Creating collaborative classroom learning environments using wikispaces

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Creating collaborative classroom learning environments using wikispaces

  1. 1. By Rabbi Tzvi Pittinsky Director of Educational TechnologyThe Frisch School, Paramus, NJ USA Tzvi.Pittinsky@gmail.com http://techrav.blogspot.com http://twitter.com/techrav
  2. 2. Wikis for EducationAdvantages Disadvantages• Easy to Use- WYSIWYG (What You See Is • Discussions can only be moderated after What You Get Text Editor) posting.• Multi-Platform: Windows and Mac• Global Reach- Multilingual and available anywhere in the world.• Encourages Collaboration• Supports asynchronous online discussion forums• Versatile and customizable• Safety- Every version of every page is saved.• Security- Comment moderation (after posting) and permissions
  3. 3. Classroom applications Teacher Collaboration focusing on a Common Theme or Subject School Partnering Asynchronous Student Discussions Student Projects
  4. 4. Teacher Collaboration-Holocaust Integration Day
  5. 5. School Partnering- Amal, Nahariya
  6. 6. Frisch Africa Connection
  7. 7. Asynchronous Student Discussions-Korach’s Common Sense Rebellion
  8. 8. Asynchronous DiscussionForums:What the research says… Chance to reflect Higher order Draw on prior thinking skills knowledge Asynchronous online discussions More sensitive Less stress topics
  9. 9. Student Projects- Be theProphet Amos WebQuest
  10. 10. Wikis ExamplesThe Frisch School Wiki-http://wiki.frisch.org Password protected.http://frischgoesgreen.wikispaces.com/http://students4israel.wikispaces.com/http://shiriyah.wikispaces.com/http://ifaces2011.wikispaces.com/
  11. 11. Now let’s make a wiki of ourown! Go to http://www.wikispaces.com/ to start creating your first wiki. Then follow me…
  12. 12. Works CitedBlankenship, W. (2009). Making connections: Using online discussion forums to engage students in historical inquiry. Social Education, 73(3), 127-130.Merryfield, M. M. (2001). The paradoxes of teaching a multicultural education course. Journal of Teacher Education, 52(4), 283-299.Pena-Schaff, J. B., & Nichols, C. (2004). Analyzing student interactions and meaning construction in computer bulletin boards. Computers & Education, 42(3), 243-265.Warschauer, M. Comparing face-to-face and electronic discussion in the second language classroom. CALICO Journal v13 n2-3 p7-26 Win-Spr 1995-96.
  13. 13. By Rabbi Tzvi Pittinsky Director of Educational TechnologyThe Frisch School, Paramus, NJ USA Tzvi.Pittinsky@gmail.com http://techrav.blogspot.com http://twitter.com/techrav

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