SUMMER INSTITUTE - WIKIS FOR EDUCATION


Brainstorming:

- for my presentation:- make a page to present info- link back to pages to view- create screencasts to help teachers navigate and create
- content:- what is a wiki- what is it used for- features- teacher use- student use



What is a Wiki?




  • A wiki is a Web site that allows users to add and update content on the site.


  • The term "wiki" comes from the Hawaiian phrase, "wiki wiki," which means "super fast."


Wiki Article





What is it used for in education?



  • to organize the teacher
  • to catalogue classes
  • to provide resources to students
  • to collaborate with students and other teachers
  • to keep parents in the loop


What are some of the features of a Wiki?


  • invitation emails
  • management system - pages, members, usage,
  • Simple page creation
  • Embedding - links, files, widgets
  • Discussion section
  • Navigation tool - table of contents


How can it help me as an educator?


Organization:
  • Course Outline
  • Blog - daily schedule
  • Assignment log
  • Resources - videos, websites, documents, current events, interesting finds




How can my students use it?



  • To answer questions publicly from class themes to show learning
  • To share and present projects
  • To stay organized by checking due dates, downloading missed work sheets
  • To access extra resources to extend interest and learning - videos, websites


- Why is it important to student learning?

(why a wiki and not a blog?)

How do I get started?


(create a handout - for teachers)

  1. Create an account - wikispaces.com

- see the tutorials section of wikispaces
  1. Design your wiki - colour, look
  2. Create pages
  3. Organize Navigation tool - table of contents
  4. Input information - embedding links, files, widgets
  5. Create discussions
  6. Invite students