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Collaborative Teaching

  1. 1. Collaborative Teaching: Web 2.0:Wikis and RSS Feed Readers<br />Ashlee Bueche<br />Kristin Mikula<br />Sarah Needham<br />Stephen Johnson<br />ART 331: Technology in Art Education<br />Visual Arts Education<br />Eastern Michigan University<br />
  2. 2. What is a Wiki? <br />A Wiki is simply a website where anyone can edit anything anytime they want. <br />The Wiki most familiar to us is <br />The concept behind Wikipedia is that “everyone together is smarter than anyone alone”.  <br />Wikis put the power in the hands of everyone. Anyone can be the editor of a Wiki.<br />
  3. 3. How can Wikis benefit students?<br />Editorial control and responsibility<br />Exercise and hone their ability to collaborate with one another<br />Negotiate with one another<br />Acts as a resource, showcase, or an articulation tool<br />
  4. 4. How does a Wiki work?<br />Wiki pages all have the same basic features<br />‘EDIT’ button<br />‘SAVE’ button<br /> Log in to Wiki page<br />Click EDIT<br />Enter content<br />Click <br />
  5. 5. How can a Wiki be used in the classroom?<br />Demonstration of student knowledge<br />Keeping students up to date on classroom activities<br />Wikis can be used for any subject or topic:<br />Notes-from-class<br />Artist-report<br />History of the community/school<br />Class Wikis created by the students<br />How-to <br />
  6. 6. Wiki Resources:<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Wikis in Plain English<br />
  7. 7. What is an RSS Feed Reader?<br />It is a quick and easy way to see the latest updates of your favorite blogs, websites, or wiki<br />The user subscribes to whatever blog/website/wiki that is of interest to them<br />Instant updates<br />Saves time<br />Familiar example of an RSS Feed Reader:<br />
  8. 8. How to set up a Feed Reader…<br />There are 2 simple steps for setting up a <br />RSS Feed Reader:<br />1. Get an account.<br /> <br />You can get an account from:<br /><br /><br />2. Set up subscriptions to your favorite <br />blogs or news sites. <br />
  9. 9. How Feed Readers Work<br />
  10. 10. Using RSS Feed Readers in the Art Classroom<br />Some classrooms have Weblogs.  The Reader then allows students and teachers to keep track of updates fellow classmates have made to the website.<br />Readers also allow students to search by topic.  On Google Reader, students can search for a topic they are researching in class and get the latest article updates.<br />
  11. 11. RSS Feed Reader Resources:<br /><br /><br />RSS Feed Readers in Plain English<br />
  12. 12. References:<br /><ul><li>Common Craft. Wikis in Plain English. May 29th, 2007. Online Video Clip. January 18th, 2010. <http://>
  13. 13. Common Craft. RSS in Plain English. April 23rd, 2007. Online Video Clip. January 18th, 2010. < rss_plain_english>
  14. 14. Davis, Vicki. Westwood Schools. November 30th, 2005. January 18th 2010. <>
  15. 15. Richardson, Will. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classroom. Corwin Press, California. 2009.
  16. 16. Wikis. January 18th 2010. < wiki/Wiki></li>