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Introduction to Wikis in the Classroom

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Quick introduction to wikis looking at writing spaces through time, then proceeding to http://ckendall.wikispaces.com/Wiki+Workshop

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Introduction to Wikis in the Classroom

  1. 1. Creating Community: Wikis in the World Language Classroom Cindy Kendall Ingham Intermediate School District (Mason, MI)
  2. 2. Writing Spaces Through Time Image source: Laxis - http://www.sxc.hu/photo/58600
  3. 3. Papyrus Texts 250 BC Image Source: Gak - http://www.flickr.com/photos/gak/371123091/
  4. 4. Codices - 400 Image sources: Askewmind - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5d/Kodeks_IV_NagHammadi.jpg Lucretious - http://www.sxc.hu/photo/767899
  5. 5. Gutenberg Press 1436 Image source: Aplumb - http://www.flickr.com/photos/81685076@N00/121285772
  6. 6. Typewriter 1860 Image source: Kosmopolitat - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:S%26g1.jpg
  7. 7. Personal Computer 1975 Image source: PapaPaolo - http://www.flickr.com/photos/44052773@N00/264278748
  8. 8. Mosaic Graphical Browser 1993 Image sources: Brullonulla - http://www.flickr.com/photos/brullonulla/364534022/ Andresmh - http://www.flickr.com/photos/11868850@N00/977432884
  9. 9. The (In)Famous Wikipedia Image source: http://www.wikipedia.org/
  10. 10. Efficient & Effective Means the Obsolete is Replaced <ul><li>Papyrus scrolls (250 BC) </li></ul><ul><li>Codices (400) </li></ul><ul><li>Printing Press (1436) </li></ul><ul><li>Typewriter (1860) </li></ul><ul><li>Word Processor (1975) </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Websites (1983) </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based Wikis </li></ul>
  11. 11. So what is a wiki?
  12. 12. Your Tasks! <ul><li>1) Explain what a wiki is to someone seated </li></ul><ul><li>near you </li></ul><ul><li>2) Choose one: </li></ul><ul><li>- Compare a wiki to a traditional website </li></ul><ul><li>- Compare a wiki to a blog or a social networking website (like MySpace, Facebook, etc.) </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>A wiki is a website that allows the visitors </li></ul><ul><li>themselves to easily add, remove, and </li></ul><ul><li>otherwise edit and change and link </li></ul><ul><li>available content. </li></ul>Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and are increasingly being installed by businesses to provide affordable and effective Intranets or for use in Knowledge Management. Image sources: http://www.fourfourfourltd.com/images/DISNEY%20LOGO%20COLOR.jpg http://www.yahoo.com http://www.michelin.com/portail/images/logo_ve.gif http://www.att.com/Common/indc/homepage/images/logo.gif http://www.kodak.com/global/images/mul/corp/companyHomePage/WoW/kodak.gif
  14. 14. How can we use wikis in education? <ul><li>Advocate </li></ul><ul><li>Connect </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Innovate </li></ul>Image source: Orangeacid - www.flickr.com/photos/71753457@N00/525497288
  15. 15. What two buttons are important? Image sources: http://www.wikispaces.com
  16. 16. Let’s make a wiki at Wikispaces ! <ul><li>www.wikispaces.com </li></ul>Image sources: http://www.wetpaint.com/img/logoHome.png http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers100K http://pikiwiki.com/ews/images/login/pikiwiki_alpha_tell.png http://pbwiki.com/
  17. 17. Image Sources See individual slides for complete image citation information. <ul><li>Wikispaces Join Now – http//www.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Spaces Through Time - http://www.sxc.hu/photo/58600 </li></ul><ul><li>Papyrus Texts - http://www.flickr.com/photos/gak/371123091/ </li></ul><ul><li>Codices - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5d/Kodeks_IV_NagHammadi.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sxc.hu/photo/767899 </li></ul><ul><li>Gutenberg Press - www.flickr.com/photos/81685076@N00/121285772 </li></ul><ul><li>Typewriter - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:S%26g1.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Computer www.flickr.com/photos/44052773@N00/264278748 </li></ul><ul><li>Mosaic Screenshot – </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/brullonulla/364534022/ </li></ul><ul><li>Mosaic Graphical Browser- http://www.flickr.com/photos/11868850@N00/977432884 </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Writing Spaces - http://www.flickr.com/photos/99985166@N00/70293908/ </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia - http://www.wikipedia.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Parchment - http://www.sxc.hu/photo/432896 </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis in Plain English - http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english </li></ul><ul><li>Disney Logo - http://www.fourfourfourltd.com/images/DISNEY%20LOGO%20COLOR.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Logo - http://www.yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Michelin Logo - http://www.michelin.com/portail/images/logo_ve.gif </li></ul><ul><li>ATT Logo - http://www.att.com/Common/indc/homepage/images/logo.gif </li></ul><ul><li>Kodak Logo - http://www.kodak.com/global/images/mul/corp/companyHomePage/WoW/kodak.gif </li></ul><ul><li>Wetpaint Logo - http://www.wetpaint.com/img/logoHome.png </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces for Teachers Logo - http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers100K </li></ul><ul><li>Pikiwiki Logo - http://pikiwiki.com/ews/images/login/pikiwiki_alpha_tell.png </li></ul><ul><li>PB Wiki Logo - http://pbwiki.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces Buttons – http://www.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis in Education - http://www.flickr.com/photos/71753457@N00/525497288 </li></ul><ul><li>VT FL Teachers Wiki - http://image.wetpaint.com/image/1/R51FzcK7Duj78FSKbct3LQ37990 </li></ul><ul><li>Connect - http://www.flickr.com/photos/78433558@N00/266525995 </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate - http://www.flickr.com/photos/39735679@N00/263570357 </li></ul><ul><li>Innovate - http://www.flickr.com/photos/58117789@N00/1512995894 </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion - http://www.flickr.com/photos/43078695@N00/133351781 </li></ul><ul><li>ACTFL Wonderful Wikis – http://actfl-wonderfulwikis.wikispaces.com </li></ul>

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