Wonderful World Of Wikis - Updated Feb 2010

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Wonderful World Of Wikis - Updated Feb 2010

  1. 1. Wonderful World of Wikis Chrissy Hellyer www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com
  2. 2. What’s a wiki? <ul><li>Adam Frey, co-founder of Wikispaces, describes wikis as: </li></ul>www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com <ul><li>A page with an edit button </li></ul><ul><li>easy+history+groups </li></ul><ul><li>Compared to a blog blog – stream of journal entries, a conversation </li></ul><ul><li>wiki – pages edited by groups </li></ul>‘ a web page with an edit button’
  3. 3. www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com
  4. 4. www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page
  5. 5. Pedagogical Uses of the Wiki <ul><li>Lesson Summaries </li></ul><ul><li>Notes Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction & Exploratory Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Think-Pair-Share </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Assessments (efolios) </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Organisation </li></ul>www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com From: Vicki Davis: www.coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
  6. 6. Why Wikis? <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Runs on older computers </li></ul><ul><li>Runs on slower internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Easy </li></ul><ul><li>Technology-enabled cooperative learning </li></ul>www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com
  7. 7. Introduction to Wikis <ul><li>Westwood School (Vicki Davis: CoolCatTeacher) </li></ul><ul><li>Code Blue (Kim Cofino) </li></ul><ul><li>ProjectFeelGood (K.Cofino & C.Hellyer) </li></ul><ul><li>Room231 </li></ul><ul><li>Global Collaborations (Inspired by Learning2.0 Shanghai 09 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Soar 2 New Heights (Y7 & Y8 Collaborative Wiki) </li></ul><ul><li>New7wonders (Y7 & Y8 Collaborative Wiki) </li></ul><ul><li>Room15 Wiki (Mr. Lindsay’s 6 th grade classroom wiki) </li></ul>www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com
  8. 8. The Basics of Using a Wiki <ul><li>Creating a space </li></ul><ul><li>Editing a page </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a link </li></ul><ul><li>Page history </li></ul>www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com
  9. 9. Good Wiki Habits <ul><li>Small edits </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Use the history </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss </li></ul><ul><li>Refresh before writing </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feed the edits for monitoring </li></ul>www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com
  10. 10. More of a Whiz? <ul><li>Try Tiddlywiki </li></ul>www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com
  11. 11. Which Wiki? Free Wiki Hosts www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com wikispaces P Bworks S eedwiki XWiki Wetpaint (paid version only now) (download) (formally PBwiki) (personal favourite)
  12. 12. Classroom Considerations <ul><li>Making student accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Private vrs public </li></ul><ul><li>Structure vrs free-form </li></ul><ul><li>Installation Options </li></ul><ul><li>Policy for wiki use </li></ul>www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com
  13. 13. Using wikis in the Classroom <ul><li>Make a wiki with wrong information – have students correct it </li></ul><ul><li>Students start a wiki on a topic – others in the class add to it </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Organisation (Hub) </li></ul><ul><li>International Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Maths Classroom Textbook </li></ul>www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com
  14. 14. Using wikis in the Classroom <ul><li>Collaborative writing: </li></ul><ul><li>Class newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>Story telling </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Correcting teacher samples of writing </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Other ideas for wikis: </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Group work </li></ul>www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com
  15. 15. Pros <ul><li>Web-based – no single student hogs the file </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone can easily contribute & edit </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can pop in to comment or monitor progress and see the variety and level of student contributions </li></ul>www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com
  16. 16. Cons <ul><li>Could be vunerable to hacking </li></ul><ul><li>Could inspire editing quarrels as groups negotiate content </li></ul><ul><li>Only one person can edit a page at a time </li></ul>www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com
  17. 17. Things to Think About Note: Different hosting sites have different degrees of functionality. <ul><li>What type of access have you granted to your wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the wiki you have set up appropriate for your age group? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you communicated with your parents and your principal? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you address the idea of Internet safety/security for students? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you monitor student activity? </li></ul>www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com
  18. 18. Cool Things to Embed in a Wiki <ul><li>GoogleVideo, Photostory, MovieMaker </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube, TeacherTube – www.youtube.com www.teachertube.com/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>Photobucket / Flickr - http://photobucket.com/ www.flickr.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Blip.tv - http://blip.tv/ </li></ul><ul><li>GoogleMaps - http://maps.google.com/maps </li></ul><ul><li>Clustrmaps – http://clustrmaps.com/admin/action.php </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter – http://twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo – www.meebo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Voki - www.voki.com/mywebsite.php </li></ul><ul><li>Odeo - http://studio.odeo.com/create/home </li></ul><ul><li>YackPack - http://w.yackpack.net/yackpack/index.jsp </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread - http://voicethread.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Bubbl.us – www.bubbl.us </li></ul><ul><li>Bubbleshare – www.bubbleshare.com </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare – www.slideshare.net </li></ul><ul><li>Splashcast – http://web.splashcast.net/console </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate - www.elluminate.com/index.jsp </li></ul><ul><li>Gickr - http://gickr.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Airset – www.airset.com </li></ul><ul><li>Toondoo – www.toondoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>WebsitePolls - http://www.free-website-polls.com/ </li></ul>www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com
  19. 19. Useful Links <ul><li>Wikispaces for Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>TeachersFirst Wiki Walk-Through </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki That! (Scroll down to: Good Ideas for the classroom) </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki in a K-12 classroom </li></ul><ul><li>What’s a Wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul>www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com
  20. 20. Questions & Answers www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com
  21. 21. Wiki Workshop Practical Exercises 1 & 2 www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com
  22. 22. Wiki Practical 1 <ul><li>Register for Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>Create a username & password </li></ul><ul><li>Join this wiki </li></ul>www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com
  23. 23. Wiki Practical 2 <ul><li>Add a title, highlight it & change to Heading 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Bold, italicize </li></ul><ul><li>Add bulleted items </li></ul><ul><li>Add a numbered list </li></ul><ul><li>Insert a horizontal rule </li></ul><ul><li>Insert a hyperlink to your school’s website </li></ul><ul><li>Upload a document or photo </li></ul><ul><li>Find a video on TeacherTube & embed it into your wiki </li></ul>www.wonderfulworldof.wikispaces.com

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