Wikis in the Classroom

The Electric Educator

A wiki, from the Hawaiian word meaning "quick", is a web page that can be edited by anyone. The wiki concept has exploded in popularity primarily due to the following of wikipedia. The beautiful thing about a wiki is the collaboration that is encouraged. Wikis are a pool of knowledge to which people can continuously add. In the classroom, a wiki can be a innovative tool to encourage collaboration and synthesis between students.

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Wikis: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Electric Educator

On Tuesday, October 6th, I will be leading a professional development workshop at my school on Wikis. One of the first things I will be doing with the teachers is having them view a 5-slide presentation on Good, Bad, and Ugly uses of wikis. I would appreciate feedback from those of you who are using wikis: 1. How have you seen wikis used effectively? What are common but ineffective uses of wikis? What are some downright bad uses of wikis?

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New Posted Resources 12/15/2009

The Web20Classroom

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New Posted Resources 12/04/2009

The Web20Classroom

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New Posted Resources 12/02/2009

The Web20Classroom

Flickr: The Commons tags : flickr , CCImages , creativecommons , favorite Wiki in a K-12 classroom - WikEd tags : wiki , resources , favorite YouTube - Twitter Kit - How do I get started with a PLN? Module 1 part 2 tags : PLN , twitter , favorite YouTube - Twitter Kit - What is a PLN? Why is it important?

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The Essential Tools For The Connected Teacher-Part 4

The Web20Classroom

Bill Ferriter of the Digitally Speaking wiki has some amazing Voicethread resources he as put together along with some examples of how he is using it for global collaboration. The Voicethread 4 Education wiki has examples from all grade levels, K-12 and curricular areas. Over the past 3 weeks we have examined the tools that I think are essential for the connected teacher.

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Start The New Year Off Right With The Essential Tools For Educators

The Web20Classroom

Tools For Collaborating With Students - Here I discuss Google Docs, wikis, Edmodo and Social Bookmarking as ways to promote collaboration with and among students. Recently I have been reflecting on the year and writing about some things to consider for next year like a few Google Tools or , as in yesterday''s post, Applications that will break out next year.

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The Edublog Awards

The Web20Classroom

These awards celebrate "the achievements of edubloggers, twitterers, podcasters, video makers, online communities, wiki hosts and other web based users of educational technology." Its that time of year again for the Annual Edublog Awards. Here are my nominations: Best Teacher Blog- Philly Teacher - Mary Beth Hertz is a Computer Science Teacher in an elementary school in West Philadelphia. She writes about technology, teaching, and the blending of the two in her classroom and school.

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Something Wiki This Way Comes

The Daring Librarian

Wiki''s in Plain English - a Great Vid! -- What''s a Wiki? A wiki is a web site that lets any visitor become a participant: you can create or edit the actual site contents without any special technical knowledge or tools. A wiki is continuously “under revision.” One famous example is Wiki-pedia, an online encyclopedia with no “authors” but millions of contributors and editors. The word "wiki" comes from Hawaiian language, meaning "quick" or "fast."

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Share Out Loud: Join the Wiki!

The Daring Librarian

Pointing to Effective Practice, Join the Wiki! For more, read the rest of her blog and join the newly re-purposed School Library Websites Wiki! If you haven''t joined Wikispaces before you will have to do that first, then click Join this Wiki and once we get your join wiki request we''ll add you right away! Joyce Valenza, in her SLJ NeverEndingSearch Blog, writes that we need to share out loud! "

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Using Avatars to Teach Internet Safety

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The final student products can be published or turned into a podcast and the avatars and pen names can be used when students contribute to wikis, blogs, glogs and more. Go to my Cool Tools wiki Using educationally appropriate online tools with students opens up a world of possibilities, but it''s important to communicate a clear and consistent message about Internet safety every time you introduce a new tool.

Creating an Online Journal for CPD

Nik Peachey

Related links: A Complete EFL Teacher Training Course Online Using wikis for teacher development Create your own social network 7 steps Three Views of the Future of English Language Teaching Teachers' Stories ELT classroom videos Social Networks and the Web 2.0

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Brainstorm and Debate Collaboratively

Nik Peachey

Related links: Create your own social network 7 steps How to create a wiki Using wikis with EFL students Using wikis for teacher development Online Video: As Communication Sending Bubble Joy to your EFL / ESL Students Microblogging for EFL with Plurk Great Video Commenting Tool Video conferencing for EFL Best Nik Peachey. This morning I spotted Solvr on MakeUseOf and decided to give it a try.

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9 Ways to Use Google Wave

The Electric Educator

Wave replaces the need for multiple services such as a Wiki to post work, Google Docs to collaborate on documents, email to communicate asynchronously, and instant messaging services to communicate synchronously. It has been great watching the stream of potential uses for Google Wave roll in. I wish that I had more than nine invitations to give out! Here are what I believe to be the best potential uses of Google Wave.

5 Things to try in 2010

The Electric Educator

I simply upload my PowerPoint lectures to Google Docs and embedded the presentations in my schools Wiki. 2009 MILE Guide : Milestones for Improving Learning & Education National Education Technology Standards for Students ( NETS ) 4. This year I have been leading monthly tech-training sessions on a variety of tools such as Wikis, Google Docs, and advanced Google search. Each year I make goals for myself and my family.

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More on Social Networking Guidelines for Educators

EdTechSandyK

One is a blog with several thoughtful comments, and the other a wiki that is being collaboratively created. A couple of months ago I posted ten social networking guidelines for educators that I had come up with in response to a request from colleagues in my district. Today I came across some more detailed guidelines in the making. A great amount of detail in both and much food for thought.

Review Games: Battleship

The Electric Educator

You may download the template from my wiki. Battleship is another old classic that is ideally suited for a whole class review session. The version of Battleship that I am using is a PowerPoint template that I found somewhere on the web. Unfortunately, despite searching, I can''t find the original link and therefore can''t give credit to the creator! The template provides the option, like Jeopardy, to type your questions onto individual slides.

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Did You Know? 4.0 - Shift Happens

EdTechSandyK

they were more focused on education) or are interested in the thoughts of the authors, here are some links you might explore: Shift Happens Wiki - includes various versions and source files Direct link to the video on YouTube Scott McLeod''s blog post on Did You Know? Did You Know? was released today.

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Connecting 2 the World: Learning Theories: In support of Connectivism

Connecting 2 the World

skip to main | skip to sidebar Connecting 2 the World Connecting ideas, cultures, and disciplines Wednesday, January 7, 2009 Learning Theories: In support of Connectivism I was first introduced to the idea of Connectivism through an online conference hosted by George Sieman s group at the University of Manitoba. View my complete profile Blog Archive ▼ 2009 (3) ▼ January (3) Learning Theories: In support of Connectivism Do we want a world of outliers?

Wiiboard

The Electric Educator

For information on setting up your wiiboard and helpful resources, check out my wiki. I appreciate the large turnout to my presentation on using the Wiimote as an interactive whiteboard. You surpassed my expectations! I hope you found my session informative and inspirational! As you setup your wiiboard, please feel free to contact me with questions or success stories.

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Concepts of Educational Technology Reflection

EdTechSandyK

Also, having never used a wiki before, I struggled to interpret just how I was supposed to use it to complete the collaborative tasks in Weeks 3 and 4. Dean could have led our class in a collaborative wiki first so we would be more certain of how to organize our own wikis later. NOTE: The post below is a reflection on my experiences in Lamar master''s degree course EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational Technology. What outcomes had you envisioned for this course?

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New Labcast Episodes Posted!

The Electric Educator

Materials related to these labs can be found on my wiki. In December I was selected as one of a group of educators to create content for iTunesU K-12. I am in the process of creating 25 resources focused on high school biology labs that will be available for download free on iTunes. Time to work on this project has come in bits and pieces in between my teaching responsibilities and quest for my elusive masters degree from Liberty University.

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Youtube goes educational.the times, they are a changing!

The Electric Educator

People of all ages are learning through their iPods, web enabled phones, wikis, blogs, and other web 2.0 On March 27, Youtube announced the creation of youtube.com/edu , a dedicated video channel for lectures and material from leading higher education institutions in the United States. Currently this channel hosts over 20,000 videos from prestigious schools such as Harvard, Yale, MIT, and the University of Michigan.

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Friday @ MACUL

The Electric Educator

She shared a project she did with her elementary students this year in which they created wiki pages, podcasts , digital trading cards, and travel brochures on the National Parks. Here are the highlights of what I''ve seen and heard here today at the MACUL conference: Opening Keynote: Alan November Alan spoke about collaboration and student centered learning. Here are three things that I took away from his presentation: Create a custom search engine through a new Google application.

Caledon Oxbridge University in Second Life

The Daring Librarian

from the Caledon Oxbridge University Wiki : "Caledon Oxbridge was originally founded as a collaboration between NCI and the Independent State of Caledon. It provides a complete Second Life tutorial for new residents.

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How to Use Kick Youtube

The Daring Librarian

Want to snag these graphics to use them on your blog or wiki? Download them from my Steam Powered Wiki either in jpeg form (both black background or wiki white) or snag the the Comic Life docs. Ever want to show a vid to your class but it''s on YouTube and YouTube is blocked by your firewall? Well, download it on your HD in a few easy steps and play it as an MP4! UPDATE Feb 20, 2012: I now use Keepvid.com !

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Thank you Edublog, Dear Readers & Voters!

The Daring Librarian

Thank you so much to all of the people who took the time to vote for Library Media Tech Musings and other blogs that were nominated in the 2009 edublogs awards. All of the blogs and wikis nominated were of an extremely high standard and the shortlists provide an excellent way to find great blogs to follow. Edublogs awards – Thanks! This is better than getting flowers at work!

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Save The Coffeeboy: Ransom Note Generator

The Daring Librarian

Great for Wiki or Blog headers.or You Don''t need to Join a Wiki to Use it Now.i''m Because yes, wiki''s are collaborative.and that''s why i LURVE them! so feel free use whatever page, graphic, document there for yourself (giving wee attribution as requested above) but you don''t have to join a wiki to benefit from it. Get a FREE Eucational Wiki! Just for Fun !

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Blabberize & Podcasting

The Daring Librarian

-- This site as mentioned on my wiki inspired me to create this Twilight inspired Blabberize to get my kids to return their Library Media Books! Easy & Fun to do.i wouldn''t use kids faces.they can looks sorta odd.but more like animals, famous paintings, GREAT for biography podcasts.so many ideas. even Tiskers the Kitteh wanted to get in on it (did this for my auntie showing her how easy it was

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Turbo Charge Your Resources: More Stuffs

The Daring Librarian

See the Kick YouTube Wiki for the below graphic & MORE! See the Adding Widgets Wiki for the below graphic & More! i can''t add you all to my wiki cause i made it for my Murray Hill Middle School teachers & staff and adding members means that you intend to change my pages or add to them.but they''re all public and i invite you to link back, copy or use anything i''ve created within the limits of fair use!In

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ISTE SIGMS Webinar: Library Media Marketing Through Easy Animation

The Daring Librarian

Combining easy animation with a wiki, website, or a blog your message will captivate your audience and reach beyond the brick and mortar walls of your school. ISTE SIGMS Webinar Promoting your library media center and program has never been easier. Using quick, free, and easy animation studios teacher librarians can create engaging videos to market their media center, databases, research resources, special programs, and their love of reading to students, teachers, and the community.

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Live Thursday! Library Media Marketing Through Easy Animation: ISTE SIGMS FREE Webinar

The Daring Librarian

Combining easy animation with a wiki, website, or a blog your message will captivate your audience and reach beyond the brick and mortar walls of your school. Live Thursday! Library Media Marketing Through Easy Animation: ISTE SIGMS FREE Webinar GoAnimate.com : Live Long & Animate!

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Edublog Award Nominations 09: Fearless Generosity & Insight

The Daring Librarian

Best educational tech support blog : Sylvia Tolisano Langwitches Blog Best educational use of video / visual : Common Craft Show Best educational wiki: WebTools4U2Use Best educational use of a social networking service: Classroom 2.0 The Edublog Nominations are open! It''s time to recognize those people in our PLN who have made a difference. Those who have touched our minds (and sometimes our hearts) and taught us something in this past year.

ISO: The Perfect Pocket Video Cam - Must have Jack & Swivel!

The Daring Librarian

I started with the Small Wonder vs. the Flip and ended up as a Flip grrl - see my wiki for more ! Finding the best flip style pocket video camera has been never ending search of mine for years. But even though I''ve been very monogamous with the Flip I''ve had my eyes open for an upgrade. The Mino was a step up with the sleek smaller size and the rechargeable lithium battery.but I still wanted MORE!

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#AASL09: Rev Up & Go!

The Daring Librarian

All ideas generated will be added to a session wiki and shared with the community.".i Don’t have the time to read every journal, wiki, blog, ning, tweet, or plurk, but still don’t want to be left out in the techie chat cold? Join IN the FUN EARLY! You Gotta b there! Your Virtual Track Pass. Your one Pitt Stop Chop Shop for all the Cool links to get your AASL Experience Turbo Charged! Ooooer! i''m getting SOooo Excited for #AASL2009! and i have several reasons to be Excited!

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