Using wikis in a Junior school.  Cape Town, South Africa Carolynn Bruton Springfield Convent Junior School [email_address]
What does the word “wiki” mean? <ul><li>It’s the Hawaiian word for “quick” or “fast” </li></ul>http://commons.wikimedia.or...
Definition from Wikipedia <ul><li>Wikipedia: A  wiki  is a page or collection of  Web pages  designed to enable anyone who...
Lee Lefeber “Wiki’s in Plain English” from You tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
Example – Grade 6 Geography –  “Designer Africa”  using wikispaces.com http://designerafrica.wikispaces.com
Using an online bibliography maker – OSLIS  http://secondary.oslis.org/resources/cm
In 2007 these Gd 5’s used  www.pbwiki.com  for a paired  project on early man.  http://springfieldearlyman.pbwiki.com/Welc...
Wiki project ideas “Me in a shoebox” – past and present http://www.globalclassroom.org/shoebox.html
Example – Grade 3’s writing project –  not e-mail but sharing a wiki.  Maryland, USA and Cape Town.  Ongoing. http://willa...
Example – Grade 5’s personal diary – a way to plan or to just “vent” http://convent.wikispaces.com/
Ideas: creating tables in a wiki and making comparisons Image acknowledgments:  http://www.graphics.iparenting.com/clipart...
Ideas: a chain story using a wiki –  from Croydon in Victoria Australia http://yrps5m.wikispaces.com/Adventure+in+the+Tren...
Idea: student-created pages using wet paint wiki. Adding detail to a project http://aquasquad.wetpaint.com/
Wiki ideas for the classroom from Canada’s Teachersfirst.com http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/wikiideas1.cfm
Jennifer Wagner's slide share on use of wikis in the classroom  -  for those who need more information   http://www.slides...
From Jennifer Wagner’s slide share
Jennifer Wagner’s “Salute to Suess” – award-winning online project http://salutetoseuss.wikispaces.com
More wiki resources: <ul><li>For teachers new to wikis: </li></ul><ul><li>http://writingwiki.org/default.aspx/WritingWiki/...
Talking of books – try Shelfari.org and build a virtual bookshelf with the aid of your students.  http://www.shelfari.com/...
Creating a wiki - YouTube <ul><li>PB wiki:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A204JcGQiY0&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>W...
Contact details: <ul><li>Carolynn Bruton </li></ul><ul><li>Springfield Convent Junior School </li></ul><ul><li>www.springf...
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  1. 1. Using wikis in a Junior school. Cape Town, South Africa Carolynn Bruton Springfield Convent Junior School [email_address]
  2. 2. What does the word “wiki” mean? <ul><li>It’s the Hawaiian word for “quick” or “fast” </li></ul>http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Bethany_Hamilton_20070311.jpg
  3. 3. Definition from Wikipedia <ul><li>Wikipedia: A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language . Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. The collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia is one of the best-known wikis. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lee Lefeber “Wiki’s in Plain English” from You tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
  5. 5. Example – Grade 6 Geography – “Designer Africa” using wikispaces.com http://designerafrica.wikispaces.com
  6. 6. Using an online bibliography maker – OSLIS http://secondary.oslis.org/resources/cm
  7. 7. In 2007 these Gd 5’s used www.pbwiki.com for a paired project on early man. http://springfieldearlyman.pbwiki.com/Welcome%20to%20Springfield%27s%20PB%20Wiki%20on%20Early%20Man?doneLogin=fc8b2f6332d4c4a31dd2dc7fd9cce01f2e7d233c http://springfieldearlyman.pbwiki.com/FloBia
  8. 8. Wiki project ideas “Me in a shoebox” – past and present http://www.globalclassroom.org/shoebox.html
  9. 9. Example – Grade 3’s writing project – not e-mail but sharing a wiki. Maryland, USA and Cape Town. Ongoing. http://willardswriters.wicomico.wikispaces.net/South+Africa-Willards+Writing+Project
  10. 10. Example – Grade 5’s personal diary – a way to plan or to just “vent” http://convent.wikispaces.com/
  11. 11. Ideas: creating tables in a wiki and making comparisons Image acknowledgments: http://www.graphics.iparenting.com/clipart/kidsday/kda009.jpg Data Data Foot sizes Name
  12. 12. Ideas: a chain story using a wiki – from Croydon in Victoria Australia http://yrps5m.wikispaces.com/Adventure+in+the+Trench Image acknowledgements to Wikimedia commons
  13. 13. Idea: student-created pages using wet paint wiki. Adding detail to a project http://aquasquad.wetpaint.com/
  14. 14. Wiki ideas for the classroom from Canada’s Teachersfirst.com http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/wikiideas1.cfm
  15. 15. Jennifer Wagner's slide share on use of wikis in the classroom - for those who need more information http://www.slideshare.net/coolcatteacher/wikis-in-the-classroom
  16. 16. From Jennifer Wagner’s slide share
  17. 17. Jennifer Wagner’s “Salute to Suess” – award-winning online project http://salutetoseuss.wikispaces.com
  18. 18. More wiki resources: <ul><li>For teachers new to wikis: </li></ul><ul><li>http://writingwiki.org/default.aspx/WritingWiki/For%20Teachers%20New%20to%20Wikis.html </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki books that anyone can edit: </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior </li></ul><ul><li>Geometry for the elementary school: </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Geometry_for_elementary_school </li></ul>
  19. 19. Talking of books – try Shelfari.org and build a virtual bookshelf with the aid of your students. http://www.shelfari.com/o1517966342/shelf
  20. 20. Creating a wiki - YouTube <ul><li>PB wiki: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A204JcGQiY0&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki in the classroom: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/coolcatteacher/wikis-in-the-classroom </li></ul>
  21. 21. Contact details: <ul><li>Carolynn Bruton </li></ul><ul><li>Springfield Convent Junior School </li></ul><ul><li>www.springfieldconvent.co.za </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious and twitter user name carbru </li></ul><ul><li>Skype: carjbru </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/carbru/wikis-in-a-junior-school-presentation/ (or search for carbru and wikis in a junior school) </li></ul>

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