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Wiki Presentation

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Wiki Presentation

  1. 1. A Brief Overview Presented to Palm Springs Unified Teachers by:Catherine Livingston Wikis in Education
  2. 2. What is a wiki? <ul><li>A Wiki is a collaborative web site that is composed of the on-going, collective work of many authors. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Wiki sounds like Tiki ? <ul><li>The word wiki-wiki is slang for quickly in Hawaiian. </li></ul><ul><li>The term Wiki was first applied to interactive websites in 1995. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wikis Vs. Blogs! <ul><li>Blogs are online diaries produced by one author that can contain text, images and multi-media . </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis are online sites that can be created and edited my multiple authors that can contain text, images and multi-media. </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY Wikis in Plain English
  5. 5. <ul><li>• Wikis can be used as student websites. </li></ul><ul><li>• Wikis are a medium for student collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>in group projects. </li></ul><ul><li>• Ongoing class discussion about a topic can occur </li></ul><ul><li>on a Wiki site. </li></ul><ul><li>• Wikis are useful for student research projects </li></ul>Wikis in Education
  6. 6. ABC’s of Wiki Site Creation <ul><li>• There are several free or inexpensive Wiki-hosting sites that Wiki templates that are easy to use. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. wikidot .com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:// wiki . wetpaint .com </li></ul><ul><li>Once you choose a site some things to keep in mind when creating a Wiki site are: Privacy and password settings, Images, Content and what the purpose of the Wiki will be. Who are the target participants? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Here is my Wiki <ul><li>http://teach-diverse-learners.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why Create Wikis? <ul><li>Wikis are great tools for creating group projects, and enabling students to participate in an online class discussion. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 21st Century Skills <ul><li>The students of today need 21st century skills to hold their own in a global community. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis are another tool that can be used in education to accomplish this. </li></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>Livingston, Catherine. Tiki Image, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Livingston, Rik, Tiki Graphic, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Teach-Diverse-Learners, Wiki Space, retrieved on Sept. 27, 2009 from: </li></ul><ul><li> http://teach-diverse-learners. wikispaces .com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Wetpaint.com. Retrieved on September 24, 2009 from: </li></ul><ul><li> http:// wiki . wetpaint .com </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis in Plain English. Retrieved on September 25, 2009 from: </li></ul><ul><li> http://www. youtube .com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY </li></ul><ul><li>Wikidot.com. Retrieved on September 24, 2009 from: </li></ul><ul><li> http://www. wikidot .com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces.com, retrieved on September 24, 2009 from: </li></ul><ul><li> http://www. wikispaces .com/ </li></ul>

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