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1 What is a Wiki ???? A website that allows multiple users to edit & add content. *See Wikipedia.. [an online encyclopedia]Wikipedia one of the most popular Wikis

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3 Why Wiki? Collaborative lessons get students involved in the learning process! Multiple authoring takes the burden of disseminating knowledge off of 1 person. Files, pictures, & media are easily uploaded to share with others. Many Wiki based environments are FREE!

4 What are some uses for Wikis?? Collaboration - students can easily collaborate with each other through Wiki based lessons Interest sharing – book clubs, you name it Cultural exchange – opportunity to exchange information globally Teachers - professional collaboration; lessons plans, event planning, information gathering, etc…

5 Are Wikis secure?? Options for different levels of control open to all, member only editing, member only viewing & editing Provide members editing guidelines (language, copyright compliance, etc) Wiki authors can be notified when editing occurs & editing can be easily tracked & accepted or deleted.

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7 Where do I begin ? WikiMatrix – allows you to compare over 50 different Wiki platforms. WikiMatrix pbWiki – an easy to use Wiki platform pbWiki EditMe – wiki hosting service for the non- technical user EditMe MediaWiki – software originally written for Wikipedia MediaWiki WetPaint – create a topic oriented wiki WetPaint

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14 Sources HELP to get you started: Wikispaces – uses Wikispaces – for teachers Classroom Uses [Teaching Hacks] Educational Wikis SpudBiz Home – Wiki help SpudBiz Home Wild about Wikis

15 Examples: Here are some examples of some good school Wikispaces: The Aristotle Project [Estancia High School, Costa Mesa, California]The Aristotle Project Collaboration Nation [Moran Middle School CT, USA ]Collaboration Nation Our Hockey Story [Westmount Elementary, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, CanadaOur Hockey Story

16 The Anatomy of a Wikispace

17 What do Blogs have to do with it?

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19 Bibliography of sources: Jakes, David (2006), Wild about Wikis. Available at Wikipedia. (accessed 21 June 2008).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pain_Page Biship, Barry (2007), The Librarian Philosopher. Available at Small, Becky (2007), Wiki in a K-12 classroom. CTER Available at Multiple authors (2007), What is a Wiki? Available at Davis, Vicki A. (2007), Wikis in the Classroom. Available at Multiple authors (2006), 7 Things you should know about Wikis. Educause Learning Initiative Available at Multiple authors (2006), TeachersFirst home, Network for Instructional TV, Inc.


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