Wonderful World of Wikis

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An overview of important elements educators should learn about wikis that accompanied a hands on lesson on creating scalable wikis where hundreds of students collaborate and use the wikis. The tools shared help teachers be consistent across classrooms and make it easier for set up and maintenance.

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  • http://horizonproject2008.wikispaces.com/Rubrics
  • Understand that flat classrooms are based upon things you already understand – Research Based Best Practices such as differentiated instruction, authentic assessment, cooperative learning, and project based learning. The only difference is that your classroom is merged with other classrooms and your student’s partners are in other time zones and locations.
  • And that is what I suggest for you to do today. (Worksheet) – You’ll notice I have marked on your worksheet for today “My top three things to try when I return.” Your assignment from this workshop is to take three things back to your room that you will use THIS WEEK! You can’t swallow all of these things whole, you’ll choke. You’ve got grades to do and a lot of things going on… start with three.
  • Wonderful World of Wikis

    1. 1. Wonderful World of Wikis<br />Put it all together.<br />
    2. 2. Wiki Wiki= quickly<br />
    3. 3. Go ahead Make My Wiki!<br />Sign up at www.wikispaces.com<br />Make a “space”<br />You will be working on your own wiki during this session.<br />
    4. 4. Wiki Basics<br />Adam Frey, Co Founder Wikispaces<br />Survey Audience<br />Wiki Basics<br />What is a wiki? <br />Editing and the Four Tabs<br />C. Why is that valuable? Simplicity and Accessibility<br />E. A Quick Look at Some Advanced Features. <br />E. Overcoming objections: Student accounts, locking, etc.<br />
    5. 5. The Wikinator!<br />
    6. 6. Our Objective<br />Massive Global Editing and Professional Behavior<br />Start With Wikipedia<br />
    7. 7. Types of Wikis<br />Viewing<br />Public<br />Private<br />Editing<br />Public<br />Members Only<br />Discussions<br />Public<br />Members Only<br />Can lock pages so only certain people may edit!<br />
    8. 8. Removing Ads<br />Manage Space<br />Send a message.<br />
    9. 9. Wiki Anatomy<br /><ul><li>Page
    10. 10. Discussion
    11. 11. History
    12. 12. Notify Me
    13. 13. Search
    14. 14. Manage Wiki
    15. 15. Mail
    16. 16. Down Arrows!</li></li></ul><li>Wiki Netiquette<br />Joining<br />Who you are. <br />Why you want to join.<br />Discussing Content<br />Attached to the page – NOT- on the page<br />Be inclusive<br />Editing<br />Small edits<br />
    17. 17. Phases of Editing a Wiki<br />Content Creation<br />Adding Content<br />Content Editing and Refinement<br />Hyperlink sources<br />Condensing Content<br />Attractiveness<br />http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2010/05/tips-for-teaching-wikis-how-i-explain.html<br />
    18. 18. Two “kinds” of wikis for school<br />Wiki<br />Wiki-space (Private Label Wiki)<br />www.flatclassroomproject.org<br />Let’s you have templates for a whole wiki!<br />
    19. 19. Assignments & Templates<br />Efolio<br />Assignment:<br />http://westwood.wikispaces.com/eFolio+2008<br />Template<br />http://westwood.wikispaces.com/space.template.eFolio<br />Sample<br />http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Annabelle%27s+eFolio<br />
    20. 20. http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/<br />
    21. 21. My Seven Classroom Wiki Uses<br />Lesson Summaries<br />Notes Collaboration<br />Concept Introduction & Exploratory Projects<br />Learn Shares<br />Individual Assessments<br />Rewards<br />Classroom Organization<br />10/13/2010<br />(c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.<br />15<br />
    22. 22. 10/13/2010<br />16<br />(c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.<br />
    23. 23. Citing Sources<br />©2009, Victoria A. Davis, Bright Ideas, Inc.<br />All Rights Reserved<br />
    24. 24. Agreements citing personal information<br />©2009, Victoria A. Davis, Bright Ideas, Inc.<br />All Rights Reserved<br />
    25. 25. ©2009, Victoria A. Davis, Bright Ideas, Inc.<br />All Rights Reserved<br />
    26. 26. ©2009, Victoria A. Davis, Bright Ideas, Inc.<br />All Rights Reserved<br />
    27. 27. ©2009, Victoria A. Davis, Bright Ideas, Inc.<br />All Rights Reserved<br />
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    29. 29. ©2009, Victoria A. Davis, Bright Ideas, Inc.<br />All Rights Reserved<br />
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    31. 31. ©2009, Victoria A. Davis, Bright Ideas, Inc.<br />All Rights Reserved<br />
    32. 32. High Schoolhttp://archive.flatclassroomproject.org<br />
    33. 33. Click Manage Wiki<br />
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    35. 35. My class Wikihttp://westwood.wikispaces.com<br />
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    40. 40. Prepopulated with information<br />
    41. 41. Final Efoliohttp://westwood.wikispaces.com/Miller+efolio<br />
    42. 42. Finding work turned in – “turnin” tag<br />
    43. 43. Click the tag!!<br />
    44. 44. Tags – items turned inhttp://westwood.wikispaces.com/tag/view/turnin<br />
    45. 45. Subscribe to “turnin” tag on RSS<br />
    46. 46. My Inbox for Wiki grading is my RSS Reader!<br />
    47. 47. Rubric Samples<br />http://horizonproject2008.wikispaces.com/Rubrics<br />
    48. 48. Tricks & Tips<br />Headings<br />Table of contents [[toc]]<br />Making a new Page<br />Embedding documents<br />Embedding videos<br />Fixing things – Text editor<br />
    49. 49. Monitoring and Assessing<br />Get an RSS Reader<br />Subscribing to a page<br />Fixing a “wiki war”<br />Reverting<br />
    50. 50. Wiki Examples<br />My 9th Grade Wiki Assignments<br />Convergence Project<br />Walkers Wikinomics<br />Flat Classroom Project(internal link)<br />Flat Classroom Wiki<br />
    51. 51. “Selling” Wikis to Administrators<br />Sometimes you have to get it unblocked!<br />
    52. 52. Research <br />Based<br />Cooperative<br />Learning<br />Differentiated <br />Instruction<br />Project Based<br />Learning<br />Best<br />Practice<br />Authentic <br />Assessment<br />Keys to a Flat Classroom<br />
    53. 53. Research Supports Cooperative Learning Strategies<br />Paulson switched to cooperative learning strategies and saw his pass rate improve.<br />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<br />10/13/2010<br />(c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.<br />47<br />
    54. 54. What is the difference?<br />Passive Learning<br />Active Learning<br />10/13/2010<br />(c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.<br />48<br />
    55. 55. Why I chose wikis:<br />Free<br />Runs on older Computers<br />Runs on slower Internet<br />Easy<br />“Think Pair Share” for the Computer<br />10/13/2010<br />(c) 2007, Victoria A. Davis, All Rights Reserved.<br />49<br />
    56. 56. Questions & Backchannel<br />Vicki Davis, Teacher<br />Adam Frey, Wikispaces<br />
    57. 57. The power of Three!<br />Pick three<br />
    58. 58. Evaluation<br />www.surveymk.com/s/byol-opensource_eval<br />

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