Understanding Wikis, Rev.

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A brief description of wikis and how students can yous them for collective learning. A revision of an earlier ppt.

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Understanding Wikis, Rev.

  1. 1. Wiki-wiki (quick) Where YOU (and me and him and that other person, too) are Author and Editor!Wiki-wiki (quick)
  2. 2. Wiki: an expandable set of webpages written and edited by everyone! A Wiki There’s Don’t forget about wikitravel good ol’ WikipediaStar TrekWiki-wiki (quick)
  3. 3. Can I believe a Wiki? You decide Use at least one other source (print source, newpaper or magazine article, a primary source—all available in the library) to double check your facts YOU HAVE the POWER To change elements of any info on a public wikiWiki-wiki (quick)
  4. 4. You Why use Wikis? Teacher Her Info Them Info Him We vs. Me You Together we can: Me Student • Build more content • Share information • Check one another’s work • Add information as it occursWiki-wiki (quick)
  5. 5. What will we use a wiki for? • We’re going to make Country guides • Sharing (in spanish, of course) Familia • General food information Días de Hechos fiesta • Traditional dishes • Holiday information El • Tourist information Las recetas país Turismo • Other interesting facts & tidbits • Images Los La fotos comida • This wiki will help you with your oral examWiki-wiki (quick)
  6. 6. What does our Wiki look like? • Wiki Options: Edit, Discussion, History, Notify Me • Use this area to create new pages or see changes • You can embed images, widgets, video & more! • Pages in the Wiki are listed here • Green arrows lead to pages off the WikiWiki-wiki (quick)
  7. 7. Don’t forget! • Good Wikis include citations – Even for images • Authorship noted on History tab verifies participation • This page will be public – spelling, grammar, etc. count!Wiki-wiki (quick)
  8. 8. Are you ready? Then – Share thoughts and ideas – Make mistakes and fix others’ – Contribute to at least 3 elements (100-150 words written in Spanish of course) To know more! To be more!Wiki-wiki (quick)
  9. 9. Still want more? Visit How to edit Wikipedia Wiki editing a Wikipedia video tutorial cheat sheet page Ask questionsWiki-wiki (quick)
  10. 10. Slideshow created by K. Covintree Fall 2008 Revised Dec 2010Wiki-wiki (quick)

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