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Using wikis with EFL classes.

Using wikis with EFL classes.

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    • Fancy a wiki?
    • Wiki trivia
      • The word wiki means:
      • “ humanity towards others” in the Zulu language
      • “ fast” in the Hawaiian language
      • “ beam me up Scotty” in the Vulcan language
    • Wiki trivia
      • The word wiki is:
      • an acronym
      • a backronym
      • both of the above
      • neither of the above
    • Well-known wikis
      • Wikipedia – online encyclopedia
      • Wikicommons – copyright-safe material collection
      • Wikitravel – sub-division of Wikipedia
      • Wikibooks – open content textbooks
      • Wikibooks Junior – as above but for YLs and to be published in print
      • Wikispecies – free species directory
    • Listen to a wiki champion (Vicki Davis of Westwood Schools, Georgia) http:// westwood.wikispaces.com /
    • What can educators do with wikis?
      • Give students a virtual space for their work
      • Offer opportunities for online collaboration
      • Publish the results of collaboration
      • Allow students to publish “knowledge banks” for their school / of their own
      • Give students the opportunity to contribute to existing wikis – e.g. wikitravel or wikipedia.
      • Integrate with class blogs
    • Wiki points to consider
      • blogs and/or wikis?
      • opinion vs. fact?
      • micro vs. macro?
    • Visit a wiki
      • Wikipedia
      • http://www.wikipedia.org/
      • 5E4CS
      • http://5e4cs.wikispaces.com/
      • Westwood High School
      • http://westwood.wikispaces.com/