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Wikis 2007 Techspo

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Wikis 2007 Techspo

  1. 1. Using Interactive Multimedia within Educational Wikis <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>How to use a Wiki- Many examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2007 Techspowiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educationalwiki </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions and comments </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>“ A Wiki is a website that allows the visitors to easily add, remove, edit and change available content.” Source: </li></ul><ul><li>“ A little more than a web page with an edit button on it.” Adam Frey- Wikispaces Co-founder Source: </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Wiki has turned out be much more than I imagined.” Ward Cunningham- First Wiki Release </li></ul>Fordham Vs. Britannica
  3. 3. Key Wiki Principles <ul><li>Collaboration - during and outside of class structure- Student-centered learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Content-driven -users can share different material. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing -ideas will be shared- Track history </li></ul><ul><li>Social Constructivism- (Duffy, Jonassen, Piaget) </li></ul><ul><li>Trust- people and the process </li></ul>
  4. 4. Is it safe for students? <ul><li>Private use </li></ul><ul><li>Initials– no last names </li></ul><ul><li>Not Myspace- concept similar </li></ul><ul><li>Track user comments </li></ul><ul><li>Parents can be invited </li></ul><ul><li>Emails not required </li></ul><ul><li>School rules apply </li></ul>
  5. 5. Is it safe from vandals? <ul><li>History– People can check on it </li></ul><ul><li>Revert back to an earlier form </li></ul><ul><li>Protected by an active community (Barton, M., 2004) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Educational Applications <ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Shared student projects- local and global </li></ul><ul><li>Group/individual research project with comments </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing documents resources </li></ul><ul><li>Collect web resources </li></ul><ul><li>Study bank for tests </li></ul>
  7. 7. Educational Applications <ul><li>Collaborative Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Audience- peer review </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to others learning </li></ul><ul><li>Process- focus </li></ul><ul><li>Social process of writing </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking of drafts </li></ul>
  8. 8. Educational Applications <ul><li>Content Driven </li></ul><ul><li>Science- Compare Planets within the Solar System </li></ul><ul><li>Math- Share Group Project on Data Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia- videos, Podcasts, live chat, Blogs, RSS feeds, PowerPoint, slideshows, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>No room for fancy fonts, highlights, etc. </li></ul>Fancy colors are cool .
  9. 9. Cons to using Wikis <ul><li>W hat if defaced? </li></ul><ul><li>I ndividual Projects </li></ul><ul><li>L ack initial structure </li></ul><ul><li>S imultaneous editing </li></ul><ul><li>I ndividual tracking of work </li></ul><ul><li>N ovel Project- ineffective </li></ul>
  10. 10. Wikis vs. Blogs and Discussion Boards Source: Ferran, B. Retrieved on January 16, 2007 from Difficult to follow Single author lead Many authors Debate in difficult to follow format. Debate over topics Working together Sometimes can’t be edited. Editing- constant False statements stay Correct inaccuracies Users can’t change content Can’t alter some content- link to past Content change- link to future More structured More flexible Disc. Boards Blogs Wikis
  11. 11. Is it easy to use? <ul><li>Familiarity and Practice </li></ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG Editor recommended </li></ul><ul><li>Some Wikis use more complex editing tools. </li></ul><ul><li>In-house Wikis need to be operated and maintained by network administrators. </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Matrix- Help you choose the right one for your needs. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Wikimatrix Results <ul><li>Criteria </li></ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted elsewhere </li></ul><ul><li>History of pages available </li></ul>
  13. 13. Comparison of Wikis
  14. 14. Wikis- Created by Educators <ul><li>Educational Wikis Source </li></ul><ul><li>Edublog Wiki Finalists </li></ul><ul><li>Link to teacher sites </li></ul><ul><li>Time 100 Project </li></ul><ul><li>Flat Classroom Project </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Vicki Davis and Mrs. Julie LIndsay </li></ul>As of January 23, 2007
  15. 15. Example Educational Wiki <ul><li> You can view the pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Click join after the session and I will accept your request to participate. </li></ul><ul><li>This is an example of a protected Wiki that you can view. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Wikispaces-Make a Wiki Educator Sign Up—A $50 value free for all K-12 educators -Click on the image below. As of January 13, 2007
  17. 17. Wikispaces- Editing a Page Find Edit This Page. This is the button you will use the most. Once in editing, you can add files, change text, etc.
  18. 18. Wikispaces- Editing a Page Find Edit This Page. This is the button you will use the most. You do not need to use the other tabs, such as discussion, etc. Here, the Edit This Page section is depressed.
  19. 19. Wikispaces- Links <ul><li>Text editing </li></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><ul><li>new pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>external </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Wikispaces- Navigation Key to success- Edit Your Navigation Bar
  21. 21. Wikispaces- Navigation Key to success- Edit Your Navigation Bar Editing Result
  22. 22. Wikispaces- Inviting others Go to manage space and click invite people. Alternatively, you can email the names and passwords to [email_address] and they will sign up your students. No emails are needed. Invite
  23. 23. Wikispaces- Look and Feel <ul><li>Subtle Changes- Improve Aesthetics </li></ul><ul><li>Background Color- Simple is Better </li></ul><ul><li>Template Layouts, Logo </li></ul>
  24. 24. Wikispaces- Uploading Files Make sure to not upload an image larger than 150 x 150 pixels. You can resize it within your Wiki. You can also load images from external links. <ul><li>Types- Images, video, audio, text, spreadsheet, and other file types. </li></ul><ul><li>Members can download them. </li></ul>Image Upload
  25. 25. Wikispaces- Uploading Files You can add many files. Incentive for teachers – Get 2 GB+ of data free. Downloading other files Same Format Image Upload Result
  26. 26. Wikispaces <ul><li>Spell-check with the new Google Toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Settings </li></ul><ul><li>Floating toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Permissions </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul>
  27. 27. Wikispaces: Multimedia- Embed and/or Link <ul><li>Audio- Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>Live Chat </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshows </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Written </li></ul><ul><li>Other- RSS </li></ul>Odeo
  28. 28. Wikispaces- Embed an Audio file You can embed different file types, including audio, video, presentations, etc. Add a link to a new page or website. Embed media Upload a file- written, audio, video, etc.
  29. 29. Embed or Link a Video Clip Video File Link— , Google has a download player
  30. 30. Online Wiki Tutorials <ul><li>Basic Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces basics for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Eduwikis </li></ul><ul><li>Educationalwiki The site I started </li></ul><ul><li>Video Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>“ Wikis While You Work” (Wagner, M. Retrieved from on January 12, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Look at How Pages Evolve in Wikipedia Illustration of the growth of a Wiki page - John Udell </li></ul><ul><li>How to log in and edit a Wiki page - Stewart Mader </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces Video Tutorials </li></ul>
  31. 31. Wikispaces- Embed a file Audio file embedded through Odeo
  32. 32. Important Links <ul><li>Audio Podcasting- or </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs- Integrated or </li></ul><ul><li>Live Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Albums </li></ul><ul><li>RSS- Feed </li></ul><ul><li>Slides- PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Storage Online </li></ul><ul><li>Video- Embedded , </li></ul><ul><li>Video- Streaming </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Chooser </li></ul><ul><li>Written text (part of Google) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis- Educational or </li></ul>
  33. 33. Questions and Comments <ul><li>What does “wiki” really mean? </li></ul><ul><li>Please use the links from this handout. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any questions, please email me at [email_address] or go to –Go to teacher pages- Click on Puglia and find the Techspo Presentation Link. </li></ul><ul><li>Or better-Join the Wiki we used today. You will be able to download the presentation from here if you are a member. </li></ul>
  34. 34. References <ul><li>Fraser, J.(2006), The edublog awards . Retrieved from for-best-wiki-2006 in January 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>Jonassen, D. et al. (1998) Computers as mindtools for engaging learners in critical thinking. TechTrends, v43 n2. </li></ul><ul><li>Rubenking, N. (2003), Wiki Tools. P.C. Magazine. Retrieved from,1217,a=113636,00.asp </li></ul><ul><li>Schwartz, L et al. (2004) Educational Wikis: features and selection criteria. Retrieved from in January 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>Standen, A. (2006), A glorified whiteboard. Edutopia. Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki walk-through from teachers first. </li></ul>