Using WIKIS for in-service professional development and as a resources bank Vicky Saumell Global Education Conference 2010
Easy registration process. Wikis
Available everywhere, 24/7
Easy alternative to website creators.
Personal selection of page name, colour scheme, background.
Public or private option.
Possibility of adding multiple pages.
Possibility of linking multiple wikis as one.
Multiple editors according to settings (by page)
Possibility of tracking all changes made (by user) and reverting to previous versions
What can you use wikis for?
What can you include in a wiki?
Wikis applications Wetpaint
ISFA teachers wiki A page to share generic resources on PBL and specific documents for project planning and implementation in our school A practical example 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
Generic resources and guides
Web 2.0 tools guides and tutorials
Benefits and drawbacks Benefits
Better use of staff meetings
Cooperative brainstorming of project ideas and plans
Materials available for reuse
Drawbacks Need to train teachers on how to use wiki Need to remind teachers to upload materials in the beginning
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