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Wikis  For the Technology Classroom
Objectives <ul><li>Define wikis and connect them to 21 st  century learning skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify ways wiki c...
What is a Wiki? <ul><li>In your own words describe a wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>What are some advantages that a wiki can  giv...
What is a wiki? <ul><li>A  wiki  is a website that uses wiki software, allowing the easy creation and editing of any numbe...
How can Wikis help improve 21 st  century skills? <ul><li>Learning and Innovation Skills  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicat...
So how can we use wikis?  <ul><li>How can it be used to improve the curriculum in the technology classroom? </li></ul><ul>...
Before we get started: Where to go <ul><li>There are many free wiki sites. Two of the biggest sites are: </li></ul><ul><ul...
Before we get started: Resources  <ul><li>Here is a great tool to help you create a wiki on wikispaces.  http://powerboost...
Time to Build  <ul><li>In the next 30 min. use the information we have gathered and create a Wiki site for your classroom....
Lets get connected <ul><li>Now that you have a basic wiki, I want link it to the Chesapeake Technology site.  </li></ul><u...
Lets get connected <ul><li>Click on the edit tab  </li></ul>
Lets get connected <ul><li>Highlight your name and click the insert link button  </li></ul>
Lets get connected <ul><li>When linking to another PBWorks site select URL from the Link Type dropdown menu. </li></ul><ul...
Lets check our progress <ul><li>Now we will look at our wikis together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://chstechnologyed.pbwork...
Next Steps  <ul><li>Earlier I asked you to think of your vision of your classroom wiki. Now we need to start building on t...
Review <ul><li>Today we:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defined wikis and connected them to 21 st  century learning skills. </li><...
Questions <ul><li>Were we successful today? </li></ul>
References <ul><li>Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>http://powerboostnecc09.wikispaces.com/...
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  1. 1. Wikis For the Technology Classroom
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Define wikis and connect them to 21 st century learning skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify ways wiki can be used in the technology classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify resources and create a basic classroom wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Link the wikis together to start forming a CHS Tech. Ed. Network. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>In your own words describe a wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>What are some advantages that a wiki can give a teacher in the classroom? </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a wiki? <ul><li>A wiki is a website that uses wiki software, allowing the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked Web pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites, to power community websites, and for note taking. </li></ul><ul><li>The collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia is one of the best-known wikis. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How can Wikis help improve 21 st century skills? <ul><li>Learning and Innovation Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication and Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Life and Career Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social and Cross-cultural Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information, Media and Technology Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT (Information, communication & technology) Literacy </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. So how can we use wikis? <ul><li>How can it be used to improve the curriculum in the technology classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>Can wikis help with differentiating instruction? How? </li></ul><ul><li>What would it look like? (your vision) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Before we get started: Where to go <ul><li>There are many free wiki sites. Two of the biggest sites are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PBWorks (formally PBWiki ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Both have advantages and disadvantages and I am currently leaning toward wiki spaces but if you already have a wiki somewhere else feel free to use it. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Before we get started: Resources <ul><li>Here is a great tool to help you create a wiki on wikispaces. http://powerboostnecc09.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>This Wiki has links to some examples and resources. http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Time to Build <ul><li>In the next 30 min. use the information we have gathered and create a Wiki site for your classroom. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This should be one site that all your classes can go and share information. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can use either PBWorks or Wikispaces to create your space. </li></ul><ul><li>If you already have a space, start planning how you are going to organize it for the coming school year. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the features of the wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. embed a teacher tube video </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Lets get connected <ul><li>Now that you have a basic wiki, I want link it to the Chesapeake Technology site. </li></ul><ul><li>Check your email; I have invited you to join the wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>You will have administrative rights and will need to create a link between this wiki and your own. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Lets get connected <ul><li>Click on the edit tab </li></ul>
  12. 12. Lets get connected <ul><li>Highlight your name and click the insert link button </li></ul>
  13. 13. Lets get connected <ul><li>When linking to another PBWorks site select URL from the Link Type dropdown menu. </li></ul><ul><li>Type the URL of your page and click save. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Lets check our progress <ul><li>Now we will look at our wikis together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://chstechnologyed.pbworks.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What do we like or dislike about working in the wiki environment? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Next Steps <ul><li>Earlier I asked you to think of your vision of your classroom wiki. Now we need to start building on that vision. </li></ul><ul><li>How will you use the wiki to differentiate and enhance your instruction? </li></ul><ul><li>What else do we need (professional development) to successfully use wikis in the classroom and fulfill your vision? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Review <ul><li>Today we: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defined wikis and connected them to 21 st century learning skills. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify ways wiki can be used in the technology classroom. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify resources and create a basic classroom wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link the wikis together to start forming a CHS Tech. Ed. Network. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Questions <ul><li>Were we successful today? </li></ul>
  18. 18. References <ul><li>Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>http://powerboostnecc09.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pbworks.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wikispaces.com </li></ul>

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