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Wikis

Page history last edited by Bethany Smith 10 years, 11 months ago

Description

Have you heard of a wiki? Do you want to create them in your classroom, but don’t know where to start? Come explore the wiki resources available online for educators (including PB Works, Wikispaces, & Wetpaint ), and the unique ways to incoporate them into your lessons. Harness the power of the Read/Write Web for group assignments, thematic units and much more!

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Wikis in Plain English

 

What is a Wiki?

Wiki Wiki is Hawaiian word for fast. The word "wiki" was used to imply how fast and easy it would be to create web pages. Multiple users can edit the same page online.

 

Why would I want to use a wiki?

  • To make my life easier
  • To make course webpages
  • To make tutorials
  • Have my students add content
  • Storing documents
  • Linking to resources
  • Collaboration
  • Organizational tool
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Dissecting a Wiki

  • Front Page
  • Discussions (or Comments)
  • History

 

Setting Up a Wiki

PB Wiki PDF

WikiSpaces

Wetpaint

 

Classroom Ideas for Wikis

  • Group Projects
  • Creating an encyclopedia for your classroom
  • Collaboration between classrooms

 

Example Projects that use Wikis

The Time Zone Experience

AP English Class Wiki

Classroom Book Talk

Microbiowiki

Westwood Schools

 

Wiki Code of Conduct

Example Internet Codes of Coduct

 

Wiki Rubrics

Example rubric of wiki integration

 

Hosting Wikis on Your Servers

MediaWiki

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Bethany Smith said

at 12:42 pm on Nov 28, 2007

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