminating projects;
    Student collaborative writing (student written study guides, reference books; peer editing)
    Collaborate on lesson plans
    Sharing strategies and/or lesson resources
    Handbook/FAQ
    Curricular/Project teamwork
  • Hands-on time
    Mapping your Wiki
    • Talk to a neighbor about what you might use your wiki for.
    • Use Inspiration or Kidspiration to diagram what your wiki structure might look like.
  • Next Steps…
  • Part 2
    Setting Up Your Wiki
    Intro to Wikis
  • Review from Session 1
    Wikis
    PPS Wiki Guidelines
    Can be used for many things
    Support Blooms Taxonomy as recently revised for 21st century skills
    Are considered an extension of the classroom
    Should be used for active student use
  • Examples of PPS Approved Wikis
    Active Student Use
    Teacher Collaboration
    Student portfolios (samples of writing; culminating projects;
    Student collaborative writing (student written study guides, reference books; peer editing)
    Collaborate on lesson plans
    Sharing strategies and/or lesson resources
    Handbook/FAQ
    Curricular/Project teamwork
  • Hands-on time
    Creating your wiki
  • Creating your Wiki
  • Workspace Security Settings
  • Anatomy of a Wiki Page
    Navigation:
    • Front Page (x2)
    • Search
    • Navigator
    • Sidebar
    Menu Bar:
    • Creating a new page
    • Uploading files
    • Full screen view
    Web 2.0 features
    • Page history
    • Comments
    • 2 sides – seen and unseen
  • Account settings
  • Workspace Preferences
  • Changing passwords
  • Wiki Settings
    Colors – change the color of your pages
    Logo (*) – upload a logo for your page
    Backup (*) – create a backup copy of your wiki
  • User accounts
    Five different levels
    Administrator –Administrators can rename, delete and change permissions on just about anything in the wiki. Admins alone have access to the workspace's Settings page and are also the only ones who can change page and folder level security settings. Admins are the only ones who can see Hidden pages or edit Locked pages. For PPS, the Administrator must be the teacher responsible for the wiki – the one who makes the original application. PPS wikis can only have one administrator (unless prior permission is given).
    Editor - Editors are highly privileged Writers. They can rename or delete pages, files and folders. Editors should be highly trusted, since they can delete your data irrevocably.
    Writer - The recommended default for students. Writers can edit pages and revert pages to previous versions. They can also upload new files and create new pages. Writers cannot perform any action that cannot be undone.
    Readers - Readers cannot make any modifications at all to a workspace, except for commenting on pages. They can view pages, RSS feeds, and files. They can also see the history of changes that have been made to a page. Admins can disable commenting by Readers on the workspace security page.
    Page Level - these users have no special access to any part of the workspace until they are explicitly given access to a page or a folder with the Custom Security setting. This feature allows you to give individual users up to Editor level permissions on a single page (or group of pages in a folder) without giving them access to any other part of the workspace. This feature is only available once you have an upgraded wiki.
  • Wiki Settings
    Workspace security – the same options we looked at when you made your wiki. Best Practice/PPS guidelines:
    Anyone can view the workspace – authentic audience
    Only approved people can edit – moderation of wiki editing and controlling the number of licenses
    Access requests – do not allow additional users require additional licenses
    Allow commenting for readers (as appropriate) – You’ll want students to be able to comment on each other’s work.
  • Wiki Settings
    Notifications and RSS – Allows wiki to notify people when changes are made to your wiki. Best Practice/PPS guidelines:
    Email notifications – Required. This allows you to moderate the changes students make on the wiki.
    Allow users to access the RSS feed – Your discretion. Interested parents might use this to follow changes on your wiki…
  • Wiki Settings
    Developer Interface – Advanced settings for programmers…DON’T touch these unless you are absolutely sure that you know what you are doing. These changes are irrecoverable.
    License – Tells you if your wiki has been upgraded.
  • Pages & Files
    Pages and Files
    All pages that exist on the wiki
    All files that have been uploaded
    All folders that have been created
    Create new pages and folders
    Upload files
    Upgrade allows:
    Page creation from files
    Folder/page security
  • Hands-on time
    Look at the pages in your Wiki:
    • Do you need to add some?
    • D you need to delete some?
    Do you need some folders?
  • Editing your Wiki
    • Most controls mimic MS Word
    • Special “buttons”
    • Horizontal line
    • Remove formatting
    • View HTML source code
    • Spell check
    • Plugins
    Tip: No right clicking - CTRL + C is the shortcut for “copy” ; CTRL + V is the shortcut for “paste”
    Don’t forget to Save!!
  • Plugins
    Calendar
    Slideshare
    HTML
    Google Gadgets
    Page Information
    Table of Contents
    Visitors
    LaTeX commands
    Page footnotes
    Slide.com
    Youtube; Teachertube; Fliqz – direct upload
    Skype
    Voki
  • Other “Stuff”
    Editing
    Insert links
    Upload files
    Page options
    File
    Tag
    Security (upgrade feature)
  • Hands-on time
    Creating a practice page
    • Find a video on PPS Learning community, or teachertube
    • Embed the video on a page
    • Add a picture to the page
    • Tag the page as “practice”
    • Create a “sandbox” folder
    • Put the practice page in the folder
  • Wikis and Students
    Student Accounts -
    Pseudonyms
    Internet Safety Materials
    NetSmartz - http://www.netsmartz.org/educators.htm
    CyberSmart - http://cybersmartcurriculum.org/
    Ikeepsafe - http://www.ikeepsafe.org/iksc_educators/
    Prof. Garfield – Prof Garfield
    Wiki Agreements
  • Additional Sources for help