Collaborating on the Internet with a student Wiki Developed by Susan Gaer  For Annual English Teaching Conference 2009
What is a Wiki? <ul><li>Its focus is on collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>It was named by Cunningham, who remembered a  Hon...
Features <ul><li>A wiki invites all users to edit any page or to create new pages within the wiki Web site, using only a  ...
Wikis in Plain English <ul><li>Wikis  in Plain English  </li></ul>
Wiki Ideas for ESL <ul><li>Collaborate between 2 schools or programs </li></ul><ul><li>book reports: students write a book...
More Wiki Ideas <ul><li>exercise wikis: students create exercises for each other  </li></ul><ul><li>project wikis: student...
Organizing Students for Collaborative Writing <ul><li>Given the versatility of wikis, there are many possible ways of grou...
Making a Wiki Step 1: Click on Get Started
Choose Education
Click Try it Now
Select Basic (Free)
Choosing A Name <ul><li>We are going to make a class wiki.  </li></ul><ul><li>Get into small groups and brainstorm names f...
PB WORKS Manual <ul><li>http:// pbworks.com/content/supportcenter </li></ul>
Add a Page and Collaborate  <ul><li>Start working on your page now. </li></ul><ul><li>Write you’re the address to access t...
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  1. 1. Collaborating on the Internet with a student Wiki Developed by Susan Gaer For Annual English Teaching Conference 2009
  2. 2. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>Its focus is on collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>It was named by Cunningham, who remembered a Honolulu International Airport counter employee telling him to take the &quot; Wiki Wiki &quot; shuttle bus that runs between the airport's terminals. According to Cunningham, &quot;I chose wiki-wiki as an alliterative substitute for 'quick' and thereby avoided naming this stuff quick-web.&quot; </li></ul>
  3. 3. Features <ul><li>A wiki invites all users to edit any page or to create new pages within the wiki Web site, using only a plain-vanilla Web browser without any extra add-ons . </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki promotes meaningful topic associations between different pages by making page link creation almost intuitively easy and showing whether an intended target page exists or not. </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki is not a carefully crafted site for casual visitors. Instead, it seeks to involve the visitor in an ongoing process of creation and collaboration that constantly changes the Web site landscape. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wikis in Plain English <ul><li>Wikis in Plain English </li></ul>
  5. 5. Wiki Ideas for ESL <ul><li>Collaborate between 2 schools or programs </li></ul><ul><li>book reports: students write a book report </li></ul><ul><li>collaboratively or individually to a book report wiki </li></ul><ul><li>brainstorming wikis: student use a wiki to brainstorm ideas for a project or assignment </li></ul><ul><li>poetry: students compose poems together </li></ul><ul><li>class wikis: students use the wiki as the class website </li></ul><ul><li>school history wiki: students collaboratively write a history of the school </li></ul>
  6. 6. More Wiki Ideas <ul><li>exercise wikis: students create exercises for each other </li></ul><ul><li>project wikis: students use a wiki to plan a project and present their work in a wiki </li></ul><ul><li>planning a party/barbecue/concert: students use a wiki to plan and divide duties for a class or school activity </li></ul><ul><li>the graduating class wiki: student use a wiki to keep in touch with each other after they graduate </li></ul><ul><li>quizzes: students construct quizzes for each other to respond to </li></ul><ul><li>short stories: students collaboratively write and develop a short story </li></ul><ul><li>letters to the editor: students write letters to the ‘editor’ on a current issue assigned by the teacher </li></ul>
  7. 7. Organizing Students for Collaborative Writing <ul><li>Given the versatility of wikis, there are many possible ways of grouping students for collaborative writing projects. The following are some examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the class as one big group; anyone can write to the class wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the class divided into sub-groups; students write within their sub-group, but their work can be read by anyone in the class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>joint writing projects involving different classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>joint writing projects involving different schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;community writing projects”, eg, a wiki for all students in a school or in a school district who are interested in NBA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>writing projects involving schools from different school districts or countries. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Making a Wiki Step 1: Click on Get Started
  9. 9. Choose Education
  10. 10. Click Try it Now
  11. 11. Select Basic (Free)
  12. 12. Choosing A Name <ul><li>We are going to make a class wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>Get into small groups and brainstorm names for the class wiki. </li></ul>
  13. 13. PB WORKS Manual <ul><li>http:// pbworks.com/content/supportcenter </li></ul>
  14. 14. Add a Page and Collaborate <ul><li>Start working on your page now. </li></ul><ul><li>Write you’re the address to access the Wiki on your handout </li></ul><ul><li>Go home and add to your page! </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on other pages </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Me questions </li></ul>Let’s keep in touch with this wiki!
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