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  • 1. Why Wikis?
    A Staff Development
    Karen Field
  • 2. What is a Wiki?
    • A collaborative environment
    • 3. A place to showcase student work
    • 4. A place to allow students to create understanding
    • 5. An interactive learning environment
  • Who’s Using Wikis?
    Business and Community Members
  • 9. How can you use Wikis?
    • Teachers can use a wiki space when creating a project; students use the wiki space to post information and to share with the class.
    • 10. Students can access the wiki space in and out of school.
    • 11. Teachers can monitor participation of all members of the group by reviewing the history.
  • Classroom Showcase
    • Links can be embedded into the wiki that directs students to look at other pages that their classmates have created.
    • 12. Teachers can take large chunks of material, divide into students groups, and allow the groups to create a wiki page that teaches the rest of the class that material.
  • Science Class Wikis
    Scientific Process
    Scientific Glossaries (student or teacher created)
    Reports on Science Project Results
    Problem Solving Sharing Environment
  • 13. Social Studies Wikis
    War Wikis
    Events in History (The Gold Rush, Women’s Suffrage, Civil Rights Movement, The Great Depression, The Dust Bowl)
    Who Shaped History (dedicated to historical figures)
    Presidents (students can create wikis for candidates)
  • 14. Math Wikis
    Students created explanation to specific math problems
    A space for students to work through complicated math problems
  • 15. Language Arts Wikis
    Book Highlights
    Periods in literary history
    Showcase for student creative writing
    Student created book talks
    Student created lessons on literary devices, vocabulary, or grammar concepts
  • 16. Wiki Sources