Presentation on theme: "(Hawaiian for fast) "Wiki" is a backronym for "What I Know Is" A Cool Tool to enhance Student Learning."— Presentation transcript:
(Hawaiian for fast) "Wiki" is a backronym for "What I Know Is" A Cool Tool to enhance Student Learning
What is a Wiki? wiki A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who has permission to access it to contribute or modify its content. Wikis Wikis are collaborative websites. A wiki is a website where users can add, remove, and edit every page they have been given access to using a web browser 2
How can a Wiki help with 21 st Century Skills? Learning and Innovation Skills o Communication and Collaboration Life and Career Skills o Social and Cross-cultural Skills Information, Media and Technology Skills o ICT (Information, communication & technology) Literacy 3
Looking at it another way… 4 http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english Click on link below to see video
Soooo... How can they be used? Classroom Webpage- posting assignments Forum for writing Build Classroom Community online Communication for students Use with other teachers to share information 5
6 Common Websites with free Wikis for teachers: –PBWorks –Wikispaces http://pbworks.com/ http://www.wikispaces.com/ We use PBWorks at the Middle school. I like it better than wikispaces
7 An Example… Social Studies Current Events Project – John Deserto, Middle school Student posting: Students can upload pictures, videos, write text, include links to websites, insert glogs, widgets, etc. Teacher can put project information into wiki
8 An Example continued… Social Studies Current Events Project Students and teacher can comment on student work Teacher can monitor comments and student work Teacher controls user privileges – writer, editor, view only or make administrator. PBWorks generates usernames and passwords for students under teacher account.
10 Create Your Own cont. Go back to moodle for more information on how to create your own account.
Resources Wikispaces example and information about wikis http://spacewithapurpose.wikispaces.com/Wikis+Home#What%20Does%20Wiki%20Mea n%20and%20Stand%20Forhttp://spacewithapurpose.wikispaces.com/Wikis+Home#What%20Does%20Wiki%20Mea n%20and%20Stand%20For? Web 2.0 Tools for the Wiki www.voki.com speaking avatarwww.voki.com www.schooltube.com uploaded videoswww.schooltube.com www.toondo.com build cartoonswww.toondo.com www.polldaddy.com create and embed pollswww.polldaddy.com http://edu.glogster.com/ Glogsterhttp://edu.glogster.com/ 11