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Wikis101

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Wikis101

  1. 1. Wiki-centric Classrooms Using Wikis to Organize Teacher and Student Work Presented by Amity Beane Dirigo High School
  2. 2. What is a wiki? What is a wiki-centric classroom? What tools are needed What are the ethics Make your own wiki Share/reflect
  3. 3. What is a wiki, anyway? • Wiki comes from the Hawaiian word for “quick”--wiki wiki means something is done quickly • Wikis are websites that facilitate publishing and organizing multimedia • Wikis can be private and password-protected or made open and public • Wikipedia is a well-known example of how wikis are public, communal ports of knowledge • Wikispaces is a web-host for wikis that offers free private wikis to educators • Wiki-centric classrooms are being used in k-12 and higher educational settings.
  4. 4. Wiki Examples Dirigo World Languages MSAD21 Spanish Vicki Davis
  5. 5. What Are Wiki-Centric Classrooms? Wiki-centric classrooms use wikis as: • A place to store data for assessment • A place to publish work • A place to organize ideas • A place to present final drafts • A place to keep a calendar • A place to host videos and screen-casts • A place to organize photos • A place to list resources
  6. 6. What tools are needed for a wiki-centric classroom? • One to one computers • Internet access • Accounts with different data services • Knowledge of how the web works • Off-line instructional strategies • Assessment rubrics for final drafts
  7. 7. What are the ethical issues of a wiki-centric classroom? • Teach that the network represents an ecology: something alive • The best filter is the human conscience-- teaching ethical behavior and modeling ethical behavior is essential • Teach source citation and copyright law • Protect creativity • The flow of knowledge has a human side • Protect the human side
  8. 8. It’s time to make your wiki .....
  9. 9. Share/reflect

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