What Are Wikis And How Do I Use Them?
What’s a wiki? <ul><li>Wiki is Hawaiian for &quot;quick.&quot;  </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki is a web page where information c...
Reasons to Have a Wiki <ul><li>Story Starters - round robin writing  </li></ul><ul><li>Book Creation  </li></ul><ul><li>Ch...
Wiki Field Trip <ul><li>Elementary Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// arborheights.wikispaces.com /   </li></ul></ul>...
Wiki Field Trip <ul><li>Secondary  Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// mathtips.wikispaces.com /  - Created pages for ...
Wiki Field Trip <ul><li>General Education Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://21ctools.wikispaces.com/  - 21st Century ...
Sandbox Time http://sandbx.wikispaces.com/ Play around on ours!
Logistics – Things to consider before you begin <ul><li>Open v Closed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone can see and edit  </li...
Logistics – Things to consider before you begin <ul><li>What Extras do you need?  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion tab  </...
Logistics – Things to consider before you begin <ul><li>Monitoring  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vandalism  </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Host Wiki Sites: <ul><li>PB  Wiki - -Free hosting with ads  </li></ul><ul><li>Seed  Wiki - -Free hosting with ads </li></u...
What can Wikis do for you? Brainstorm how you want to use a wiki in your classroom.
Create a Wiki  <ul><li>What is your purpose? </li></ul><ul><li>Who will host it? </li></ul><ul><li>Document the URL and th...
Reflection Time <ul><li>Use the discussion tab to respond to the following questions:  http://teachwiki.wikispaces.com/Wik...
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  1. 1. What Are Wikis And How Do I Use Them?
  2. 2. What’s a wiki? <ul><li>Wiki is Hawaiian for &quot;quick.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki is a web page where information can be added and edited by a collective group rather easily. </li></ul><ul><li>Editing is done through a web browser and can be limited to members of the site or to anyone who visits. </li></ul><ul><li>Pages can also be &quot;un-edited&quot; by reverting back to a previous version with the click of a button. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Reasons to Have a Wiki <ul><li>Story Starters - round robin writing </li></ul><ul><li>Book Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Your Own Adventure </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Projects Micropedias </li></ul><ul><li>Ant Farms - - Point of View - example written based on the Ugly Duckling. </li></ul><ul><li>Branching Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Elaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Class Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Class/Teacher Web site </li></ul><ul><li>Committee Meeting Notes - Committee Planning Space </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Development Space </li></ul><ul><li>WebQuest Host page - Texas Energy - sixth grade science webquest </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wiki Field Trip <ul><li>Elementary Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// arborheights.wikispaces.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// middlej.pbwiki.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// carmanelem.pbwiki.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/et2005/view/e_sess/5985 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// allaboutmath.wikispaces.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// salutetoseuss.wikispaces.com / - Salute to Seuss - an online project for any Pre-K to 6th grade classroom </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Wiki Field Trip <ul><li>Secondary Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// mathtips.wikispaces.com / - Created pages for the most commonly missed math TAKS questions from the 8th grade test. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature Circles using Wikis - http://mrsmccaslin06.wikispaces.com/Literature_Circles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// rightswebquest.wikispaces.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// welcometotheworld.wikispaces.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Crucible: http:// wtchfm.wikispaces.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HS Online Collaborative Writing : http:// schools.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Westwood Schools - http:// westwood.wikispaces.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// misstarvin.wetpaint.com/?t =anon - World History - first semester curriculum through 1300. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// welkerswikinomics.wetpaint.com/?t =anon - Welker’s Wikinomics Page - winner of the Edublogs award </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Wiki Field Trip <ul><li>General Education Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://21ctools.wikispaces.com/ - 21st Century Skills - a collection of video resources on various technology tools by Liz Davis. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// openpd.wikispaces.com / - OpenPD - professional development online and free. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://web2thatworks.com/index.php?title= Main_Page - Marzano and Web 2.0 tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://socialsoftware07.wikispaces.com/Yahoo+Tools - Social Software - linked from OpenPD site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// goapes.wikispaces.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// teachwiki.wikispaces.com / - TeachWiki - resource on Web 2.0 and Ridgeview Technology Staff Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://rrisd-its.wikispaces.com / - RRISD Instructional Technology Wiki. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Sandbox Time http://sandbx.wikispaces.com/ Play around on ours!
  8. 8. Logistics – Things to consider before you begin <ul><li>Open v Closed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone can see and edit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone can see - Members only can edit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Members only can see and edit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to Log in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group Login </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual Login - (Wikispaces will upload student info with an email address.) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Logistics – Things to consider before you begin <ul><li>What Extras do you need? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion tab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>file uploads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>multi-media files </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How much time do you have? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One shot deal </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Logistics – Things to consider before you begin <ul><li>Monitoring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vandalism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History </li></ul></ul><ul><li>District AUP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Names </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Host Wiki Sites: <ul><li>PB  Wiki - -Free hosting with ads </li></ul><ul><li>Seed  Wiki - -Free hosting with ads </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sandbx - http://www.seedwiki.com/wiki/sandbx/sandbx </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki  Search Engine </li></ul><ul><li>Media  Wiki - -Runs Wikipedia </li></ul>
  12. 12. What can Wikis do for you? Brainstorm how you want to use a wiki in your classroom.
  13. 13. Create a Wiki <ul><li>What is your purpose? </li></ul><ul><li>Who will host it? </li></ul><ul><li>Document the URL and the log in info </li></ul><ul><li>Get Started </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be done as individuals or as groups (think small) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Help??? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Reflection Time <ul><li>Use the discussion tab to respond to the following questions: http://teachwiki.wikispaces.com/WikiSummer </li></ul><ul><li>Write a personal definition of a wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>Give the URL of your wiki </li></ul><ul><li>What do you not want to forget about wikis? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your next step with your wiki page? </li></ul>

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