Wiki Webinar


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Wiki Webinar

  1. 1. Collaboration with Wikis<br />
  2. 2. Webinar Plan<br />What is a Wiki?<br />Why use a wiki?<br />How do wikis meet the NET*S?<br />Explore educational uses of wikis<br />Overview of PbWorks<br />Create a basic PBWorks wiki<br />
  3. 3. Wikis Defined….<br />What is a wiki? How would you describe a wiki?<br />Type your definitions or descriptions in the chat box…<br />
  4. 4. What is a Wiki?<br />Ward Cunningham created the “wiki” in 1994.<br /><ul><li>A wiki is software that allows users to collaboratively create, edit, link, organize, and publish a website without any knowledge of HTML or special technical skills.
  5. 5. Three step process: Click edit. Make changes. Click save.</li></li></ul><li>Benefits of Wikis…<br />Wikis permit asynchronous communication and group collaboration.<br />Wikis provide users with both author and editor privileges; the overall organization of contributions can be edited as well as the content itself.<br />Wikis allow students to present information in a variety of formats; such as video, pictures, chat programs, polls, interactive posters, tables, etc.<br />Wikis have a complete revision history and audit trail to track every change made to the wiki for easy assessment of the student.<br />Post any other benefits in the chat box…<br />
  6. 6. NET*S National Education Technology <br />Creativity and Innovation<br />Communication and Collaboration<br />Research and Information Fluency<br />Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making<br />Digital Citizenship<br />Technology Operations and Concepts<br />Fosters 21st Century Skills<br />
  7. 7. Challenges of Wikis…<br />Privacy/security needs of minors<br />Personal attachment to content<br />Reluctance to post<br /> -Lack of confidence in writing skills<br /> -fear of not receiving credit for contribution<br /> -don’t like to edit other’s ideas or have their ideas edited<br /> -information accuracy<br />Post any other challenges to chat box….<br />
  8. 8. Wikis: Product or Process<br />Wikis can be a product or a process!<br />Product: Users tend to use the wiki as a consumer, as a reference or a resource. <br />Process: Users tend to contribute to the wiki, collaborating with other contributors to create a dynamic product. <br />
  9. 9. Wiki as a Product<br />Users tend to use the wiki as a consumer as a reference or a resource.<br />Wikipedia<br />Collection of Resources on Dinosaurs, Civil Rights Movement, etc.<br />Calendar of School Events<br />Curriculum Meeting Notes<br />These can all be accessed as a reference and can have multiple contributors creating these products.<br />
  10. 10. Wiki as a Process<br />Users tend to contribute to the wiki, collaborating with other contributors to create a dynamic product. Students can:<br />CreatePublishCommentConversePost IdeasRespondShareEditCollaborateEngage<br />
  11. 11. Wiki Examples<br />Retapedia Wiki:<br />Resource Collection-Science Enquirer:<br />Teacher Collaboration <br /><br />Global Collaboration -Flat Classroom Project 2010:<br />Check out our K-12 Educational Community at:<br />50 Ways to use Wikis for a Collaborative & Interactive Class<br />
  12. 12. How can you use Wikis in the classroom?<br /> Sharing these educational wiki examples can generate ideas of how YOU can use wikis in the classroom. In the chat box, brainstorm how you can use wikis in the classroom….<br />
  13. 13. Educational Uses of Wikis<br />
  14. 14. Engaging Students in Wiki Collaboration<br />Create guidelines for behavior, content, deletion, and editing. Utilize your school AUP for wiki use.<br />Establish a forum for problems should they arise. Be PROACTIVE not REACTIVE.<br />Model examples of collaborative activities.<br />Assign meaningful and authentic activities.<br />Provide explicit directions and expectations for your activity.<br />Define student expectations, roles, assignments, and assessment.<br />Be patient and create a culture of trust.<br />Post reminders and have checkpoints- short term deadlines- before final deadlines.<br />
  15. 15. Resources on Netiquette<br />Wikipedia<br /><br />Digital Citizenship by Gerald Baily & Mike Ribble<br /><br />
  16. 16. Comparison Chart for Wikis<br />Comparison Matrix:<br />
  17. 17. Important Features…<br />Access Controls: Permissions<br />Who can edit?  Who can view?<br />A public wiki allows anyone to see <br />your content-- password required to edit.<br />A private wiki is not accessible to the public-- password required to edit. <br />PBworks includes workspace-wide access levels (Reader, Writer, Editor, and Administrator)<br />Features you can embed or link : <br />Bubbleshare, Slideshare, Vokis, TeacherTube, Clustrmaps, Bubble.Us, Videos, Podcasts, Blogs, live chat and more widget ideas at: <br />