Intro to wikis


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Intro to wikis

  1. 1. Part 1<br />Theory & Pedagogy<br />Intro to Wikis<br />
  2. 2. What is a Wiki?<br />Foundational Web 2.0 building block <br />A technology created to solve a problem<br />Lets anyone -- easily create and edit a website without worrying about versioning, permissions, ownership, HTML, complex formatting, etc. The goal was simple, collaborative creation.<br />Digital Play dough<br />A wiki is a body of ideas that a community is willing to know and maintain.<br />
  3. 3. Video – What’s a Wiki?<br />
  4. 4. Video – Blogs v. Wikis<br />
  5. 5. Common Uses for Wikis<br />
  6. 6. Wikis you may have seen…<br />
  7. 7. Some Other Uses for Wikis<br />
  8. 8. Educational Uses for Wikis<br />Teacher/student collaboration<br />Individual assessment projects<br />Lesson Summaries<br />Concept Introduction<br />Exploratory Projects<br />Knowledge Construction<br />Dissemination of Important Classroom Learning Beyond the Classroom <br />
  9. 9. Pedagogical Concerns…<br />When edtech tools are matched up with Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy, wikis can be used to support activities at every level of the taxonomy:<br /><br />
  10. 10. Looking at Wikis in Education<br />
  11. 11. Hands-on time<br />Exploring wikis with LOPP<br />Use your LOPP worksheet to explore these Wikis:<br /><ul><li>
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  14. 14.</li></li></ul><li>Some Additional Classroom Wikis<br />Active Student Use <br />No Active Student use<br /> -- Student book reports <br /> - Student compiled nature guide<br /> - Math explanations<br /> - State reports<br /> - Classroom portal page<br /> - teacher uses site to posts his notes<br />
  15. 15. Examples of PPS Approved Wikis <br />Active Student Use<br />Teacher Collaboration<br />Student portfolios (samples of writing; culminating projects; <br />Student collaborative writing (student written study guides, reference books; peer editing)<br />Collaborate on lesson plans<br />Sharing strategies and/or lesson resources<br />Handbook/FAQ <br />Curricular/Project teamwork<br />
  16. 16. Hands-on time<br />Mapping your Wiki<br /><ul><li>Talk to a neighbor about what you might use your wiki for.
  17. 17. Use Inspiration or Kidspiration to diagram what your wiki structure might look like.</li></li></ul><li>Next Steps…<br />
  18. 18. Part 2<br />Setting Up Your Wiki<br />Intro to Wikis<br />
  19. 19. Review from Session 1<br />Wikis<br />PPS Wiki Guidelines<br />Can be used for many things <br />Support Blooms Taxonomy as recently revised for 21st century skills<br />Are considered an extension of the classroom<br />Should be used for active student use <br />
  20. 20. Examples of PPS Approved Wikis <br />Active Student Use<br />Teacher Collaboration<br />Student portfolios (samples of writing; culminating projects; <br />Student collaborative writing (student written study guides, reference books; peer editing)<br />Collaborate on lesson plans<br />Sharing strategies and/or lesson resources<br />Handbook/FAQ <br />Curricular/Project teamwork<br />
  21. 21. Hands-on time<br />Creating your wiki<br />
  22. 22. Creating your Wiki<br />
  23. 23. Workspace Security Settings<br />
  24. 24. Anatomy of a Wiki Page<br />Navigation:<br /><ul><li>Front Page (x2)
  25. 25. Search
  26. 26. Navigator
  27. 27. Sidebar</li></ul>Menu Bar:<br /><ul><li>Creating a new page
  28. 28. Uploading files
  29. 29. Full screen view </li></ul>Web 2.0 features<br /><ul><li>Page history
  30. 30. Comments
  31. 31. 2 sides – seen and unseen</li></li></ul><li>Account settings<br />
  32. 32. Workspace Preferences <br />
  33. 33. Changing passwords<br />
  34. 34. Wiki Settings<br />Colors – change the color of your pages<br />Logo (*) – upload a logo for your page<br />Backup (*) – create a backup copy of your wiki<br />
  35. 35. User accounts<br />Five different levels<br />Administrator –Administrators can rename, delete and change permissions on just about anything in the wiki. Admins alone have access to the workspace&apos;s Settings page and are also the only ones who can change page and folder level security settings. Admins are the only ones who can see Hidden pages or edit Locked pages. For PPS, the Administrator must be the teacher responsible for the wiki – the one who makes the original application. PPS wikis can only have one administrator (unless prior permission is given). <br />Editor - Editors are highly privileged Writers. They can rename or delete pages, files and folders. Editors should be highly trusted, since they can delete your data irrevocably. <br />Writer - The recommended default for students. Writers can edit pages and revert pages to previous versions. They can also upload new files and create new pages. Writers cannot perform any action that cannot be undone. <br />Readers - Readers cannot make any modifications at all to a workspace, except for commenting on pages. They can view pages, RSS feeds, and files. They can also see the history of changes that have been made to a page. Admins can disable commenting by Readers on the workspace security page. <br />Page Level - these users have no special access to any part of the workspace until they are explicitly given access to a page or a folder with the Custom Security setting. This feature allows you to give individual users up to Editor level permissions on a single page (or group of pages in a folder) without giving them access to any other part of the workspace. This feature is only available once you have an upgraded wiki.<br />
  36. 36. Wiki Settings<br />Workspace security – the same options we looked at when you made your wiki. Best Practice/PPS guidelines:<br />Anyone can view the workspace – authentic audience<br />Only approved people can edit – moderation of wiki editing and controlling the number of licenses<br />Access requests – do not allow additional users require additional licenses<br />Allow commenting for readers (as appropriate) – You’ll want students to be able to comment on each other’s work.<br />
  37. 37. Wiki Settings<br />Notifications and RSS – Allows wiki to notify people when changes are made to your wiki. Best Practice/PPS guidelines:<br />Email notifications – Required. This allows you to moderate the changes students make on the wiki.<br />Allow users to access the RSS feed – Your discretion. Interested parents might use this to follow changes on your wiki…<br />
  38. 38. Wiki Settings<br />Developer Interface – Advanced settings for programmers…DON’T touch these unless you are absolutely sure that you know what you are doing. These changes are irrecoverable. <br />License – Tells you if your wiki has been upgraded.<br />
  39. 39. Pages & Files<br />Pages and Files <br />All pages that exist on the wiki<br />All files that have been uploaded<br />All folders that have been created<br />Create new pages and folders<br />Upload files<br />Upgrade allows:<br />Page creation from files<br />Folder/page security<br />
  40. 40. Hands-on time<br />Look at the pages in your Wiki:<br /><ul><li>Do you need to add some?
  41. 41. D you need to delete some?</li></ul>Do you need some folders?<br />
  42. 42. Editing your Wiki<br /><ul><li>Most controls mimic MS Word
  43. 43. Special “buttons”
  44. 44. Horizontal line
  45. 45. Remove formatting
  46. 46. View HTML source code
  47. 47. Spell check
  48. 48. Plugins</li></ul>Tip: No right clicking - CTRL + C is the shortcut for “copy” ; CTRL + V is the shortcut for “paste”<br />Don’t forget to Save!!<br />
  49. 49. Plugins<br />Calendar<br />Slideshare<br />HTML<br />Google Gadgets<br />Page Information<br />Table of Contents<br />Visitors <br />LaTeX commands<br />Page footnotes<br /> <br />Youtube; Teachertube; Fliqz – direct upload<br />Skype <br />Voki<br />
  50. 50. Other “Stuff”<br />Editing<br />Insert links<br />Upload files<br />Page options<br />File<br />Tag<br />Security (upgrade feature)<br />
  51. 51. Hands-on time<br />Creating a practice page<br /><ul><li>Find a video on PPS Learning community, or teachertube
  52. 52. Embed the video on a page
  53. 53. Add a picture to the page
  54. 54. Tag the page as “practice”
  55. 55. Create a “sandbox” folder
  56. 56. Put the practice page in the folder</li></li></ul><li>Wikis and Students<br />Student Accounts - <br />Pseudonyms<br />Internet Safety Materials<br />NetSmartz -<br />CyberSmart -<br />Ikeepsafe -<br />Prof. Garfield – Prof Garfield <br />Wiki Agreements<br />
  57. 57. Additional Sources for help<br />