Using wikis for pd

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Using wikis for pd

  1. 1. Using WIKIS for in-service professional development and as a resources bank Vicky Saumell Global Education Conference 2010
  2. 2. Wikis • Easy registration process. • Available everywhere, 24/7 • Easy alternative to website creators. • Personal selection of page name, colour scheme, background. • Possibility of adding multiple pages. • Public or private option. • Possibility of linking multiple wikis as one. • Possibility of tracking all changes made (by user) and reverting to previous versions • Multiple editors according to settings (by page)
  3. 3. Whatcanyouuse wikisfor? A school website A showcase of students´work A collaborative space for students to publish their work A space for teachers to share resources
  4. 4. What can you include in a wiki? You can UPLOAD Documents (.doc) PDFs Images Videos Presentations (.ppt) Audio You can EMBED Visitor stats widgets Voki Wallwisher Issuu Voicethread Jaycut
  5. 5. • Wetpaint Wikis applications •Wikispaces • Pbworks
  6. 6. Apracticalexample ISFA teachers wiki A page to share generic resources on PBL and specific documents for project planning and implementation in our school A page to share web 2.0 tools tutorials and ideas for use in the classroom A page to be used a a resource bank of all projects planned, including when used with which class. An individual page for each project, including project materials and comments
  7. 7. Generic resources and guides
  8. 8. Web 2.0 tools guides and tutorials
  9. 9. Projects
  10. 10. Benefits and drawbacks Drawbacks • Need to train teachers on how to use wiki • Need to remind teachers to upload materials in the beginning Benefits • 24/7 availability • Better use of staff meetings • Cooperative brainstorming of project ideas and plans • Materials available for reuse
  11. 11. My E-mail: My blog: http://educationaltechnologyinelt.blogspot.com My Twitter: vickysaumell My Skype: vicky.saumell My contact details

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