Published on

Published in: Business, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide


  1. 1. Wiki! Wiki! A Quick Introduction to Using a Wiki in Your Classroom Presented by: Gary Collins Saudi Aramco Schools Dhahran, Saudi Arabia [email_address]
  2. 2.
  3. 3. Presentation Outline <ul><li>What is a wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>Why use a wiki with my students? </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to use a wiki in your class </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of wikis in classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about using a wiki… </li></ul><ul><li>How do I create a wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>The End, or just the beginning…? </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a wiki?
  5. 5. Wiki Wiki means “quick,” or “hurry fast” in Hawaiian
  6. 6. <ul><li>Wiki History: </li></ul><ul><li>Ward Cunningham </li></ul><ul><li>WikiWikiWeb </li></ul><ul><li>(1994) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. Wiki Wiki
  8. 8. A wiki is an easy-to-use web page that multiple people can edit.
  9. 9. Wikipedia
  10. 10. Wikipedia
  11. 11. <ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Open, public writing tool </li></ul><ul><li>Constructive </li></ul><ul><li>Community of users construct the knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Add, edit, delete, modify the content </li></ul><ul><li>Manage the content </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing collective work of many authors </li></ul>
  12. 12. “ Aside from project management, companies use wikis for wide-ranging activities, such as tracking industry news, setting meeting agendas, posting corporate policies, and even creating strategy documents.”
  13. 14. “ At PIXAR … wiki technology is being used to help coordinate new computerized animation tools for the studio’s planned 2008 release of a film called WALL-E .”
  14. 15. In the classroom, a wiki is a free tool that empowers every student to collaborate and share information.
  15. 16. Video: Wikis in Plain English Available online at: video-wikis-plain-english
  16. 17. Why use a wiki with my students?
  17. 18. Mr. Lunsford has assigned a team research project. What can he do to encourage the students to work together, share resources and create high quality work?
  18. 19. <ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Open, public writing tool </li></ul><ul><li>Constructive </li></ul><ul><li>Community of users construct the knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Add, edit, delete, modify the content </li></ul><ul><li>Manage the content </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing collective work of many authors </li></ul>
  19. 20. Why use a wiki? <ul><li>A wiki is a great tool for… </li></ul><ul><li>(1) Student communication </li></ul><ul><li>(2) Student collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>generating ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sharing information, resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>creating together </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(3) Student presentation of learning </li></ul>
  20. 21. Why use a wiki? <ul><li>Differentiation </li></ul><ul><li>Student engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Information literacy skills </li></ul><ul><li>Others… </li></ul>
  21. 22. “ Digital Natives”
  22. 23. <ul><li>blogs </li></ul><ul><li>podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>wikis </li></ul><ul><li>shared docs </li></ul><ul><li>photo sharing </li></ul><ul><li>mashups </li></ul><ul><li>social networking </li></ul>Web 2.0
  23. 24. <ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>tagging </li></ul><ul><li>open source </li></ul><ul><li>online publishing </li></ul><ul><li>discussion boards </li></ul>Web 2.0
  24. 25. <ul><li>34% of adult internet users have created online content to share. </li></ul><ul><li>Pew Internet Project, 2006 </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><li>No more “surfing the net,” or </li></ul><ul><li>“ riding the wave.” </li></ul>We are the wave!
  26. 27. Ways to use a wiki in your class
  27. 28. Ways to use a wiki <ul><li>Easily create simple student websites </li></ul><ul><li>Project collaboration (Big 6 skills!) </li></ul><ul><li>Peer review </li></ul><ul><li>Group authoring </li></ul><ul><li>Data collection, survey </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul>
  28. 29. Ways to use a wiki <ul><li>Teacher collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments and homework </li></ul><ul><li>Review and extend class activities and discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Link to video, podcasts, games </li></ul><ul><li>Post supplemental resources and extension activities </li></ul>
  29. 30. “ It's so easy to create a site to help guide students along with projects. I have found that it's a good way to make handouts available to students - I just point them at the web address. I post links to my PBwiki sites on Rockford's site so that parents can access project guidelines as well.” Justin Wylie Rockford High School , IL
  30. 31. Converse Post ideas Respond Discussion Board Write Publish Comment Create Publish Comment Converse Post Ideas Respond Share Edit Collaborate Engage Blog Wiki Three great ways to communicate with students
  31. 32. Examples of Wikis in Classrooms
  32. 33. Grade 4 classroom wiki
  33. 35. High School Pre-Calculus class
  34. 37. For more ideas, check out the pbwiki Educator webpage. You will find tips, suggestions, examples, and a community of teacher users.
  35. 38. Questions about using a wiki with my students…
  36. 39. Mrs. Brockish wants to be sure her students are protected from the wider internet. How can she make certain her online wiki is safe? How can she be sure that her students won’t be drawn onto the wider web?
  37. 40. You control who sees your wiki. <ul><li>You set the password. </li></ul><ul><li>You choose who participates. </li></ul>
  38. 41. Educator wikis are free and have no advertisements. NO ADS
  39. 42. Mrs. Tubbs wants to make certain her students act appropriately on line. Will her students write appropriate comments? How can she monitor her students’ activity?
  40. 43. You have a history of every edit. You are notified of every change. You can restore pages or information that is deleted.
  41. 44. No more “dog ate my homework.” <ul><li>Edits are time stamped. </li></ul><ul><li>You know who made changes and when they were made. </li></ul>
  42. 45. How do I create a wiki?
  43. 46. Wiki Resources <ul><li>NESA now has a wiki tool! </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  44. 47. Make a free wiki as easily as a peanut butter sandwich.
  45. 48. Wikis are free and easy to set up. No IT department is needed!
  46. 49. <ul><ul><li>Simply create a password and begin. </li></ul></ul>
  47. 51. Customize your wiki Skins Templates
  48. 52. Just click Edit page and begin
  49. 53. Just like editing a Word document
  50. 54. Quickly create new pages. Free, unlimited pages for educator wikis!
  51. 55. Link to other wiki pages
  52. 56. Link to other websites
  53. 57. Use plug-ins to add features to your wiki. For example, you can create a calendar to make assignments and homework information easily available to both students and parents.
  54. 58. Easily insert video, illustrations, maps, charts, diagrams, pictures…
  55. 59. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 – Upload and you’re done! Insert pictures in three easy steps!
  56. 60. The End… or just the beginning?!
  57. 61.
  58. 62. But Wait, There’s More!
  59. 63. Wiki Champion!
  60. 64. Gary Collins Saudi Aramco Schools Dhahran, Saudi Arabia [email_address]