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Wikis in the classroom


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Wikis in the classroom

  1. 1. Wikis in the Classroom Collaboration, Communication and Creation Marsha Harris Instructional Technology Specialist Trinity School Danielle Klaus Instructional Technology Coordinator The Galloway School
  2. 2. Who are WE?
  3. 3. Who Are YOU? <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Where you’re from </li></ul><ul><li>Your Position </li></ul><ul><li>Experience with Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Why You ’re Here </li></ul>
  4. 4. &quot;Change before you have to.&quot;  - Jack Welch
  5. 5. Wiki What? <ul><li>What in the heck does “wiki” mean anyways? </li></ul><ul><li>Here ’s a hint… </li></ul>
  6. 6. Quick, Quick!! <ul><li>Ward Cunningham </li></ul><ul><li>1994 </li></ul><ul><li>QuickWeb-Quickly Editable Website </li></ul><ul><li>Hawaiian Airport- WikiWiki Shuttle </li></ul><ul><li>Dubbed WikiWikiWeb </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sooooo…. <ul><li>A Wiki is a Web page with an Edit button! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wikis in Plain English
  9. 9. Why Wiki?
  10. 10. What’s the Difference?
  11. 11. Lets Chat… <ul><li>What pedagogical practices and styles of learning do you think that wikis would benefit? Can you think of lessons that would work effectively through the use of a wiki? </li></ul>
  12. 12. 21 st Century Students… <ul><li>Critical Thinking & Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration & Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Agility, Confidence & Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative, Action & Service </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Oral & Written Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis & Synthesis of Information </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity, Curiosity & Imagination </li></ul>
  13. 13. Have you heard of… Authentic Assessment Project Based Learning? Cooperative Learning? How can using a wiki support this type of learning?
  14. 14. Why “ I ” Use a Wiki <ul><li>Archive of my Lessons Year to Year </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability of my Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Access to All </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with Students and Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Project Source (school wiki) </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Communication and Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Student Portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>BECAUSE IT ’ S EASY and FREE! </li></ul>
  15. 15. My Wiki <ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. Wiki Host Sites <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 17. Profession or Pleasure? <ul><li>Knitting, candy, race cars, elephants, plastic…and perhaps combinations of all of the above! </li></ul>There are TONS of wikis about “random” things out there…for your professional development or pleasure.
  18. 18. <ul><li>Questions, Comments, Suggestions, Sharing? </li></ul>