Wikis Intro

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Wikis Intro

  1. 1. Wikis The Basics
  2. 2. Wiki <ul><li>n. 1. Short form of the </li></ul><ul><li>Hawaiian wiki-wiki which </li></ul><ul><li>means quick or fast </li></ul><ul><li>2. a website that allows </li></ul><ul><li>multiple users to create, </li></ul><ul><li>modify and organize web </li></ul><ul><li>page content in a </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative manner. </li></ul>Wiki Wiki bus in Honolulu, HI Photo by zordroyd at http://flickr.com/photos/99198060@N00/369530358
  3. 3. “ A Web Page with an Edit Button” <ul><li>A wiki is a website that people can edit, add to and change. </li></ul><ul><li>Limits can be put in place so that only certain people can view or be allowed to change a wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>Click for an example from a 9 th grade history class: http://brokenworld.wikispaces.com/A+Broken+World </li></ul><ul><li>Click for an example from a 5 th grade history class: </li></ul><ul><li>http://msharboursclass.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Click for an example from a 5 th grade class reading Turn Homeward, Hannalee : </li></ul><ul><li>http:// wiki.woodward.edu/hannalee/doku.php </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wikis in Plain English <ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =-dnL00TdmLY </li></ul>
  5. 5. Educational Uses of Wikis <ul><li>Collaborative Textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Share </li></ul><ul><li>Share Student Work </li></ul><ul><li>Book/Movie Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Class Dictionary or Encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>Study Guide/Class Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Student Portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Question of the Week </li></ul><ul><li>Online Journaling </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry or Literature Anthology </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Circles </li></ul><ul><li>Progressive Story </li></ul><ul><li>Class Newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>Debate Course Topics and Readings </li></ul><ul><li>Project Planning and Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Support Service Learning Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Field Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why Wiki? <ul><li>Easily accessible technology; free and simple to use. </li></ul><ul><li>Grounded in content and skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive and student-centered. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Other Benefits and Possibilities <ul><li>Democratic process of knowledge creation. </li></ul><ul><li>See evidence of thought process and development. </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership and pride of public authorship. </li></ul><ul><li>Could incorporate student, faculty, community, and parent input. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Possible Concerns <ul><li>Monitoring wiki contributions. </li></ul><ul><li>Determining who can access and contribute to the site. </li></ul><ul><li>Deciding whether your site is public or private. </li></ul><ul><li>Group authorship and public writing. </li></ul><ul><li>No spell check / some editing issues. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Go back to </li></ul><ul><li>www.workingwithwikis.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>to get started </li></ul>

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