Presentation on theme: "STEP : Year 2 Classroom Wikis. Objectives Participants will learn how to create, navigate and add additional elements to a Wikispace in order to use the."— Presentation transcript:
Objectives Participants will learn how to create, navigate and add additional elements to a Wikispace in order to use the wiki to meet instructional goals.
Agenda Welcome / Warm-Up What is a Wiki? STEP Wiki Project Requirements Wiki-Do’s and Don’ts How do Wikis Work Adding Widgets Wiki Examples/Instructional Implications Create a Classroom Wiki Student Access Evaluation-ERO
Blog = Diary ….. NOT! Blog Etiquette Post Professionally Comment Professionally Edit Professionally Post Frequently Monitor Frequently Organize Post Credit Sources Program Requirements: At least one blog every week.
STEP e-Portfolio Requirements Classroom Wikis: –Covers one content area –Includes teacher-created project using previous training(s) and equipment –Includes student-created project using previous training(s) and equipment –Includes discussion board with students –Includes at least 3 widgets
To Request a K-12 Account: Click on Manage Wiki Click Subscription At the bottom of the page, under “Request complimentary upgrade to Plus for K-12 education” Click Request yours now Upgrading your account
Top 5 Wiki Dos and Don’ts Wikis on Fire Presented by Brenda Olden Byron Martin Technology Center Lubbock, Texas
Top 5 Dos in Wikis 1. Take a risk. Think outside the box and try something new in the classroom. This tool lends itself perfectly for collaboration. 2.Do make a plan. Do you want your wiki password protected? How often do the students need to post? Will a rubric be used to grade feedback? How will feedback be handled? 3.Do explain guidelines to students. Students are naturally curious find many interesting ways to edit a wiki. Be sure they understand the scope and goals of the class wiki. Otherwise it could grow to be an animal you no longer recognize.
Top 5 Dos in Wikis 4.Do read the posts, and read them often. The wiki lends itself to allow students to become more participatory than they may be in the classroom. If feedback is neglected, your wiki may suffer. 5.Be flexible and have fun. Sometimes you can't predict where a wiki will go or what your students will do.Use this tool to enlighten, encourage, and challenge both you and your students.
Top 5 Don’ts in Wikis 1.Don't steal your student's enthusiasm. Face it, our students are usually more technologically savy than we are. They may come up with ideas or suggestions for the wiki. Foster an environment of learning! 2.Don't slack off. Just because you start a wiki doesn't mean it will become a collaborative project on its own. You have to continually feed it and encourage your students to be active participants in their learning. 3. Don't lose hope. Yeah, maybe that idea you had to do with your wiki didn't work. Sometimes brilliant plans bomb. But don't lose hope. Take that experience and allow it to make you a better educator!
Top 5 Don’ts in Wikis 4. Don't be scared. Try it. It may be just the project you needed to ignite your students into learning. 5. Don't wiki just because it is popular. But wait! Shouldn't everyone be doing it? No. Try what works for your classroom but be willing to try something new!