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1 Eleven Interesting Ways* to Use a Wiki in the Classroom *and tips This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike 3.0 License.Creative Commons

2 #1 - Create a subject-specific repository Get students to write their own revision materials! 1.Sign up for a free 'education' wiki with Wikispaces(see link below) 2.Make the wiki only open to those you have granted access. 3.Get students to sign up for a Wikispaces account 4. Make students responsible for their own pages. 5. Students can collaborate and become 'experts' Doug Belshaw

3 #2 - Ask for student response as collaborative project o And To Think That I Saw It On My Way To School And To Think That I Saw It On My Way To School o Love That Dog to books o Civil War Novels Civil War Novels o Ghost Cadet Ghost Cadet to classwork/class discussions o WikiWorld! WikiWorld! o Emma's Politics Page Emma's Politics Page To Canadian mentor o Di Hengen and student conversations Di Hengen and student conversations Paula White

4 #3 - Show off Student Work to demonstrate understanding o Fractions, Decimals and Percents Fractions, Decimals and Percents o Consecutive Numbers Consecutive Numbers for an audience (reports and projects) o Landmarks and Math Landmarks and Math o Discrimination (check out Japanese Americans) Discrimination for advertising purposes o 5th Grade Fundraiser (see menu on left) 5th Grade Fundraiser To meet someone (in this case, our mentor introducing herself) o Dionne Hengen Dionne Hengen Paula White The Rotunda Charlottesville, VA USA Scott Stadium At UVA Charlottesville, VA

5 #4 - Allow Students to create pages: Just For Fun o 5th Grade Student pages 5th Grade Student pages o Drew's Games Drew's Games To communicate o Summer Activities Summer Activities o Spring Break Spring Break To relieve stress o Going to Middle School Going to Middle School To organize for presentations o School Board Links School Board Links Paula White

6 #5- Publish Training Videos Use Jing and Wikis together to learn and reviewJing Students: o Researched/mastered assigned objective for MOS Certification testMOS Certification test o Wrote scripts with step-by-step instructions o Used Jing to record screencasts o Used a Wikispaces wiki to upload video and add scriptWikispaces wiki Wiki is now a source for learning and reviewing MOS test objectives Has also been shared with school staff for quick how- to reminders Heidi Van

7 #6 - Post Podcast Embed Podcast Create podcast and embed on page o SES Computer Lab SES Computer Lab  We use Podomatic to create ours, then embed the code in the wiki. Barb Smith

8 #7- Sharing teaching techniques among staff Invite staff to share ideas that work and build up a library of techniques For example Good practice in teaching pupils with SEN Ideas for stetching the most able Ways of integrating thinking skills / MIs into lessons Advantages Easy access to staff when it's convienient to them Quickly builds into a valuable resource Some staff will contribute and this builds shared sense of ownership Dave

9 #8 A wiki as a forum for pupils to air issues relevant to teenagers. Create a wiki for a group of teenagers. Pupils create seperate wiki pages relating to certain issues: o Bullying o Drugs o Peer-pressure o etc Pupils include links to resources, helplines, fora etc. Pupils use the Wiki discussions o Pupils use the discussions in addition to the pages themselves. The discussions allow conversations around the issue. Submitted by Dughall McCormick Twitter:

10 #9 - Where can I get a wiki? Three companies offer ad-free wikis to educators. Each offer different features, which may make them suitable for specific purposes Dave

11 #10 - Interactive Sub (Supply) Plans Create a page with sub plans and post for class Create voki and read plans to class Post Schedule and show class Require at least one assignment be done using wiki creating virtual classroom teacher can look in on Sub (Supply) Plans Sample Michael Wacker

12 #11 Create a collaborative dictionary. - Create an English or foreign language dictionary to catalogue new words encountered each week: Have a new page per topic area. As an extension, students add what type of word it is, i.e. noun, adjective etc, genders (for MFL), and an example of its use. Submitted by Catherine Elliott Twitter:

13 If you would like to: Contribute your ideas and tips to the presentation. Let me know how you have used the resource. Get in touch. You can me or I on Twitter You can metombarrett Thanks for helping Tom Barrett Tom Barrett Image: ‘Sharing‘Sharing If you add a tip (or even if you don't) please tweet about it and the link so more people can contribute. I have created a page for all of the Interesting Ways presentations on my blog.on my blog The whole family in one place :-) Have you seen Maths Maps yet?Maths Maps


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