Live! Technology Tutorial Wikispaces - October 2012
Jade Ballek – October 2012
Provide a brief background to wikis Explore the Sun West wikis available Look at how wikis can be used in the classroom Getting started with creating your own wiki
Think/Pair/Share The word “wiki” comes from the Hawaiian word meaning “quick”. The first wiki was developed in 1994 by Ward Cunningham. The most popular wiki is Wikipedia which is a free content encyclopedia. How does Wikipedia work? Now, there are tens of thousands of wiki websites! Image from Wikipedia
Easy way to set up a web page Allows many people to add content to a web page - collaboration Can be used to share information with a wide audience quickly Members can have online discussions on a wiki page Others can comment on a wiki page Image from Wikispaces
Sun West Learning Coaches and Consultants and teachers have developed a number of wikis. These wikis were created to provide an opportunity for collaborative sharing among teachers.
Two ways to use wikis in the classroom 1. Provide students with links to wikis to gather information on a topic 2. Create a class wiki to share information
Grade 9 Science Fair Wikispace(Outlook High School
Web Quest Presentations ◦ Lead Teacher ◦ Learning Consultant ◦ Supervisor of Technology
It is a good idea to create a list of “rules” for acceptable use when adding content to a wikispace. Setting the expectations in advance, and developing consequences can help prevent issues from developing.
Settings allow teachers to control who sees the wiki and who can edit content on the wiki: ◦ Private ◦ Group members only ◦ Open/public
Settings allow teachers to change the appearance of their wiki Educational wikis are free, but there are some restrictions.
Create a wikispace account 3 Basic Skills ◦ Create a page ◦ Invite members (verified through email) ◦ Add content Upload files (handouts) Adding external links Insert pictures
One mic at a time “Raise hand” feature on Bridgit