Wiki Classroom Integration Example

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Wiki Classroom Integration Example

  1. 1. New Literacies for Early Elementary: Web 2.0 Tools to Support Literacy Jeremy Brueck, The University of Akron jbrueck@uakron.edu
  2. 2. RESEARCHING
  3. 3. Old School  nu skool <ul><li>Structure “e-tivity” like a “traditional” activity. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have students complete a graphic organizer , draft, edit & revise before publishing work on wiki, blog, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teacher introduces content. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher gives explicit directions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreshadow problems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice together. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Planning for Instruction <ul><li>BEGIN and END with standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyboarding OR Copy/Paste ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What skills do your possess already? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What skills do your students need to learn? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are your lesson objectives ? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spelling </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Process </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Handwriting </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. REPORTING
  6. 6. Choose appropriate resources <ul><li>Why use wikis? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structure based on hierarchical subject divisions through: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>new page creation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>internal and external hyperlinking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow basic page formatting functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Text editing (HTML editors) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Insert images, tables & lists </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hyperlinking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Embedded media </li></ul></ul></ul>Schwartz, L., Clark, S., Cossarin, M., and Rudolph, J. (2004). Educational Wikis: features and selection criteria. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Vol 5, No 1. Retrieved July 1, 2008 from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/163/244 .
  7. 7. Free wiki resources <ul><li>wikispaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>pbwiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://pbwiki.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>seedwiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://seedwiki.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>wetpaint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Important Considerations <ul><li>Private or Public </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Should anyone be able to edit or just members? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will you create accounts for all your students? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advertisements </li></ul>
  9. 9. Use Templates <ul><li>BEST PRACTICE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create templates to easily replicate common wiki pages your students will need. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Go to &quot;Manage Space.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click on &quot;Manage Templates.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Name the new template. You can create your template from a blank page or an existing page on your space. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Create a Picture Library <ul><li>BEST PRACTICE: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload files without adding them to a wiki page before students edit wiki. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Go to &quot;Manage Space.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click on &quot;List and Upload Files.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click &quot;Upload Files&quot; and then choose the file (or files) to upload from your desktop. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click &quot;Select&quot; and the file will begin uploading. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Instructional Preparation <ul><li>BEST PRACTICE: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create your wiki pages and outline prior to class use. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click &quot;New Page&quot; in the left sidebar. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Select the template to start from. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create your new page. You can then edit your page based on the template or save it as is. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Limitations and Considerations <ul><li>Editing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simultaneous editing of one page in a lab setting presents challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Center approach is more effective </li></ul></ul><ul><li>History Tab </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is an excellent monitoring tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In a public space, only IP addresses are shown </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. ANALYZING
  14. 14. Assessment <ul><li>BEST PRACTICE: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporating assessment into the wiki provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning while they are happening. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use the DISCUSSION tab to create assessment questions. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copy the URL of each question and link to it from the wiki page. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Assessment <ul><li>Survey Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SchoolWires </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.schoolwires.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SurveyMonkey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.surveymonkey.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free account allows 10 questions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoomerang </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.zoomerang.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basic service is free </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Educational pricing allows you to export & analyze results </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Questions/Comments <ul><li>Please post your questions in the comment section of this wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>http://early-elementary-wikis.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Jeremy Brueck </li></ul><ul><li>The University of Akron </li></ul><ul><li>jbrueck@uakron.edu </li></ul>

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