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Commack pdp 2hr wikispaces

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2 hr wiki intro for Commack PDP October 2010

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Commack pdp 2hr wikispaces

  1. 1. Wiki and Edit: Four-Letter Words That Can Change Learning Commack PDP, Fall 2010 Ellen Robertson, facilitator
  2. 2. Wiki Simply Defined <ul><li>Wikis in Plain English! </li></ul>
  3. 3. “ Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge”. ~Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder, 2004
  4. 4. Wiki Defined <ul><ul><li>Collaboratively edited body of work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Created by Ward Cunningham in 1995 as an easy publishing tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short form of “wiki-wiki”, Hawaiian for “quick” bus system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of Web 2.0 (Read/Write Web) toolkit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rss feeds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aggregators </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photo publishing sites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting and vodcasting </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Wiki Defined (cont’) <ul><ul><li>created in real time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>organic and democratic in nature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>everyone is “editor in chief” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>considered “open source” – no one owns it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>everyone together is smarter than everyone alone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>everyone can: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>add </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>fix </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>erase </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>start </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Power of Wikis 2004 tsunami that killed 175, 000 people: 1 st post appeared 9 hours later as a beginning wiki 24 hrs later---edited 400 times with photos, charts, lists of dead 48 hrs later---edited 1,200 times and included video of wave itself Forget CNN —this was the most comprehensive info of all media
  7. 7. Types of Wikis <ul><ul><li>Wikitextbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikirecipes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikitravel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiktionary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikinews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikiquotes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom curriculum wikispaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Wiki of wiki authoring sites http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?SiteList </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What a wiki looks like <ul><li>graduate course held by wiki </li></ul><ul><li>personal wiki </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki about educational wikis </li></ul>
  9. 9. Basic Wiki components <ul><ul><li>Editable pages and ability to create more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to upload documents and images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to “mash” in products from other sites by embedding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to link internally and externally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to invite editors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History of changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revert back tool </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Wiki’s in education <ul><ul><li>teaches students collaborative construction of knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teaches negotiation skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teaches publication skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teaches students how to create community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can be used solely to collect and disseminate school information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can be used as an articulation tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can be used to amass and publish tailor made resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>authentic, purposeful work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>edited body of work becomes reference tool for others </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Why Bring It To The Classroom? <ul><li>Great motivator for students </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for creativity and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages participation of all students </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes communication between students, teachers, and parents </li></ul><ul><li>A new, interesting way to learn </li></ul>
  12. 12. Educational Uses of WIkis <ul><li>Simple websites </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-reviewed projects </li></ul><ul><li>Group projects </li></ul><ul><li>Manage school and classroom documents </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom discussion and debate </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Post classroom assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with an international classroom </li></ul>
  13. 13. What Could YOU Use a Wiki For? <ul><li>Create a classroom website </li></ul><ul><li>Create a class newspaper by wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Create a book by wiki (group authoring) </li></ul><ul><li>Course review </li></ul><ul><li>Have students use a wiki space to plan the details of a field trip to make it as educationally fulfilling as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Let students manage an Earth Day project—tasks, goals, responsibilities, and so on. Be sure to alert the community so anyone can join in. </li></ul>
  14. 14. What Could YOU Use a Wiki For? <ul><li>Collaborate on an international unit, or even a spring e-pal exchange using a themed wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>Project development with peer review </li></ul><ul><li>Track a group project </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul>
  15. 15. Wikipedia: also know as “ Whackypedia? <ul><ul><li>Who is an authority? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High profile errors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Cream” rises to the top or curdles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative efforts of the group determine “truth” </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Challenges of Wiki Use in Education <ul><ul><li>Some wikis are questionable resources for research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anonymous authors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student-posted information may be modified/spammed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vandalism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Filtering </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Free Wiki sites (special considerations for educators) <ul><li>wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>jotspot.com (has wysiwig editor) </li></ul><ul><li>seedwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>wikicities.com </li></ul><ul><li>webnote (like eBoard) http://www.aypwip.org/webnote </li></ul><ul><li>Lots more wiki tools: http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?SiteList </li></ul><ul><li>Wikialong.org (firefox plug-in lets you leave notes on ANY website) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Compare wikis <ul><li>http://www.wikimatrix.org/ </li></ul>
  19. 19. Please grant me the serenity to accept the pages I cannot edit, The courage to edit the pages I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. The Wiki Prayer
  20. 20. Wikispaces for Teachers A Guide to Using Them in Your Classroom Commack staff and students have their own PRIVATE Wikispaces community at: commack.wikispaces.net
  21. 21. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>A webpage with an Edit button </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect for collaborative learning </li></ul>
  22. 22. Wiki Terms <ul><li>User Account: Your identity on Wikispaces, consisting of username, password, and e-mail address </li></ul><ul><li>Space: A wiki on which you can collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Page: Each space can consist of multiple pages </li></ul>
  23. 23. Wiki Terms Continued <ul><li>Wikispaces has different permissions settings for your space </li></ul><ul><li>Public: Anyone can view or edit your Wikispace </li></ul><ul><li>Protected: Anyone can view your space but only members can edit </li></ul><ul><li>Private: Only members can view or edit your space </li></ul>
  24. 24. Editing Your Wiki <ul><li>Click the Edit This Page button at the top of your wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>Write the text you would like on your page. </li></ul><ul><li>You can format it with bold, underline, italics, headings, and more. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you are done editing, click Save. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Adding Links on Your Wiki <ul><li>Click Edit This Page. </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the text you would like to link and click on the earth icon in the toolbar. </li></ul><ul><li>Another window will appear allowing you to create a link to another page in your space or another website. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Ok. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Adding Images to Your Wiki <ul><li>Click Edit This Page. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the icon that looks like a tree. </li></ul><ul><li>Browse your computer for the image you would like and click Open. </li></ul><ul><li>Upload the chosen picture or file. </li></ul><ul><li>Place your cursor where you would like the image on the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Double click the image or file to place it on the page. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Adding Media to Your Wiki <ul><li>Click Edit This Page. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the icon of the TV in the toolbar. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the type of object you’d like to embed. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions for embedding each object. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Save. </li></ul>
  28. 28. The topic for our demo wiki?
  29. 29. Long Island / New York Field Trips
  30. 30. Activity <ul><li>Let’s teach each other about possible field trip venues on Long Island and New York </li></ul><ul><li>Take the next 15-30 minutes to select a venue and on an assigned wiki page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>add some information text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>add links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and add an image or a video clip </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Additional Wikispaces Resources for Teachers <ul><li>Check out the K-12 Educational Community at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul>

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