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Tele Team Wiki

  1. 1. W ik is f o r C o lla b o r a t iv e a nd P r o je c t - B a s e d L e a r n in g This demonstrates how to create, establish and maintain a wiki to use for standards based curriculum.
  2. 2. P u rp o s e The ISTE’s National Educational Technology Standards for Students (2007), and the Framework for 21st Century Learning shows that technology tools are integral to helping students meet or exceed these and other standards. One of these tools is a wiki, and teaching students how to use this tool will change the way they learn. Also, incorporated into a wiki, is the ability to add videos, podcasts, audio, and other web tools. In previous days of teaching, the learning from textbooks was synchronous, and linear. Also, with earlier websites, these were passive. A student could read information from the page, but was not allowed to add to the information or change it in any way. A wiki focuses on the Web 2.0 tools because they allow for much more interaction and user-created content.
  3. 3. W a y s t o U s e W ik is  As an organizational hub for the classroom, e.g., assignments collaborative groups, projects, rubrics, study guides  For communication such as class discussions, class questions, assignments, class notes (for absentees)  In Reading: create a vocabulary wiki that could be easily placed in chart form, students or teachers could list new vocabulary words in one column on a page and students could define in another column, or develop linked pages for Word Walls  In Math: use pages to illustrate step-by-step word problems or illustrate the meaning of math vocabulary definitions  An FAQ or KWL page can be added for any subject, a KWLH chart would allow students to submit resources for in-depth study (i.e., how I can learn more)
  4. 4. A d d it io n a l W a y s t o U s e W ik is  Science: explain or demonstrate the scientific method, collaborate with other schools on 'green' projects or practices, give detailed descriptions of scientific processes  Social Studies: debate past political issues, post current events, develop a community contact list for local government. Virtual field trips and travelogues could be housed here, or create a project such as Flat Stanley and post Flat Stanley’s travel itinerary  Writing: start a never-ending classroom story, post book reviews, (podcast, video, or text), begin discussions of poetry or classic literature, have a writer's workshop, interview character, post grammar tips, create class dictionaries  Health: post nutrition information, exercise tips, proper medication uses  Galleries: post exemplary student work, or student contributions of favorite classroom creations
  5. 5. E d u c a t io n a l G o a ls  To integrate technology with project-based, collaborative learning  To build greater connections between new and prior knowledge of standards based content  To incorporate Bloom’s taxonomy especially synthesis and evaluation  To engage creativity skills along with elaboration and fluency  To encourage “hitch-hiking” on ideas (a type of creative elaboration and analytical thinking: If X is true, then what about Y?)  To introduce and reinforce the idea that a creative piece is never finished, information can be continuously added  To increase engagement in learning  In lieu of being a passive “consumer”, a student must respond, change, and critique
  6. 6. A d d it io n a l E d u c a t io n a l G o a ls  To develop interpersonal and communication skills, especially consensus-building and compromise, in an environment where the product motivates interpersonal problem-solving  To develop true teamwork skills  To create an awareness of a wider, more authentic audience  To help students articulate issues about ownership  To find and restate different conceptualizations of the same content  To kindle metacognition  To meet the needs of the various learning styles of students
  7. 7. E d u c a t o r F r ie n d ly W ik is  PBWorks: (also known as Peanut Butter Wiki) This offers library templates, great wiki etiquette tips for students and teachers, presentation ideas, screencasts and more for educators  Wikispaces: Offers free wikis for K-12 educators, embeddable easy -to-use widgets, frequently asked questions with answers from teachers  WetPaint: Free wikis with a special section for educators  PikiWiki: Free wiki space that offers great ideas for using a wiki
  8. 8. L e s s o n P la n  The objective of this lesson is to facilitate collaborative learning while integrating content-based standard material.  Part 1: Establish rules for safely using the internet and review copyright laws  Part 2: Explain the purpose of the wiki  Part 3: Teacher will create a wiki on PBWorks; complete the registration form, and name the wiki 5thGMathVocab. Name has to be unique and one the students will remember.  Part 4: Create a Front Page describing the wiki with instructions for the students to follow: Find the goal that matches your definition and click on the link to add to the appropriate category. Then type in your definition. If you see a definition that is incorrectly placed, please change it to the goal that the definition belongs to.  Remember to always click on the SAVE button after you have edited.  Part 5: Create a page for each of the math goals.  Part 6: Have students edit information collaboratively and collectively throughout the a nine-week period.  Part 7: Teacher monitors the wiki and assesses the students’ work.
  9. 9. C r e a t in g a W ik i Go to Click on New User, Educational Go to Create a free PBworks Scroll down, click on Free Setup in 60 seconds Next: Click on Basic, then Free Complete the Signup Page Keep your address simple and brief Continue to next page At the Front Page with two headings View and Edit, this is now your wiki
  10. 10. E s t a b lis h in g t h e W ik i  First log workspace at m y . p b w o r k s . c o m and chose the wiki you created  Click "Edit" at the top of your workspace, now you can add or change information on the page  Always “Save” your changes  To link pages together to make navigation easier, click on “Edit”  Click on “Link to a New Page”, Select “New Page”  Under “Page Name”, type the name of your new page  Highlight the text and click the "Insert link" button (the world icon on the tool bar), “Save”  Now you have created a new page to add to your wiki  Now create a link back to the Front Page, Save, and that page now links to your Front Page  Create as many pages as necessary
  11. 11. Other Wiki Instructions  How to Embed a Video on a Wiki: h ttp://  PBWorks has webinars you can sign up for along with technical support
  12. 12. W ik i R e s o u r c e s  lists over 3,400 different wikis, along with language, topics and wiki engine  websites that use a wiki model  popular wiki engine (Used for Wikimedia projects and wikiHow)  a wiki host that provides MediaWiki services  formerly, PBWiki, an easy to use wiki that has free and paid services  a free wiki-based online notebook, used for a wide variety of purposes - from writing notes, organization, scheduling, and group projects, among many other possible scenarios  An example of my wiki:
  13. 13. A d d it io n a l R e s o u r c e s  Educational Wikis - Listing of classroom wikis  another educational wiki  a Google competitor to wikipedia
  14. 14. R u b r ic s Rubistar is a web-based source for rubrics. Search specifically for the type of rubric you desire, or create your own. Another source of ready-made rubrics is iRubric. Again, you can create your own or change an existing rubric. iRubrics can be embedded in the wiki also.  Wiki Page Rubric  Wiki Participation and Creation Rubric  Wiki Rubric for a Collaborative Project  Building a Wiki: Individual Contribution to a Group Wiki