Wiggy wiki's and art history


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TAEA Conference 2010
Presentation by Kathie del Hierro

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Wiggy wiki's and art history

  1. 1. What is a wiki?  Creative space to group share creative knowledge/planning/ideas.  Worlds largest wiki – we all know it – it has more readers than the New York Times, Wikipedia, owned by Jimmy Wales.  Wiki in Hawaiian means “fast.”
  2. 2. Why wiki with your students?  Meet the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills TEKs art history and technology components.  Get to know your students better.  Cross the curriculum to meet some of the TEKs for Language Arts/English.  Teach in a way that students like to learn; through social interaction!
  3. 3. How to set up a wiki …  http://www.pbwiki.com  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ5OV14 v4xU  http://www.wetpaint.com  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7BAU2X X5Ws  http://www.wikispaces.com  http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour
  4. 4. Examples of Wiki’s …  http://www.wetpaint.com  http://artinyear9.wetpaint.com/  http://www.wikispaces.com  http://jeni-erik-wedding.wikispaces.com/  http://www.pbwiki.com  http://hcmsart.pbworks.com/
  5. 5. Gettin’ wiggy with wiki’s …  Welcome students to the page and introduce yourself  Let students know the purpose of the wiki  Have a weekly “news flash” where you make a connection to something happening in the classroom.  Post your grading expectations, and criteria.  Post your due date The HOME PAGE and instructions:
  6. 6. Gettin’ wiggy with wiki’s …  Create easy to find class folders so students know where to go  Name your pages sequentially so they are listed in order (i.e., start the page name, or file name, with a number)  Create a folder for students to make their own pages Organization:
  7. 7. Gettin’ wiggy with wiki’s …  Introduce artist to comment on  Artist quote  Grading criteria – expectations  Picture of art to comment on  Sites to help with student research  Grading criteria – a third time …  Example of comment The wiki page to comment on:
  8. 8. Sites to find Art History …  http://www.artchive.com  http://www.arthistory.net/  http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/  http://wwar.com/artists/  http://www.vangoghgallery.com/artistbios/  http://www.britannica.com/ (if your school has an account)  http://www.umich.edu/~hartspc/histart/mot her/museums.html
  9. 9. Motivating students …  Include the wiki artist in classroom discussions – formally, and informally  Seek out individual students and praise their comments, verbally.  Show all students exemplary comments on the overhead  Encourage students commenting on other students comments
  10. 10. How to find this slide show:  Go to http://hcmsart.pbworks.com/  In the navigation menu, find the TAEA 2010 Wiggy Wiki and Art History page  Open it and scroll down to view the slide show. How to contact me: kdelhierro@eanesisd.net