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  1. 1. Wikis in the Classroom Presented by: March 19, 2007 Darlene Skaee and Suzanne McGuirk W I K I W I K I
  2. 2. W I K I W I K I What is a Wiki? <ul><li>Web based collaborative tool </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fix </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Erase </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. W I K I W I K I Why Use? <ul><li>No uploads </li></ul><ul><li>Edit from any computer </li></ul><ul><li>No jump drive </li></ul><ul><li>No need to email from home-school </li></ul><ul><li>No need to meet face to face </li></ul>
  4. 4. W I K I W I K I Benefits to Educators <ul><li>Enhance participation </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate group projects </li></ul><ul><li>Considered “open source” </li></ul>
  5. 5. W I K I W I K I Benefits to Students <ul><li>Collaborative construction of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Negotiation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to create a community </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. W I K I W I K I Uses in Education <ul><li>Journaling </li></ul><ul><li>Creating news </li></ul><ul><li>Science Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Student portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration between teachers </li></ul>
  7. 7. W I K I W I K I Challenges of Use <ul><li>Questionable resources for research </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous authors </li></ul><ul><li>Student-posted information may be modified </li></ul><ul><li>Vandalism </li></ul><ul><li>Filtering </li></ul>
  8. 8. W I K I W I K I A 3 rd Grade Research Project
  9. 9. W I K I W I K I Problems Encountered <ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Filter </li></ul><ul><li>Saving edited pages </li></ul>
  10. 10. W I K I W I K I Some Free Wiki Sites
  11. 11. Let’s Try It! <ul><li> </li></ul>W I K I W I K I