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10 Secrets About Wikis


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10 Secrets About Wikis

  1. 1. Web 2.0 Wikis Ten (not-so) Secrets about the Web’s Most Powerful Tool Jeff Whipple Technology Learning Mentor Nashwaaksis Middle School Laptop Institute Memphis, TN, USA July 2009
  2. 2. 21st century Digital Literacy…??
  3. 3. 21st century Digital Literacy…??
  4. 4. 21st century Digital Literacy…??
  5. 5. In the beginning…Web 1.0 <ul><li>First generation web services </li></ul><ul><li>Special skills and tools required for web authoring </li></ul><ul><li>Most individuals limited to being consumers of web-based information </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Web 2.0 – second generation of web-based services </li></ul><ul><li>Web based authoring tools readily available </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone can be an author / producer of information – limited skill required </li></ul>
  7. 7. Web 2.0 – as a learning tool <ul><li>Many educational benefits to web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic student authorship, collaboration and sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, wikis and podcasts most popular tools for education </li></ul>
  8. 8. Web 2.0 – as a learning tool <ul><li>Web-based </li></ul><ul><li>No special software needed!! </li></ul><ul><li>Anytime…anywhere! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Wikis
  10. 10. Wiki <ul><li>“ wiki wiki” - Hawaiian for “quick” </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul>
  11. 11. Wiki <ul><li>Website – allows visitors or members to add, remove, edit content </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use, like using MS Word document </li></ul><ul><li>Three levels of participation (edit, edit with moderation, read-only) </li></ul><ul><li>Text, images, videos, links </li></ul>
  12. 12. Uses for Wikis <ul><li>Teacher Generated Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home / School communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class websites (information, links, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher generated notes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Links to resources </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Uses for Wikis <ul><li>Student Generated Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative student note keeping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group project management / hosting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Centered Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student writing / editing </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Workshop Wiki <ul><li>wikisecrets. wikispaces .com </li></ul>