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Using Wikis in the Classroom DTSD C.A.R.A.T.S. Teacher Training Melanie Wiscount [email_address] Wiki wiki on www.flickr.c...
Wikis in Plain English by Common Craft http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
Why a Wiki? wiki_collaboration2 on www.flickr by user  Travelin' Librarian http://www.wikinomics.com/blog/index.php/2008/0...
What is a Wiki? <ul><li>Specially designed Web site that appears as a Web document </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to view, edit, f...
User Submits a Change? <ul><li>Revision becomes the current version of the wiki  </li></ul><ul><li>Previous version is sav...
What Do Wikis Do for Students? <ul><li>Allow your students to collaborate  </li></ul><ul><li>Work together & compile contr...
What Do Wikis Do for Teachers? <ul><li>Build learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a storage space for curriculum...
Benefits of Using Wiki in the Classroom <ul><li>Facilitates Collaborative Authoring </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning fro...
<ul><li>Empowers Students to Create Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Reflects Newly-emerging Teacher-Student Paradigm </li></ul...
What Makes a Good Wiki? <ul><li>User-focused </li></ul><ul><li>Substantive content -  What  is  the  Body of Knowledge  fo...
PBWIki
Wiki on Moodle
Wikispaces for Teachers <ul><li>Create an account </li></ul>Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com b...
Wikispaces for Teachers <ul><li>Create an account </li></ul>Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com b...
Wikispaces Interface Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie Navigation  Bar Page...
To Edit a Wiki Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie Join a  Space
To Edit a Wiki Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie Edit this page
To Edit a Wiki Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie Editing Toolbar
Editing Functions <ul><li>Bold, Italic, Underline </li></ul><ul><li>Color & Style </li></ul><ul><li>Text size </li></ul><u...
Editing Additions <ul><li>Hyperlink </li></ul><ul><li>Images and Files </li></ul><ul><li>Widget -  applets that give acces...
Add Pages to Wiki Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from  www.flickr.com  by user mega leslie Edit Navigation
Add Tags and Edit Notes Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from  www.flickr.com  by user mega leslie Add Tags or Edi...
Collaboration <ul><li>ONLY ONE PERSON can edit at a time. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative -  Create content in word proc...
Discussion Tab <ul><li>Use the discussion tab to communicate with a group </li></ul><ul><li>Sign in </li></ul><ul><li>Add ...
My Mail Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from  www.flickr.com  by user mega leslie Check Mail
My Profile Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from  www.flickr.com  by user mega leslie Profile
My Profile Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from  www.flickr.com  by user mega leslie Account Settings
Track Edits Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from  www.flickr.com  by user mega leslie Edits/Changes
Manage Space Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from  www.flickr.com  by user mega leslie Manage Space
Let’s Begin to Create Wikis  for Your Classroom Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from  www.flickr.com  by user meg...
My School Wiki <ul><li>My School  Wiki </li></ul>students on www.flickr.com by user meyshanworld
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Wikis In The Classroom

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This is the presentation I used in my "Using Wikis in the Classroom" training session for teachers.

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Wikis In The Classroom

  1. 1. Using Wikis in the Classroom DTSD C.A.R.A.T.S. Teacher Training Melanie Wiscount [email_address] Wiki wiki on www.flickr.com by user jpdegamboa
  2. 2. Wikis in Plain English by Common Craft http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
  3. 3. Why a Wiki? wiki_collaboration2 on www.flickr by user Travelin' Librarian http://www.wikinomics.com/blog/index.php/2008/03/26/wiki-collaboration-leads-to-happiness/
  4. 4. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>Specially designed Web site that appears as a Web document </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to view, edit, format, and organize </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to editing a Word document </li></ul><ul><li>Require a minimum of training </li></ul>http://www.bc.edu/offices/instruction/eteaching/initiatives/wiki_benefits.html /
  5. 5. User Submits a Change? <ul><li>Revision becomes the current version of the wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Previous version is saved </li></ul><ul><li>Compare versions </li></ul><ul><li>Easily restore a previous version to make it the current version </li></ul>http://www.bc.edu/offices/instruction/eteaching/initiatives/wiki_benefits.html /
  6. 6. What Do Wikis Do for Students? <ul><li>Allow your students to collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Work together & compile contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Work on them 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Build learning communities </li></ul>http://www.bc.edu/offices/instruction/eteaching/initiatives/wiki_benefits.html /
  7. 7. What Do Wikis Do for Teachers? <ul><li>Build learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a storage space for curriculum resources and more </li></ul><ul><li>Build home-school communications </li></ul><ul><li>Publish web pages (quickly and easily) </li></ul>http://www.bc.edu/offices/instruction/eteaching/initiatives/wiki_benefits.html /
  8. 8. Benefits of Using Wiki in the Classroom <ul><li>Facilitates Collaborative Authoring </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning from others . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developing a higher level of critical thinking . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deepening investigative skills . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developing skills for negotiating conflict and facilitating effective teamwork. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Building  a class community. </li></ul></ul></ul>http://www.bc.edu/offices/instruction/eteaching/initiatives/wiki_benefits.html /
  9. 9. <ul><li>Empowers Students to Create Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Reflects Newly-emerging Teacher-Student Paradigm </li></ul><ul><li>Prepares Students for the Post-University World </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages Creativity </li></ul>Benefits of Using Wiki in the Classroom http://www.bc.edu/offices/instruction/eteaching/initiatives/wiki_benefits.html /
  10. 10. What Makes a Good Wiki? <ul><li>User-focused </li></ul><ul><li>Substantive content - What is the Body of Knowledge for the site? </li></ul><ul><li>How is the knowledge organized (relative to the user?) </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate use of color/font/grapic &quot;look and feel“; consistent look and feel </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation Accessing the content in a &quot; Natural way&quot; </li></ul>
  11. 11. PBWIki
  12. 12. Wiki on Moodle
  13. 13. Wikispaces for Teachers <ul><li>Create an account </li></ul>Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie Free!
  14. 14. Wikispaces for Teachers <ul><li>Create an account </li></ul>Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie Ad -Free!
  15. 15. Wikispaces Interface Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie Navigation Bar Page Name Edit this Page Discussion History Page Content
  16. 16. To Edit a Wiki Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie Join a Space
  17. 17. To Edit a Wiki Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie Edit this page
  18. 18. To Edit a Wiki Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie Editing Toolbar
  19. 19. Editing Functions <ul><li>Bold, Italic, Underline </li></ul><ul><li>Color & Style </li></ul><ul><li>Text size </li></ul><ul><li>Bullet or Numbered List </li></ul><ul><li>Horizontal line </li></ul>Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie
  20. 20. Editing Additions <ul><li>Hyperlink </li></ul><ul><li>Images and Files </li></ul><ul><li>Widget - applets that give access to information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a software component that runs in the context of another program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Table </li></ul><ul><li>Special Symbol </li></ul><ul><li>HTML Code </li></ul>Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie
  21. 21. Add Pages to Wiki Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie Edit Navigation
  22. 22. Add Tags and Edit Notes Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie Add Tags or Edit Notes
  23. 23. Collaboration <ul><li>ONLY ONE PERSON can edit at a time. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative - Create content in word processor first and cut and paste your work and save right away </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use the discussion tab to communicate with a group </li></ul>Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie
  24. 24. Discussion Tab <ul><li>Use the discussion tab to communicate with a group </li></ul><ul><li>Sign in </li></ul><ul><li>Add your ideas or comments </li></ul><ul><li>Has an email look/feel </li></ul>Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie
  25. 25. My Mail Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie Check Mail
  26. 26. My Profile Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie Profile
  27. 27. My Profile Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie Account Settings
  28. 28. Track Edits Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie Edits/Changes
  29. 29. Manage Space Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie Manage Space
  30. 30. Let’s Begin to Create Wikis for Your Classroom Librarian Resources-Ready to Go (A Wiki) from www.flickr.com by user mega leslie Muelle Histórico | Salto [1] 2 On www.flickr.com by user RasDragon Let’ Jump In and Begin…
  31. 31. My School Wiki <ul><li>My School Wiki </li></ul>students on www.flickr.com by user meyshanworld
  32. 32. “ The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Alvin Toffler American Writer & Futurist; former editor of Fortune Magazine “ World is in my hand” - Photo from flickr.com ~by simply fred http://www.quotationspage.com/search.php3?homesearch=21st+century&startsearch=Search Make a Difference

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