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  1. 1. Wikis <br />Nassau Library System<br />Cara Catalano<br />
  2. 2. Cara Catalano<br />Library Media Specialist, Turtle Hook Middle School<br />Public Librarian, Bethpage Public Library<br />Bachelor’s Degree in History from Molloy College<br />Master’s Degree in Library Science from CW Post<br />Working on Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from NYIT<br />http://thmstechnologyspace.wikispaces.com/Wiki+101<br />
  3. 3. Did you know??<br />
  4. 4. What is Web 2.0?<br />Read Write Web<br />Definition as stated by Tim O’Reilly:<br />“Web 1.0 was about connecting computers and making technology more efficient for computers. Web 2.0 is about connecting people and making technology more efficient for people.”<br />Web 2.0 tools encourage a free exchange of information and ideas<br />
  5. 5. Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0<br />Web 2.0<br />Web 1.0<br />Web-based<br />Application-based<br />Collaborative<br />Isolated<br />Online<br />Offline<br />Free<br />Licensed or purchased<br />Multiple Collaborators<br />Single Creator<br />Open Source<br />Proprietary code<br />Shared Content<br />Copyrighted Content<br />
  6. 6. Characteristics of Web 2.0<br />Web-based applications can be accessed from anywhere<br />Data can be shared readily<br />Students and educators can access and use tools on their own<br />Social tools encourage people to create, collaborate, edit, categorize, exchange, and promote information<br />Using Web 2.0 tools in the K-12 Classroom by Beverley E. Crane<br />
  7. 7. Wikis<br />“Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing.” (Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia)<br />Wiki is the Hawaiian word for Quick<br />
  8. 8. Wikis in Plain English<br />
  9. 9. Wiki’s<br />Are free, easy to use, collaborative websites and can be accessed anywhere that has an internet connection.<br />A wiki allows users to add content with out knowing HTML code<br />A wiki can be used for communication, to create a collaborative environment- Collaboration is the exchange of information within a group<br />
  10. 10. Wikipedia<br />As of December 2005 there were 865,000 entries<br />With Wikipedia, users can: add, fix, erase, create new entries<br />Checked by editors for mistakes<br />Example University at Buffalo Professor created errors on 13 different posts and they were all corrected within a few hours.<br />(Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasts by Will Richardson)<br />
  11. 11. How can a wiki be used?<br />Alternative to a traditional pathfinder<br />Staff page<br />Online publication/newsletter<br />Digital portfolio<br />Store files and ideas<br />Teamwork and collaborative papers<br />Group website<br />Book Reviews<br />Library comments<br />
  12. 12. Benefits of using a wiki<br />Promotes collaboration and communication<br />Provides opportunities to read and write<br />Motivates participates to create<br />
  13. 13. Wiki vs Traditional Website<br />
  14. 14. Examples<br />http://workbench.wikispaces.com/<br />http://wikitravel.org<br />http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Main_Page<br />http://www.wikinews.org/<br />http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page<br />http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Main_Page<br />https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/<br />
  15. 15. Wikis<br />www.wikispaces.com<br />www.wetpaint.com<br />www.wikihow.com<br />
  16. 16. Wikispaces<br />1. Open up www.wikispaces.com<br />2. Create a username and password and log in.<br />3. On the left side of the screen find the word Actions. Click on the link entitled Make a New Space.<br />4. Give your space a name which will be the URL to your new site.<br />5. Determine who can view and collaborate.<br />6. Click create. You can now edit.<br />

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