Wikis That Work


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A wiki is free, functional and fabulous. This presentation will reveal how a wiki-centric classroom can easily be developed to provide a constructivist tool for collaboration, communication, publishing, presentation and assessment. Topics covered include the nuts and bolts of setting up a wiki, ideas for classroom use and best practice use of wikis internationally. The Edublog 2006 award winning wiki “Flat Classroom Project” will be featured along with a discussion of how to integrate Web 2.0 tools into the wiki environment.
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Wikis That Work

  1. 1. Wikis That Work Julie Lindsay International School Dhaka Bangladesh March 2007
  2. 2. Wiki Nuts and Bolts <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>A great resource </li></ul><ul><li>An authentic project students can contribute to </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability and authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>of information </li></ul> A wiki is a web page/web site that allows anyone to add content without knowing HTML or other coding
  3. 3. The ‘Fake’ professor controversy
  4. 4. School and university projects
  5. 5. Wikis: Essential Features <ul><li>Different management levels to suit user needs </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can contribute, edit, delete </li></ul><ul><li>List and print pages </li></ul><ul><li>Find the history of each page </li></ul><ul><li>Use discussion/comments tab </li></ul><ul><li>Embed multimedia: audio, video, RSS </li></ul>
  6. 6. Disruptive Technologies? a community for sharing information about the products you like the most
  7. 7. Are Wiki’s Disruptive? <ul><li>Innovations that drastically change the course by which users connect, engage, and relate with the world and transform society </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wikis and Pedagogy <ul><li>Essential features of a Wiki-centric classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative: shared experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging and supports social learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities for publication: teacher and student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities for interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to use Web 2.0 tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online learning, 24/7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fosters development of information literacy skills </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Wikis to Support Curriculum <ul><li>Course content development and syllabus outlines and organization </li></ul><ul><li>Online assignments and projects </li></ul><ul><li>Provides for student-student and student-teacher interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment and presentation facility </li></ul>
  10. 10. Case Study Number 1 <ul><li>ITGS wiki http:// </li></ul>
  11. 11. ITGS Wiki Best Practice <ul><li>Looking into the wiki-centric classroom </li></ul><ul><li>E-Commerce Case Study </li></ul><ul><li>Getting the Message with Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Student created page: VOIP </li></ul>
  12. 12. More Classroom Wikis <ul><li>Best practice examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Westwood Schools wiki (Vicki Davis) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>North Shore Reflections (Vinnie Vrotny) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 13. More Wikis that Work <ul><li>Warlicks CoLearners Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>SIGHC </li></ul><ul><li>Technology integration (Kim Cofino) </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullying </li></ul>
  14. 14. Global Collaboration via Wiki <ul><li>An online environment where all collaborators can share and interact </li></ul><ul><li>Easily monitored by teachers and participants </li></ul><ul><li>Readily accessible and not a steep learning curve for teachers or students to use </li></ul>
  15. 15. Case Study Number 2 Flat Classroom Project
  16. 16. Flat Classroom Project 2006 Classes Westwood Schools, Camilla Georgia Vicki Davis (Cool Cat Teacher) International School Dhaka Bangladesh Julie Lindsay
  17. 17. Flat Classroom media <ul><li>Flat Classroom review video (Julie) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Student video: Casey and Cannelle introduction for ‘Virtual Communication’ http:// =8050836436207182214&q= wiki+casey+flat </li></ul><ul><li>Flat Classroom results aligned with ISTE standards (Vicki) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. Web 2.0 Tools <ul><li>Wikis, blogs, podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging, VOIP (Skype) </li></ul><ul><li>Online productivity tools (Google docs, Dropload) </li></ul><ul><li>Web hosting services (YouTube, Evoca) </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking websites (MySpace) </li></ul>
  19. 19. 1001 Flat World Tales <ul><li>A collaborative writing wiki project </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> (teachers coordination wiki) </li></ul><ul><li> (MS 1001 tales wiki) </li></ul><ul><li>Clay Burell, Korea </li></ul><ul><li>Kim Cofino, Malaysia </li></ul>
  20. 20. International Teen Life <ul><li>The purpose of this project is to have teenagers from different locations around the globe exchange their thoughts and perceptions of what their lives are like.   </li></ul><ul><li>In this project we want to give you an opportunity to explore issues, and work intensely to gain a clearer understanding of concerns that people have in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Clarence Fisher: </li></ul>
  21. 21. A Million Penguins <ul><li>Global collaborative writing </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  22. 22. What are You Waiting For? <ul><li>Get started with Wikis today! </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>PB Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>WetPaint </li></ul>
  23. 23. Wikis That Work Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License 3.0 Presented by Julie Lindsay International School Dhaka, Bangladesh At ECIS IT, International School Düsseldorf March 2007 All resources mentioned in this slideshow (and more!) can be found on the wiki page: http:// /