The Wonderful World of Wikis

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The Wonderful World of Wikis

  1. 1. The Wonderful World of Wikis… Dean Banova Ultranet Coach Boroondara Network Eastern Metropolitan Region
  2. 2. What is a wiki? <ul><li>A web2.0 tool (read/write tool) </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki is a website where every page can be edited in a web browser, by whomever happens to be reading it. </li></ul><ul><li>An online collaborative space for the social construction of understanding and meaning where content is determined by multiple users. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a wiki…….? Online Social Collaborative Informative Community Global Dynamic & fluid
  4. 4. &quot;A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm&quot;  Henrik Ibsen
  5. 5. Why wikis? <ul><li>Allows access to anyone, anytime, anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Exciting, immediate, empowering – everyone has a say. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Increase student engagement and participation </li></ul><ul><li>Parental involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Digital portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Display board </li></ul>
  6. 6. How Do Wikis Work? <ul><li>Wikis made easy </li></ul>
  7. 7. Library Success - A Best Practices Wiki Source Watch - Media sources Business wikis
  8. 8. School wikis Murrumbeena P.S. ICT wiki http://murrumbeenairc.pbwiki.com/ Intel Training http://teo-may08.wikispaces.com/Resources Ultranet Coaches http://coaches-commonroom.wikispaces.com/ Boroondara Ultra Wiki http://blagultrawiki.wetpaint.com/
  9. 9. wiki tools……. wikispaces pbwiki wetpaint etc….. How do I choose a wiki software………….? Try www.wikimatrix.org
  10. 10. Wikis in the classroom Bellaire PS Middle J School – Minibeasts Wiki http://middlej.pbwiki.com/ Choose an adventure story http://terrythetennisball.wikispaces.com/ Bendigo S.C. http://australian-history.wikispaces.com/ Kew H.S – Kew East P.S. LOTE Italian Collaborative Project http://khskeps.wetpaint.com/

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