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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 users Use of the word “wiki” over time.
    • 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”
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • (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 students become vocal and gather valuable ideas.
    • 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 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.
    • 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:CreateNewWiki
    • 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.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