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How to use Wikis and Web 2.0

How to use Wikis and Web 2.0

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  • 1. Wikis In The Classroom By Scott Price
  • 2. Wikis In The ClassroomWhat is a Web 2.0? Web 2.0 is the move toward a more social, collaborative and interactive World Wide Web. “A Web 2.0 site allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to websites where users (consumers) are limited to the passive viewing of content that was created for them.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0
  • 3. Wikis In The Classroom Examples of Web 2.0  Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services, and web applications. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0
  • 4. What is a Wiki? A wiki is a Web 2.0 site that allows you to become an active participant: You can create or edit the site contents. You do not need special technical skills. All that is needed to get started is a computer with an Internet connection.  A wiki is continuously being revised and is a living collaboration whose purpose is the sharing of the creative process and product by many.  The word "wiki" comes from Hawaiian language, meaning "quick" or "fast." http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/
  • 5. Why Wiki? students develop writing and debate skills and exposure to diverse perspectives teacher can use as a central location for class material and media students can access, communicate and contribute to a classroom Wiki from anywhere at any time all grade levels can learn to use a Wiki promote collaboration among students and other classrooms while facilitating active learning
  • 6. Why Wiki? other Web 2.0 tools can be utilized and posted to a Wiki to create more interesting and fun Wikis that encourage student interest multiple free wiki hosting sites generate more student interest and promote social interaction easy to use and do not require advanced computer skills and knowledge  if you can utilize Microsoft Word, you can Wiki
  • 7. Today’s Objective Encourage the incorporation and use of Wikis in the Classroom Introduce other Web 2.0 tools and how these can be utilized with Wikis and other resources to create more interesting and collaborative lesson plans Discuss lesson planning ideas
  • 8. Pedagogical Uses of Wikis Collaborative storytelling  http://terrythetennisball.wikispaces.com/home Collaborative writing  http://www.slideshare.net/isahigueras/collaborativ e-writing-using-wikis Collaborative dictionary  students post the words and their definitions into the wiki  students add pictures and audio files of the pronunciation of each word  share and collaborate with other classes
  • 9. Pedagogical Uses of Wikis Students plan, develop and present projects Collaborative projects: http://andtothink.wikispaces.com/ http://crozetdigikids.wikispaces.com/ Civil+War+Novels
  • 10. Pedagogical Uses of Wikis Teacher can use to post Classroom assignments such as:  Notes  Worksheets  Handouts Host on-line e-portfolios of student writing Homework spreadsheet:  Central location for all assignments, project due dates, and upcoming events for the entire grade level. https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_164hj4tw6gf&pli=1
  • 11. Pedagogical Uses of Wikis Create a digital class book:  Assign each student a letter of the alphabet, word, or topic and a wiki page:  Each student builds a page about a word related to the class topic  Students can embed Glogs, upload photos and videos, and add text to their pages  Use wikis discussion thread for students to comment on each others wiki pages  Content ideas:  ABC wiki about any topic (page about a word related to the topic starting with each letter of the alphabet)  50 states  Chemical reactions  Historical people, places, or events https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_164hj4tw6gf&pli=1
  • 12. What Are Some Free Wiki Sites? Wikispaces.com http://www.wikispaces.com/ http://www.wikispaces.com/content/tea cher Pbworks.com http://pbworks.com/ Wetpaint.com http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/
  • 13. How To Create aWikiAccount on Wikispaces
  • 14. Create Bulk Users For Your Wikispace
  • 15. Helpful Tutorial LinksPbworks http://pbworks.com/webinars http://youtu.be/74cnTbyHdzQWetpaint.com http://youtu.be/6Xk8upBFCa
  • 16. Your Ideas/Open Discussion List three ideas/ways you think you could use Wikis in your classroom What do you see as barriers to the incorporation of Wikis in your classroom?  Time  Don’t see the benefit  Too Hard to Learn Given what we have learned today, do you still think those barriers are still valid or too hard to overcome?
  • 17. Web 2.0 Applications You Can Use With Your Wiki, Blogs, Smart Boards or Website Voki.com http://www.voki.com/ GoAnimate.com http://goanimate4schools.com/public_in dex DoInk.com http://www.doink.com/
  • 18. Voki
  • 19. Voki You can create personal Voki accounts for free Voki for classroom accounts for education: Classroom accounts cost $29.95/year 30 day money back guarantee Lesson plan database Lesson plans are free for anyone to use with or without a classroom acccount
  • 20. Ways to Use Voki in Education Have students make an avatar as a classroom introduction Poetry and music composition  Students create poems or lyrics that can be spoken or sung by their favorite avatar Present vocabulary list of words for correct pronunciation Foreign language  Students create short stories for their avatar to speak Student book talk  Use to review and summarize books Classroom newsletter  You can place a speaking avatar in a blog, email, website or wiki o http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&EntryId=624
  • 21. GoAnimate
  • 22. GoAnimate Create free personal account GoAnimate for education:  http://goanimate4schools.com/publicanimations  Lesson Gallery  You can access the lesson plan gallery with or without a classroom account  Classroom accounts starting at $99.00/year
  • 23. Ways to Use GoAnimate in Education Student presentations Teacher presentations Creative writing Introduce concepts on your Wiki page:  Vocabulary words  Math concepts/definitions  Books  Rules for the classroom/ bullying  Music
  • 24. Your Ideas/Open Discussion List three ideas/ways you think you could use Web 2.0 tools and Wikis in your classroom Do the additional Web 2.0 tools add value and interest to the Wiki and lesson planning? Will this create more interest and participation by your students? Does this create more interest for the teacher to use Wikis in their lesson planning?
  • 25. For The Artist In All of Us  DoInk  Create animations  http://www.doink.com/  http://vimeo.com/418037  http://vimeo.com/407282