Wikisym2008: Wiki For Kids

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Follow-up slides about WikiSym 2008 OpenSpace session on "Wiki for kids, how good can it be"

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Wikisym2008: Wiki For Kids

  1. 1. WikiSym 2008 Wiki For Kids What’s That? Is That Good? This is a result from OpenSpace “Wiki for kids: how good they can be?”
  2. 2. WikiSym 2008: Wiki For Kids 2
  3. 3. WikiSym 2008: Wiki For Kids Let’s define “kids” Two groups by age: • 4-8 years old • and 8-12 years old. Main differences are in: • abilities to write and to read • needs in social attention 3
  4. 4. WikiSym 2008: Wiki For Kids For young ones “Wiki” and “computer” itself are mostly indistinguishable. Wiki is a toy. Tool for structuring individual behavour of a child. 4
  5. 5. WikiSym 2008: Wiki For Kids Carried Away Such a pleasant dream for parents! 5
  6. 6. WikiSym 2008: Wiki For Kids While He Plays, you can take some rest and do some “adult” things. Such as drinking beer, yep. 6
  7. 7. WikiSym 2008: Wiki For Kids How to teach you child to play with wiki? 7
  8. 8. WikiSym 2008: Wiki For Kids Childrens don’t know how to play games. Children, growned by animals, don’t know how to play. Playing games is a social skill. 8
  9. 9. WikiSym 2008: Wiki For Kids Play together! Use wiki as a context for communication with your child. 9
  10. 10. WikiSym 2008: Wiki For Kids Visuals Instead Of Text You are not expecting your kid to read all this stuff? Erm, don’t expect him to write it, too. 10
  11. 11. WikiSym 2008: Wiki For Kids So, what is “wiki” here? Wiki — is a place where you and your child can create together 11
  12. 12. WikiSym 2008: Wiki For Kids Drawing Tools Draw together with your child: start from questions like “what color should we use for puppy?” 12
  13. 13. WikiSym 2008: Wiki For Kids Mijn Naam Is Haas • “My name is Haas” www.mijnnaamishaas.nl • interactive narrative game, where kids helps hare on its journey • can be used for learning vocabulary and usage of words 13
  14. 14. WikiSym 2008: Wiki For Kids Playing Together is better alongside of a single computer at this age. 14
  15. 15. WikiSym 2008: Wiki For Kids Universal Edit Button Use metaphors from real world, not from word processor! 15
  16. 16. WikiSym 2008: Wiki For Kids For 8+ years • There is a plenty of games inside and outside the computer. • Wiki is just another one game. 16
  17. 17. WikiSym 2008: Wiki For Kids Games With Wiki • Can help to develop creativity • Allow learning of working in group, how to: • use and impove others’ products • consider and use others’ opinions • build a result-oriented communication 17
  18. 18. WikiSym 2008: Wiki For Kids Some Games You Can Play • collaborative writing of a story around some key points of a plot • photo quests and hyper cartoons • fantasy dictionary creation • wiki games as in: tinyurl.com/wiki-gaming 18
  19. 19. WikiSym 2008: Wiki For Kids So • 3-8 yo — Wiki is a context for playful interaction with parents and other kids • 8+ yo — Wiki becomes a sandbox for co-creation games • Creativity and groupwork skills are key learning points in wiki-related activity 19
  20. 20. WikiSym 2008: вики для детей Authors and contributors • Nikolay Yaremko makiwara@humanemagica.com • Konstantin Kolomeetz kolomeetz@yandex-team.ru and other WikiSym participants More WikiSym 2008 stories? http://wikisym2008.humanemagica.com 24 20

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