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Wikis in the Classroom

Presentors
Tammy Gillmore
Rachel Newell
Drew Nolley
JimBob Turner
Introduction to Topic:
What is a Wiki?
➢

A website that allows collaborative editing of
its content and structure by its ...
Creating the Wiki:
The Birth
➢ “WikiWikiWeb,” 1994, 1995 -- Ward
Cunningham
➢ c2.com, first true wiki
➢ “Wiki Wiki Shuttle...
Top 10 Wiki Sites
1. Wikispaces
2. PBworks
3. Wetpaint
4. Zoho Wiki
5. FreedomShare
6. Wikia
7. Wikispot
8. Wiki-Site
9. W...
Why We Distrust(ed) Them:
The Teenage Years
➢Unreliable -- anyone can edit them
○ EX: Wikipedia
➢Problem areas (Denning, e...
Why We CAN Trust Them:
The 20s/Adulthood
➢Fairly strictly monitored

➢Most wikis will tell you when a text was last
edited...
(Wiki)pedia
➢ Most popular Wiki

➢ Most often used for quick facts
➢ Not recommended for research.
As a Think Tank...in class

•
•

•

Student Ownership
Teacher Creates
o Page per student
o Utilize discussion tab

Quiet s...
In this wiki each student has his/her website,
allowing him/her to post to that page.
As a Website
•
•

•
•
•

Wikis = Free $$

Similar to blogs, but provide a more efficient way to
organize information.
o Se...
As a Website

Rachel
For Collaboration
You are here...
gillmorepd.wikispaces.com
Choices...Choices!
PBWorks
● pbworks.com

Wikispaces
● wikispaces.com

Wikia

●

http://www.wikia.com/Special:CreateNewWik...
How to Create
1. Choose preferred layout. 2. Create an account. 3. You have a wiki!
To add info...
Now What?!
Now to Beautify...
Questions?
Works Cited
“The Teachers’ Guide to Wikipedia in the Classroom.” Teach Thought. 9 Oct.
2013. Nov. 2013. http://www.teachth...
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  1. 1. Wikis in the Classroom Presentors Tammy Gillmore Rachel Newell Drew Nolley JimBob Turner
  2. 2. Introduction to Topic: What is a Wiki? ➢ A website that allows collaborative editing of its content and structure by its users Use of the word “wiki” over time.
  3. 3. Creating the Wiki: The Birth ➢ “WikiWikiWeb,” 1994, 1995 -- Ward Cunningham ➢ c2.com, first true wiki ➢ “Wiki Wiki Shuttle” at Hawaii airport ○ “Wiki” = Hawaiian for “quick”
  4. 4. Top 10 Wiki Sites 1. Wikispaces 2. PBworks 3. Wetpaint 4. Zoho Wiki 5. FreedomShare 6. Wikia 7. Wikispot 8. Wiki-Site 9. Weebly 10.Google Sites
  5. 5. Why We Distrust(ed) Them: The Teenage Years ➢Unreliable -- anyone can edit them ○ EX: Wikipedia ➢Problem areas (Denning, et al 2005) 1. Accuracy 2. Motives 3. Expertise 4. Stability 5. Coverage 6. Sources
  6. 6. Why We CAN Trust Them: The 20s/Adulthood ➢Fairly strictly monitored ➢Most wikis will tell you when a text was last edited ➢Fairly accurate ➢Privacy settings ○ Blocks outside users
  7. 7. (Wiki)pedia ➢ Most popular Wiki ➢ Most often used for quick facts ➢ Not recommended for research.
  8. 8. As a Think Tank...in class • • • Student Ownership Teacher Creates o Page per student o Utilize discussion tab Quiet students become vocal and gather valuable ideas.
  9. 9. In this wiki each student has his/her website, allowing him/her to post to that page.
  10. 10. As a Website • • • • • Wikis = Free $$ Similar to blogs, but provide a more efficient way to organize information. o See a blog example here. Easy to update Store and organize information easily Collaboration tool with other people on projects o See a wiki example here.
  11. 11. As a Website Rachel
  12. 12. For Collaboration
  13. 13. You are here... gillmorepd.wikispaces.com
  14. 14. Choices...Choices! PBWorks ● pbworks.com Wikispaces ● wikispaces.com Wikia ● http://www.wikia.com/Special:CreateNewWiki
  15. 15. How to Create 1. Choose preferred layout. 2. Create an account. 3. You have a wiki!
  16. 16. To add info...
  17. 17. Now What?!
  18. 18. Now to Beautify...
  19. 19. Questions?
  20. 20. Works Cited “The Teachers’ Guide to Wikipedia in the Classroom.” Teach Thought. 9 Oct. 2013. Nov. 2013. http://www.teachthought.com/technology/teachers-guide-wikipedia-classroom/ “Can You Ever Trust a Wiki? ImpactingPerceived Trustworthiness in Wikipedia” 12 Nov. 2008. Web. https://www.google.com/search?q=definition+of+wiki&oq=definition+of+w&sour ceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8 http://wikis.wikia.com/wiki/History_of_wikis http://www.techlearning.com/default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=583
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