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1 Ben Smith and Jared Mader Thursday, March 10, 2011 Google Me This -- How to Make Collaboration Work in a Wiki World

2 About Us Ben Smith: Physics Teacher Science Chair Technology Resource Teacher Keystone Technology Integrator Doctoral Student in Instructional Technology STAR Discovery Educator ISTE Board of Directors Jared Mader: Director of Technology Former Chemistry Teacher Keystone Technology Integrator Masters Degree in Instructional Technology STAR Discovery Educator BlendedSchools Consultant ISTE Consultant/Faculty

3 Success in the Digital Age for students ^ Marc Prensky - Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants - See ArticleSee Article

4 Changing Instruction The Web 2.0 Effect Collaboration Enhancing Observation Dynamic Reporting Capabilities Streamlines Data Sharing

5 National Educational Technology Standards for Students

6 National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers 1.Student Learning & Creativity 2.Digital Age Learning Experiences & Assessments 3.Digital Age Work & Learning 4.Digital Citizenship & Responsibility 5.Professional Growth & Leadership

7 Our Taxonomy

8 Old Ways of Adding Web Content Hard coding Know html Use GoLive or Dreamweaver Use Word, FrontPage, or Pagemill Create with Inspiration Cookie Cutter Method SchoolCenter, SchoolWorld, Edline

9 What is a Wiki? Server software allowing users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser Supports hyperlinks between internal pages and external sites Easy to add pages Promotes content composition by non-technical users. Source:

10 A History on Wiki Began in 1995 Origin inspired by HyperCard Can replace an intranet There are now many wikis Wikispaces Pbwiki Source: Wikipedia

11 Issues with Wikis Who is adding content? Is the information reliable? Different than a blog Blogs are more one on one interactions Different than forums Forums allow many users to ask and answer specific questions Wikis allow for collaboration

12 Wiki Uses Present class content Share ideas for projects Publish student examples Student portfolios Lab reports Media portfolio Podcast directory Classroom newsletter Any informational content

13 Our Wikis etitaxonomy.wikispaces.com etitaxonomy.pbworks.com rlsciencecurriculum.wikispaces.com edtechinnovators.wikispaces.com rlphysicsinfo.wikispaces.com redlionsssci.wikispaces.com rlsoundlab.wikispaces.com rltechacademy.wikispaces.com

14 User Created Content Student author/create their own media Writing Pad - Allow student authoring Wacom mimio Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras Widgets, Snippets, HTML embedding Graphic Organizers Screenshots External Links

15 Wiki Setup Internet Connection Student Accounts (not required) Gaggle Student Wiki Accounts Teachers can now set this up Have students put in an identifiable account name

16 Budget $5-$10 per month for removal of ads OR Free for K-12 wikis Contact wikispace - they set it up for you Go to Manage.. Subscriptions.. Request Upgrade Time for students to work

17 Alternatives Content Management Systems Blackboard, SchoolCenter, Edline etc. PB Wikis Make your own website

18 Decisions / Considerations Collaboration Policy Can students create their own? Navigation Menu - Plan ahead Creates the purpose and use of the wiki

19 Ways to Start Begin simple Post the wiki and allow students to work as extra credit Give in class assignments Assign single students or groups to post per unit Post teacher management documents Podcast directory

20 Starting a Wiki Create your own account and space, named appropriately Public or Private Develop framework and activities Students accounts are created Students join the space Teacher approves students Students begin contributing Teacher monitors Wiki

21 Managing a Wiki Have changes forwarded to your Track recent changes Add discussions

22 For you to do Create wiki account if needed Join our wiki - edtechinnovators.wikispaces.com Post to our wiki on your page- How will you use wikis? Create your own wiki Upload text, image, pdf Link to a page inside of wiki Link to outside link

23 Checklist of Wiki Skills Add Text Add Image Add PDF or other file Add MP3 Hyperlink to one of your pages Hyperlink to an outside webpage Embed a widget Add a table Special Characters

24 Advanced Skills Checklist Make a New Space - My Account Use Actions - Lock a Page and other things Kick a member out Monitor your space through Change the Look and Feel Notifying Others

25 Collaborative Science Shared Observations Shared Data Shared Media Shared Resources Shared Discussion

26 Google - More than Just Search Look under More

27 NETS-S

28 A Taxonomy for Integrating Technology Increasing Levels of Cognition Curriculum mastery deepens Increasing Complexity of Technology Skills Technology choices become autonomous

29 What Can Google Do for You?

30 Google Web & Google Apps iGoogle Search Google Scholar Google Sites Gmail Google Documents Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations Forms Blogger Google Earth and Maps SketchUp Picassa Calendar

31 Google Docs Documents Spreadsheets Presentations

32 Google Apps for Education Google Apps for education allows students and teachers to share, collaborate and produce behind a private domain environment….for FREE. Alternatively, must have a Google account Sign up by:

33 Sharing and Embedding HTML Code for other web 2.0 tools

34 Did we say forms? The Basics Forms created using Google Docs. Allows for user to complete the form and the results are sent a Google Spreadsheet to compile and review VIDEO TUTORIAL: Check out the Resources page of the ETI website

35 Improving the Use of Forms

36 Collaborative Science Using Google Forms Data Collection Live Graphing Sharing Data

37 Creating Forms Clicking on Add Form lets you select types of questions and compiles answers into a spreadsheet. Clicking on Add Item allows you to add six different types of questions or formatting:

38 Design Front End - Questions Back End - Spreadsheet

39 Sharing Forms - Link When you choose to share a form, a link is created. You can the link to others or you can create a TinyURL or MooURL quick link that can be remembered and easily used.

40 Sharing Forms - Embed Embed HTML Code into your Wiki or Site

41 Old School Web Content Hard coding Know html Use GoLive or Dreamweaver Use Word, FrontPage, or Pagemill Create with Inspiration Cookie Cutter Method SchoolCenter, SchoolWorld, Edline

42 Wiki Setup Internet Connection Student Accounts (not required) Gaggle Student Wiki Accounts Teachers can now set this up Have students put in an identifiable account name

43 Google Sites Alternative to a Wiki

44 Decisions / Considerations Collaboration Policy Can students create their own? Navigation Menu - Plan ahead Creates the purpose and use of the wiki

45 Questions Website:


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