Wikis for Teachers
Wikis for Teachers <ul><li>What is a wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>Why use a wiki? </li></ul...
What is a wiki? <ul><li>What is a wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>A web site that lets any visitor become a participant:  you can ...
Wiki – How does it work? Watch YouTube – “Wikis in Plain English”  http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =-dnL00TdmLY   (4 mins)
Wiki – Why use it? <ul><li>For writing development </li></ul><ul><li>Debating course topics, assigned readings </li></ul><...
Sample wikis <ul><li>These sites demonstrate how teachers and their students  </li></ul><ul><li>are using wikis to enhance...
Wikis at Ipswich Library <ul><li>Remember When … : Memories of Ipswich (A collaborative, web based story writing project b...
Wiki Hands-on <ul><li>Free online wiki :  </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces  ( http://wikispaces.com )  This site offers educat...
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Wikis For Teachers

  1. 1. Wikis for Teachers
  2. 2. Wikis for Teachers <ul><li>What is a wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>Why use a wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis for the classroom – some examples </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis at Ipswich Library </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a wiki? <ul><li>What is a wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>A web site that lets any visitor become a participant:  you can create or edit the actual site contents without any special technical knowledge or tools. </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki is continuously “under revision.” It is a living collaboration whose purpose is the sharing of the creative process and product by many. </li></ul><ul><li>All you need is a computer with an Internet connection. </li></ul><ul><li>One famous example is Wikipedia , an online encyclopedia with no “authors” but millions of contributors and editors. </li></ul><ul><li>The word &quot;wiki&quot; comes from Hawaiian language, meaning &quot;quick&quot; or &quot;fast.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>(From Wiki Walk-Through - http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wiki – How does it work? Watch YouTube – “Wikis in Plain English” http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =-dnL00TdmLY (4 mins)
  5. 5. Wiki – Why use it? <ul><li>For writing development </li></ul><ul><li>Debating course topics, assigned readings </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing resources : bibliographies, websites </li></ul><ul><li>Parents’ information tool (timetable, weekly spelling lists) </li></ul><ul><li>Group projects – collaborated effort </li></ul><ul><li>Among teachers : sharing resources </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sample wikis <ul><li>These sites demonstrate how teachers and their students </li></ul><ul><li>are using wikis to enhance teaching and learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Terry the Tennis Ball ( http:// terrythetennisball.wikispaces.com / ) </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 3-4, Bellaire Primary Schoo, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>Grade5M Wiki ( http://yrps5m.wikispaces.com/Welcome ) Yarra Road Primary School, in Croydon, Victoria, Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>Other references : </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers First : Wiki ideas for the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>( http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/wikiideas1.cfm ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Wikis at Ipswich Library <ul><li>Remember When … : Memories of Ipswich (A collaborative, web based story writing project by Ipswich seniors in partnership with the Ipswich Library </li></ul><ul><li>( http://rememberwhen.pbwiki.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Bookhub – Ipswich Library's wiki to support readers and book clubs in Ipswich. ( http://bookhub.wetpaint.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Between the Lines book club (private) </li></ul><ul><li>( http://btl-bookclub.wetpaint.com ) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wiki Hands-on <ul><li>Free online wiki : </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces ( http://wikispaces.com ) This site offers educators free K-12 wikis. </li></ul><ul><li>Pbworks ( http://pbworks.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Formerly pbwiki. Allows you to make a free wiki in 30 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>Wetpaint ( http://wetpaint.com ; ( http:// www.wikisandbox.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Offers ads-free website for education-related wikis, but only for 13 and over. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Place ( http://education.qld.gov.au/learningplace/onlinelearning/blackboard/cp-addwiki.html ) </li></ul>

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