Presentation on theme: "What is a wiki? A wiki is a website where users can add, remove, and edit every page using a web browser."— Presentation transcript:
What is a wiki? A wiki is a website where users can add, remove, and edit every page using a web browser.
Why use a wiki? Easy to use Web-based Anyone can make changes, no webmaster needed History of a page is saved after it is edited Flexible Easy to get information to students Easy to collaborate with other teachers without use of email.
A wiki can be used to develop the following: Classroom management Collaboration Discussions Student Portfolios
Classroom management Teachers can use wikis to post assignments, outlines for class lecture and discussion, notes for class assignments, Web links for units of study, and WebQuests. Teachers can lock a wiki to prevent changes to their pages if they choose.
Collaboration Peer editing can be effective with a wiki. Students can work together to produce a document and discuss the organization as they work through the process. Students can also write individual papers and receive help from other students and adults. Wikis can also be shared with classrooms across the world.
Discussions Discussions can also give students positive feedback and stimulate higher-order thinking. Discussion can facilitate healthy exchanges of opinion on controversial topics. Students will motivate each other to think about current issues because they will have the chance for lively interchange of ideas.
Student Portfolios Students can post classroom projects. Students can keep all their brainstorming ideas, research notes, and links in one place. Students and teachers can keep their work organized.
Creating a PB wiki is easier than making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Crestview’s PB Wiki http://clsdtechnology.pbworks.com.http://clsdtechnology.pbworks.com
Request Access Type in email to get access Check email for access to PB works Log in with email and password http://clsdtechnology.pbworks.com/
CLSD Technology Committee Comment area To add content, click edit Change content and save Pages and Files Navigator Side Bar Recent Activity Create a page Upload files
Wiki ideas for the classroom Wiki ideas for the classroom http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/wik iideas1.cfm http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/wik iideas1.cfm Wiki to introduce you how to use a wiki http://web2tutorial.wikispaces.com/wikis http://web2tutorial.wikispaces.com/wikis Teaching today wiki basics http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles /wiki-basics http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles /wiki-basics PB Works Tutorial Video http://pbworks.com/content/supportcenter http://pbworks.com/content/supportcenter
Example School wikis Huge list of educational examples http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Exampl es+of+educational+wikis http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Exampl es+of+educational+wikis Directory of educational PB wikis by grade level http://www.publicpbwikis.com/Educational/ http://www.publicpbwikis.com/Educational/