Classroom wikis

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A resource for teachers on creating and using a wiki in for their classroom.

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  • Easy to set up, use, update and monitor – operates like a word processor (EX: Microsoft Word) Cross platform – works on Macs and PCs Works anywhere there is an internet connection on any device – old and new. Also accessible from work and home for you and your students.
  • Classroom wikis

    1. 1. CLASSSROOMWIKISHow to create and facilitate your own
    2. 2. If you can use a word processor, you can wiki!
    3. 3. WHAT IS A WIKI?  Basically, a web page with an edit button.  This video by the folks at Commoncraft explain the theory behind a wiki “ in Plain English”
    4. 4. BENEFITS OF A WIKI  FREE  Easy  Cross platform  Accessible  Facilitate collaboration
    5. 5. SAMPLE CLASSROOM WIKIS  Learning Digital Wiki  Graduate Level Wiki  Mr. Telles Class Wiki  Flat Planet – a multi-class project  Wiki ideas for teachers  British Romanticism
    6. 6. LET’S GET STARTED! Step 2: Click on “Get Started!”Step 1: Go to pbworks.com
    7. 7. Step 3: Select “Education user? Start here.”
    8. 8. Step 4: Select the Basic (FREE) version
    9. 9. Step 4: Create your account You will receive a confirmation email. Follow the link and get started!
    10. 10. LETS GET STARTED! Your Task - Create a wiki on pbworks. Please include:  Home Page – include a picture and a link to your district/university website  About Page – background information on you and the purpose of the wiki  3 Student Pages – a place for each student to publish their work  Use at least one plugin from the "More Plugins" section of the Insert menu (in the editing toolbar)  Include a Main Menu in your side bar

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