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Using wikis with EFL classes.

Using wikis with EFL classes.

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  • 1. Fancy a wiki?
  • 2. 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
  • 3. Wiki trivia
    • The word wiki is:
    • an acronym
    • a backronym
    • both of the above
    • neither of the above
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Listen to a wiki champion (Vicki Davis of Westwood Schools, Georgia) http:// westwood.wikispaces.com /
  • 6. 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
  • 7. Wiki points to consider
    • blogs and/or wikis?
    • opinion vs. fact?
    • micro vs. macro?
  • 8. Visit a wiki
    • Wikipedia
    • http://www.wikipedia.org/
    • 5E4CS
    • http://5e4cs.wikispaces.com/
    • Westwood High School
    • http://westwood.wikispaces.com/