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1 Waverley eLearning Network Schools Wikispaces for Beginners Esther Hall

2 Outline for Today Introduction and examples of wiki use.Introduction and examples of wiki use. Navigate a wikiNavigate a wiki Learn to use a wikiLearn to use a wiki Register and Create your own wikiRegister and Create your own wiki

3 WikisWikis – (meaning “quick” in Hawaiian) A collaborative web site allowing many authors to edit and modify the content. (http://www.wikispaces.com/) (http://www.wikispaces.com/)Wikis(http://www.wikispaces.com/)

4 Blogs – (Web log) a blog is a web site that is usually used as an individual journal and is publicly accessible. (http://edublogs.org/) Blogs – (Web log) a blog is a web site that is usually used as an individual journal and is publicly accessible. (http://edublogs.org/) * WordPress Used to assist blogging. WordPress

5 Secondary Colleges 

6 Primary School setting

7 What are the benefits of using a Wikispace in the Classroom:  Discussion: initiate online discussions with your students  Communication with peers on homework and collaborative projects  Allows students to work collaboratively on group projects online  Invite another class to join your wiki and work collaboratively with you - at your school, a nearby school or a sister school overseas!  Use it as a website for your class / year level / school that you can easily update yourself  Showcase student work online in the form of digital images (can be photos of student work), Word documents, Powerpoint presentations, digital movies or digital audio recordings - a great motivator

8  Post topic-specific web links for your students to access, to save them time in typing out URLs or Google searching  Put handouts and newsletters online for students / parents to access from school or from home  Students are motivated to write for a real audience (Parents can be invited see what the students have been working on in the previous week)  Conference with students on their drafts - all revisions to a page are tracked in the history  Make your wiki public (anyone can access) or private (only members can access with a username and password)

9 How does using a Wikispace correlate to VELS? Literacy: reading and writing (recount, information, explanation, report, procedural and persuasive) ICT: Visual Thinking, Creating, Communication Personal Learning: researching, discussing, gathering and managing information. Interpersonal: respect, sharing, responsibility, agreed goals, collaboration Communication: viewing, responding, reflecting and presenting. Thinking: Reasoning, processing, inquiring, creativity, reflection, evaluation.


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