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Why wikis
Why wikis
Why wikis
Why wikis
Why wikis
Why wikis
Why wikis
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Why wikis
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  • 1. Why Wikis?<br />A Staff Development <br />By <br />Karen Field<br />
  • 2. What is a Wiki?<br /><ul><li>A collaborative environment
  • 3. A place to showcase student work
  • 4. A place to allow students to create understanding
  • 5. An interactive learning environment</li></li></ul><li>Who’s Using Wikis?<br /><ul><li>Elementary
  • 6. Middle
  • 7. High School
  • 8. Colleges </li></ul>Business and Community Members<br />
  • 9. How can you use Wikis?<br /><ul><li>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.</li></li></ul><li>Classroom Showcase <br /><ul><li>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.</li></li></ul><li>Science Class Wikis<br />Scientific Process <br />Scientific Glossaries (student or teacher created)<br />Reports on Science Project Results<br />Problem Solving Sharing Environment<br />
  • 13. Social Studies Wikis<br />War Wikis <br />Events in History (The Gold Rush, Women’s Suffrage, Civil Rights Movement, The Great Depression, The Dust Bowl)<br />Who Shaped History (dedicated to historical figures)<br />Presidents (students can create wikis for candidates)<br />
  • 14. Math Wikis<br />Students created explanation to specific math problems <br />A space for students to work through complicated math problems <br />
  • 15. Language Arts Wikis<br />Book Highlights<br />Periods in literary history <br />Showcase for student creative writing<br />Student created book talks <br />Student created lessons on literary devices, vocabulary, or grammar concepts<br />
  • 16. Wiki Sources<br />http://dedworthmaths.pbworks.com/assignment1<br />http://wik.ed.uiuc.edu/index.php/Wiki_in_a_K-12_classroom<br />http://collaborationnation.wikispaces.com/<br />http://lovettresourcenetwork.wiki.lovett.org/Wikis<br />http://mathgoodies.blogspot.com/<br />http://www.mathcasts.org/<br />http://cacpeaceday.wikispaces.com/HS+Web+Design<br />http://beaconhouse.wikispaces.com/Student+Created+wikis<br />http://www.tinkertech.net/tutor/webproject/htmlrubric.htm<br />

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