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wikis in language classes

  1. 1. Collaborative Activities Through PBwiki Beyza YILMAZ İstanbul, 2007 [email_address]
  2. 2. Wiki <ul><li>The name was based on the Hawaiian term wiki wiki , meaning &quot;quick&quot; or &quot;super-fast&quot; . Sometimes wikiwiki or WikiWiki are used instead of wiki . </li></ul><ul><li>A single page in a wiki is referred to as a ‘wiki page, ’ while the entire body of pages is called ‘the wiki. ’ </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The world’s largest encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>Launched in 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>T housands of entries in 200+ languages </li></ul>Wikipedia as the largest wiki
  4. 4. Why is it a good idea to use Wikis? <ul><li>Asynchronous tool </li></ul><ul><li>Really quick. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use without knowing HTML – you just need to click on buttons and write entries. </li></ul><ul><li>Work in collaboration. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What can we do? <ul><li>Allow visitors to add, remove, edit and change content of the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Link many pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the changes with RSS Feeds. </li></ul><ul><li>Publish our students projects – motivation. </li></ul><ul><li>Add widgets. </li></ul><ul><li>Add videos. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Make a free wiki as easily as a peanut butter sandwich .
  7. 7. <ul><li>You can add; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unlimited pages & unlimited revisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Gadgets ( http://www.google.com/ig/directory?synd=open ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat Room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yackpack voice chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File uploading (10 MB for free) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Point and Click Editor </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Let’s explore PBwiki... </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Some sample wikis: </li></ul><ul><li>Beyza’s class wiki </li></ul><ul><li>http://bahcesehira2h.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://bahcesehira2m.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://bahcesehirb1h.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>Tips and Tricks Week 5 Wiki: </li></ul><ul><li>http://wikiteachinglearningtips.pbwiki.com </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>You can create your own wikis by visiting </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pbwiki.com </li></ul>
  11. 11. How do you think you can use wikis with your students in you own teaching contexts? <ul><li>Answer the question in the reflection part of our wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>http://wikiteachinglearningtips.pbwiki.com </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>THANK YOU  </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Beyza YILMAZ </li></ul><ul><li>beyza.yilmaz @ bahcesehir .edu.tr </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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