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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
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!
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…
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.
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
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
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
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