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Wikis in the Classroom

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Presentation from award winning teacher Vicki Davis as presented to an education class at the College of William and Mary in February 2007. (c) Vicki A Davis, All Rights reserved

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Wikis in the Classroom

  1. 1. Vicki A. Davis Westwood Schools © 2007 All Rights Reserved Class Wiki – http://westwood.wikispaces.com Flat Classroom Wiki http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com
  2. 2. Presentation Outline <ul><li>Why do we wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>What are wikis? </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical Classroom Use of Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Time Permitting: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How does a wiki work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Administrator Questions </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. How it will work <ul><li>When you see: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We will vote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Mike will be open </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4. <ul><li>Section 1 </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5. <ul><li>Have you heard of? </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved. Vote “Yes” or “No” in Elluminate
  6. 6. Authentic Assessment <ul><li>“ Simple memorization and basic skills is no longer adequate for the modern employment market. Students need to have a broad base of knowledge and the ability to perform complex tasks effectively. Authentic Assessment includes many learning processes in the evaluation of student performance” </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Encyclopedia of Educational Technology, San Diego State University - </li></ul><ul><li>http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/articles/authassess/bigpuzzle.htm , </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7. <ul><li>Have you heard of? </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved. Vote “Yes” or “No” in Elluminate
  8. 8. Project Based Learning <ul><li>Source: </li></ul><ul><li>Profound Learning Systems, Educational solutions Overview http://www.profoundlearning.com/Content/EducationSolutions/projectBasedLearning.jpg </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  9. 9. <ul><li>Have you heard of? </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved. Vote “Yes” or “No” in Elluminate
  10. 10. Research Supports Cooperative Learning Strategies <ul><li>Paulson switched to cooperative learning strategies and saw his pass rate improve. </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent summary of the research at: Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience, Science Education Resource Center at Carlleton College, funded by the NSF, http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/cooperative/whyuse.html </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  11. 11. What is the difference? <ul><li>Passive Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Active Learning </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
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  13. 13. <ul><li>Is Passive Learning really learning? </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved. Vote “Yes” or “No” in Elluminate
  14. 14. Students Must Be <ul><li>Collaborators </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesizers </li></ul><ul><li>Explainers </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solvers! </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  15. 15. Any comments or questions? <ul><li>Coming up Next: </li></ul><ul><li>2. What is a wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical Uses of Wikis in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Permitting: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does a wiki work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Administrator Questions </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  16. 16. <ul><li>Section 2. </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  17. 17. What are wikis? Inventor: Ward Cunningham 05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  18. 18. Requires no knowledge of HTML X 05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  19. 19. <ul><li>Have you ever used a wiki before this class? </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved. Vote “Yes” or “No” in Elluminate
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  21. 21. <ul><li>Do you use Wikipedia as a resource ? </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved. Vote “Yes” or “No” in Elluminate
  22. 22. <ul><li>Have you ever edited wikipedia? </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved. Vote “Yes” or “No” in Elluminate
  23. 23. Why I chose wikis: <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Runs on older Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Runs on slower Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Easy </li></ul><ul><li>“ Think Pair Share” for the Computer </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  24. 24. Why I still use wikis: <ul><li>Learning Goes Up </li></ul><ul><li>Excitement Increases </li></ul><ul><li>It breeds experts </li></ul><ul><li>Student participation tracking </li></ul><ul><li>I can control who joins/ edits/ sees </li></ul><ul><li>A great “scrapbook” for digital artifacts </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Theory at Work! </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  25. 25. My class Wiki http://westwood.wikispaces.com 05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  26. 26. wikis podcasts Internet telephone blogs web apps RSS social software mashups photosharing social bookmarking tagging open source Online publishing
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  28. 28. Any comments or questions? <ul><li>Coming up Next: </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical Uses of Wikis in the Classroom (with examples) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Permitting: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does a wiki work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Administrator Questions </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  29. 29. <ul><li>Section 3. </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  30. 30. The Wiki-Centric Classroom © 2006, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved . 05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  31. 31. My Seven Classroom Wiki Uses <ul><li>Lesson Summaries </li></ul><ul><li>Notes Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Introduction & Exploratory Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Learn Shares </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Rewards </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Organization </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  32. 32. Examples: Lesson Summaries <ul><li>Word Processing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Word+Processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See Ex 5: http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Word+Ex+5 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computer Science: Storage Devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Storage+Devices </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  33. 33. Example: Notes Collaboration <ul><li>http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Computer+Hardware+Review </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  34. 34. Exploratory Projects <ul><li>Intro to Web 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Web+2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mashups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Mashup+Madness </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  35. 35. Learn Shares <ul><li>Computer Security & Privacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Chapter+1+-+Security+and+Privacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe Purchasing Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Safe+purchasing+online (Notice the Avatars!) </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  36. 36. Examples: Individual Assessments <ul><li>Semester Assessments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Scenario+2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  37. 37. Example: Rewards <ul><li>Wiki Hall of Fame - http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Wiki+Hall+of+Fame </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Hall of Fame http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Blogger+Hall+of+Fame </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  38. 38. Example: Classroom Organization <ul><li>HomePage of the Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://westwood.wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  39. 39. Places to create wikis <ul><li>Wikispaces (Public or private) www.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>WetPaint (Community) www.wetpaint.com </li></ul><ul><li>PBWiki www.pbwiki.com </li></ul>I use wikispaces 05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  40. 40. Play in the Sandbox <ul><li>http ://k12wiki.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>When you want to “play” go to the Sandbox. </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  41. 41. Any comments or questions? <ul><li>My question for you: Can you think of any other uses for wikis in a classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>Coming up Next: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Permitting: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does a wiki work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Administrator Questions </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  42. 42. <ul><li>Bonus </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  43. 43. Overview of a wiki <ul><li>http://k12wiki.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>Page View and Editing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go in your personal ‘ Sandbox’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Page View </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Floating toolbar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Notify Me </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  44. 44. 5 Tips for Wiki Work <ul><li>Small Edits </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Use the History </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss </li></ul><ul><li>Refresh Before Writing </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  45. 46. This let’s you monitor 05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  46. 47. Drawbacks <ul><li>Concurrent editing </li></ul><ul><li>Restoration of a page </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  47. 48. 5 Tips for Wiki Work <ul><li>Small Edits </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Use the History </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss </li></ul><ul><li>Refresh Before Writing </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  48. 49. Any comments or questions? <ul><li>Coming up Next: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Permitting: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Administrator Questions </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  49. 50. Wiki Assessment <ul><li>Collaborative Effort </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Appeal </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperlinks </li></ul><ul><li>Original, Intelligent Wording </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation </li></ul><ul><li>Completion of Topic Assignment </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  50. 51. Sample Rubrics <ul><li>A note about posting full rubrics – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Wiki+Hall+of+Fame </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flat Classroom Rubrics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/Rubrics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Semester Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Scenario+2 </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  51. 52. Any comments or questions? <ul><li>Coming up Next: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Permitting: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Administrator Questions </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  52. 53. Permissions <ul><li>Editing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public (Anyone) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Members Only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators Only </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Viewing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public (Anyone) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private – members Only </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  53. 54. Managing Your Space <ul><li>Permissions </li></ul><ul><li>Adding Members </li></ul><ul><li>Locking Pages </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  54. 55. Free Wikis <ul><li>www.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.seedwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.schtuff.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikicities </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source: http://pascal.vanhecke.info/2005/10/30/free-hosted-wikis-comparison-of-wiki-farms/ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  55. 56. It’s your turn <ul><li>Plan your wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Create your wikispace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on your user ID </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Make a New Space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Name your space </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  56. 57. It’s your turn – What you can add! <ul><li>Add RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Add video </li></ul><ul><li>Add pictures </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  57. 58. Any comments or questions? <ul><li>Time Permitting: “Ticket to Leave” </li></ul><ul><li>Each Person share one thing that they’ve learned that they think will impact their teaching. </li></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  58. 59. <ul><li>Whether it be by voice, cell phone, e-mail, i-Pod, blog, wiki, video, website, or another as yet uninvented thing, I will communicate my message via any means that students will hear. I will not be afraid of the medium if it is a highway to my students’ psyche. I will not erect roadblocks where I should be building onramps! </li></ul>Vicki Davis, Teacher 05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  59. 60. Who am I? <ul><li>Teacher, Technology Administrator 4 years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Westwood Schools, Camilla, GA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>eduBlogger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cool Cat Teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech Learning Blogger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women of Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prior Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trainer for public schools, entrepreneur – 10 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommunications Industry Manager – 4 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Georgia Tech grad </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mother of 3 (2 have Learning Challenges) </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.
  60. 61. Wiki Experience <ul><li>Publications / presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis in Education – Stewart Mader, ed., Brown University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Terry Freedman – Coming of Age Second Edition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>K12 online conference </li></ul></ul><ul><li>News Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wired News, Boston Globe, Edutopia, 20+ national US publications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Awards: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School Wiki - Wikispace of the Month – December 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flat Classroom Project – Winner - 2006 Edublog Award for Best Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cool Cat Teacher Blog – Finalist – 2006 Edublog Award for Best Teacher blog </li></ul></ul>05/26/09 (c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.

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