Amber Kowatch - REMC Connected Educator Series Wiki presentation
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What is a Wiki? wi·ki/ˈwikē/Noun:A Web site developed collaborativelyby a community of users, allowing anyuser to add and edit content.Source: Google “wiki definition”
Why Use a Wiki?Wikis are built formultiple users so itcreates the perfectenvironment forcollaboration andcommunication inthe classroom.
Getting Started My Classroom Any ClassroomDistrict Apple Wiki Wiki SpacesServer User FriendlyUse with iPads in theclassroom Free for EducatorsRecommended by Can be used on anyour Technology device with internet:Director iPads, laptops, desktops, etc...
Wiki ExamplesRegardless of the kind of wiki you have access to, thereare many uses in the classroom. In my classroom, ourwiki has become our classroom filing cabinet. It houseseverything my students need to learn. Vocabulary Words Writing Ideas and Spelling Words Strategies Science and Social Videos Studies Content Student Work Student Work Favorite Books Reading Strategies Educational Website Links
More ExamplesNot only do we use our wiki for content area practice, we also use it in other ways. Classroom Scrapbook Wiki Portfolios Communication with Parents Hall of Fame Classroom Website
Wiki PortfoliosEach of my studentshave their own wikiportfolio page.All personalpublished work,movies, and otherinformation go ontheir individual page.
CommunicationStudent and Student Comment on each other’s work Dialogue about what they have learned
Communication Student and Teacher Discuss what students know, want to know, and have learned Relay information about new concepts and learned concepts
Communication Parent and Student View child’s work on wiki portfolio Comment on student work and give well wishes for the day
Collaboration Wikis offer a new way to collaborate.Small group collaboration Cross group collaboration Students work together Students work in small to verbalize concepts groups and also cross and share them on the collaborate by blogging wiki. their progress on theirWhole group collaboration project and responding to other groups’ Students collaborate as progress. a class to brainstorm ideas and create lists
ReflectionPossibly the best benefit of using a wiki is that itgives my students the opportunity to reflect. Peer Reflection Self Reflection Content Area Reflection