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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

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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 -
  3. 3. Papyrus Texts 250 BC Image Source: Gak -
  4. 4. Codices - 400 Image sources: Askewmind - Lucretious -
  5. 5. Gutenberg Press 1436 Image source: Aplumb -
  6. 6. Typewriter 1860 Image source: Kosmopolitat -
  7. 7. Personal Computer 1975 Image source: PapaPaolo -
  8. 8. Mosaic Graphical Browser 1993 Image sources: Brullonulla - Andresmh -
  9. 9. The (In)Famous Wikipedia Image source:
  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:
  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 -
  15. 15. What two buttons are important? Image sources:
  16. 16. Let’s make a wiki at Wikispaces ! <ul><li> </li></ul>Image sources:
  17. 17. Image Sources See individual slides for complete image citation information. <ul><li>Wikispaces Join Now – http// </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Spaces Through Time - </li></ul><ul><li>Papyrus Texts - </li></ul><ul><li>Codices - </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Gutenberg Press - </li></ul><ul><li>Typewriter - </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Mosaic Screenshot – </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Mosaic Graphical Browser- </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Writing Spaces - </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia - </li></ul><ul><li>Parchment - </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis in Plain English - </li></ul><ul><li>Disney Logo - </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Logo - </li></ul><ul><li>Michelin Logo - </li></ul><ul><li>ATT Logo - </li></ul><ul><li>Kodak Logo - </li></ul><ul><li>Wetpaint Logo - </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces for Teachers Logo - </li></ul><ul><li>Pikiwiki Logo - </li></ul><ul><li>PB Wiki Logo - </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces Buttons – </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis in Education - </li></ul><ul><li>VT FL Teachers Wiki - </li></ul><ul><li>Connect - </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate - </li></ul><ul><li>Innovate - </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion - </li></ul><ul><li>ACTFL Wonderful Wikis – </li></ul>