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  • Get Wiki with It!!!!!
    • An Introduction to Using Wikis in the Classroom
    • By Bill Gaskins
    Special Thank sAubri Keleman
  • Teaching with Wikis
    • Objectives:
    • Introduce wikis and present
    • Wikis as information sources
    • Wikis as professional tools for teachers
    • Ideas for using wikis with students
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  • What is a Wiki?
    • A piece of software
    • Like a word document online
    • A page anyone can edit
  • Yes but can I learn to use it?
    • You can learn to use a wiki in 30-60 min.
    • There are several free sources for wikis.
  • What’s important about a wiki?
    • Collaboration
    • Hyperlinks
  • Wikipedia:
    • Wikipedia is:
    • A free encyclopedia
    • Multilingual
    • Web-based
    • Written collaboratively by volunteers
    • Most articles can be changed by anyone
    • Wikipedia has more than 3,210,000 articles
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  • Wikis as Information Sources
    • What do you know about Wikipedia?
  • Wikipedia
  • Wikipedia
  • Wikis as Information Sources
    • Nature magazine carried out an expert-led
    • investigation of Wikipedia comparing it to
    • Britannica.
    • “ The exercise revealed numerous errors in
    • both encyclopedias, but among 42 entries
    • tested, the difference in accuracy was not
    • particularly great: the average science entry
    • in Wikipedia contained around four
    • inaccuracies; Britannica, about three.”
    • (Giles, 2005, 1)
  • Wikis as Information Sources
    • University of Buffalo professor Alex Havelis
    • created 13 errors on various posts of
    • Wikipedia. All were fixed within a couple of
    • hours.
    • During the tsunami, Wikipedia was called
    • “ the most comprehensive source
    • on the web.”
    • ( Richardson, 2005,2)
  • Wikis as Information Sources
    • Wikipedia or Whackypedia…
  • Wikijunior
  • Wikijunior
  • Wikis as Professional Tools for Teachers
    • Wikis support collaborative projects by:
    • Teachers
    • School board members
    • Schools
    • .
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  • Wikis in Elementary and Middle Schools
    • Wikis in upper elementary school have been
    • used for collaborative writing:
    • Class newspaper
    • Story telling
    • Poetry
    • Correcting teacher samples of writing
    • Classroom wikipedia
    • Other ideas for wikis:
    • Brainstorming
    • Group work
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  • Buckman Arts Magnet Elementary School
  • Sample for First Grade
  • How might students use wikis?
    • As information sources
    • As collaborative tools for group work
    • As an authentic reason to write and read
    • As a way to publish and share work
  • Information Literacy Lessons Related to Wikis
    • Kindergarten:
    • How to type
    • How to use a mouse
    • How to paste a picture in a wiki ABC book
    • Grade three:
    • How to edit a wiki
    • How to add to the class wikipedia
  • Information Literacy Lessons Related to Wikis
    • Grade 7:
    • Using wikis on a collaborative project
      • (A single lesson could be on respect in wikiland)
    • Evaluating wikipedia as a resource
    • Adding to wikijunior or wikipedia
  • PbWiki
  • PbWiki
  • Seedwiki
  • Get Wiki With It Bill Gaskins Carvers Bay Middle School [email_address] www.bloggingonthebay.org