Using a Wiki in Your Classroom for Teaching, Learning and Collaboration

Fractus Learning

Wikis are the workhorses of the web. If you have looked anything up on Wikipedia , you have used a wiki. Wikipedia is one of a group of education-related wikis. The spirit of a wiki is to provide information openly and freely, which aligns well with using wikis in the classroom.

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Creating a Wiki

Nik Peachey

In this feature I'd like to show you how to create your own free wiki using 'Wetpaint' and look at some of the reasons for using wikis to achieve educational goals. First, for those of you who don't know what a wiki is, here's a quick definition which comes from one of the most famous wikis, wikipedia.org. "A A wiki is a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content [.].

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Using wikis for teacher development

Nik Peachey

In my two previous features, I've looked at how to create a wiki and how to use them with EFL students. In this posting I'd like to look at a couple of technical aspects, how to embed video in the wiki and how to add hyperlinks, and how we can use them for teacher development. The first shows how we can embed videos into a WetPaint wiki. We can also use the power of wikis for teacher development. How can we use wikis for teacher development?

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Using wikis with EFL students

Nik Peachey

In this feature I want to share another tutorial that you can use with your students showing how to edit your wiki and have a look at a live demo wiki that you and your students can play around with. In my previous post I looked at how to create a wiki using WetPaint and a few of the reasons for using one. This tutorial shows you how simple it is to edit the wiki. You could use a wiki as a sort of learning record which all the students could contribute to.

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Good-Bye Wikispaces

ProfHacker

News came out last week that the popular free wiki platform, Wikispaces , is closing up shop. Where can we access the collaborative nature of the wiki in other online spaces that aren’t just for single broadcast purposes? Alternately, what wiki tools do you rely on?

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

Curriculum Companions Start August 8th

Ask a Tech Teacher

Curriculum Companion Wikis (K-5 only) follow a tech professional as s/he teaches each lesson in the SL K-5 curriculum textbooks. Presented via video (10-15 minutes each), you can ask questions, start a discussion with other teachers using the curriculum, and access additional resources.

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UniversityVideos.org: search, transcripts, and automatic clipping!

NeverEndingSearch

The text reinforces the learning and allows for easy quotation, accessibility and for possible translation. media search tools video wikis search universityvideosI make so many discoveries through my grad students’ Weekly Search News presentations.

Curriculum Companions Start August 17th

Ask a Tech Teacher

Curriculum Companion Wikis (K-5 only) follow a tech professional as s/he teaches each lesson in the SL K-5 curriculum textbooks. Presented via video (10-15 minutes each), you can ask questions, start a discussion with other teachers using the curriculum, and access additional resources.

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The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

It is a complex network of dynamic resources that we all acknowledge is constantly changing to adapt to the growing demand for entertainment, communication and access to knowledge. One of the most popular and easy to use tools in the wiki – a shared website which anyone can edit.

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The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with 'e's

One of the most popular activities on our wiki based learning programmes was called ‘goldmining’. These were posted up onto the group wiki, and a short summary attached by the ‘gold miner’ to explain what it contained and why it would be useful.

Wikispaces has closed. What are your alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Let’s back up a moment: What is a wiki ? A wiki is a collaborative website that collects and organizes content created and revised by users. . The most well-known example of a wiki is Wikipedia but others include Wikimedia Commons and WikiHow. Build a wiki from scratch.

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An audience with.

Learning with 'e's

I did some early studies into the effects of this when I implemented a programme wide use of wikis in 2006. Technology John Dewey conference presentation academic writing graduate skill education Seymour Papert learning wiki. We learn best when we are fully involved in the process.

60 years ago today

Learning with 'e's

I began to involve myself in the open learning movement, encouraging my colleagues to produce learning content in accessible formats. I was now back in teacher education again, where I began to experiment with blogs, wikis, social networks and other Web 2.0

Tools of the trade

Learning with 'e's

Social tagging sites such as Diigo and Delicious can offer this kind of filing cabinet organisation, but so too can wikis and other collaborative tools, which would I imagine, raise the level of engagement and profiling of individuals who organised and shared their content in this manner.

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Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

Blogs and wikis and other social media made an appearance, even though at the time they were still fairly nascent in compulsory education. This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology.

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

My own students create a lot of their own content during their study, usually in the form of podcasts, videos, wiki and blog content, and are encouraged to share these publicly online to gain additional feedback.

How the 4 Cs can prepare students for life beyond high school

eSchool News

As our world continues to become more connected through technology, today’s students have boundless access to a wealth of information. We no longer rely on the limits of our single mind to access the information resources we need to solve problems.

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Unwrapping the Common Core Standards

A Principal's Reflections

Image credit: [link] During the presentation Wiki-Teacher was shared. As the Wiki states the lesson plans, unit plans, centers, textbook supplements, and other resources found on Wiki-Teacher are created and shared by educators.

#100: How to Web 2.0 Accessorize Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

It is a limitless classroom, allowing students access to anything they can define. Web 2.0 is the most exciting thing to happen to education since the schoolhouse.

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Open Library gets even more open

NeverEndingSearch

This wiki approach to a catalog encourages new information as well as corrections from the user community. And the search extends beyond books other types of documents–patents, yearbooks and open-access research papers.

Wikispaces Features: An Interactive Graphic

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

A wiki is a website that allows members to easily edit and contribute content. Wikis are a simple yet efficient online tool for the 24/7 classroom I used Thinglink to create this interactive graphic which illustrates my favorite features available in Wikispaces.

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Curriculum 2.0

A Principal's Reflections

wiki , reinforces what I and many others believe, that technology is just one of many tools to assist in engaging students in the 21st Century. As technology and access to information continue to evolve at a rapid pace my question is when will we see curricula in schools shift accordingly?

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Need Tech Next Year? Start Here

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you own the K-5 curriculum… Get FREE help at K-5 tech curriculum companion wikis. You can purchase a one-year access to the companion wikis here. If you’re new to Ask a Tech Teacher, here’s what you do: Sign up for a newsletter.

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Why e-learning is key to building disaster-proof education

Neo LMS

An LMS allows teachers to create and deliver content that can be easily accessed by students. Identify barriers and constraints – consider learners’ access to technology and internet access at home.

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5 Best Practices for Digital Portfolios

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wikispaces –or another wiki concept (PBWorks). If the digital portfolio is intended to be a living document that is often accessed, ease of use is important. This is also true if parents will be accessing it to view their child’s projects.

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Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

Blogs and wikis and other social media made an appearance, even though at the time they were still fairly nascent in compulsory education. This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology.

5 Practical tips for online teaching in times of disasters

Neo LMS

There are many ways to communicate, both synchronous (chat, web conferencing), and asynchronous (online forums, wikis). Parents should also have access to the platform through parent accounts, and be able to easily contact teachers.

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Turnitin, Wikipedia team up on copyright

eSchool News

In fact, each contributor in our community is a copyright owner who chooses to freely license his or her own work,” said Jake Orlowitz (User: Ocaasi (WMF)), head of the Wikipedia Library, the program dedicated to helping editors access reliable sources to improve Wikipedia.

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Wikispaces Projects Feature - Manage Projects Efficiently

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Designed specifically for classroom use, this new feature has streamlined the process of organizing and implementing collaborative projects by allowing wiki organizers to set aside designated space for project based team work.

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How to achieve disaster-proof education

Neo LMS

An LMS allows teachers to create and deliver content that can be easily accessed by students. Identify barriers and constraints – consider learners’ access to technology and internet access at home.

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A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

The construction of a PLN enables educators to harness the power inherent in 21st Century technologies in order to create a professional growth tool that is accessible whenever, wherever. Tablet apps are great tools to access RSS feeds and create your own customized news feeds.

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How to build your global classroom in 4 steps

Neo LMS

For asynchronous collaboration, you can use groups and forums, a shared blog, or a wiki. Plus, teachers have access to many activities that can support online collaboration, including digital storytelling. Globalization has an impact on various aspects of our lives.

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Thanksgiving Activities That Keep the Learning Going

Ask a Tech Teacher

Their code can be copied into most blogs, wikis, and websites or used from the Wolfram-Alpha site. Access the Gallery (use this link ) and search the available widgets; select one that provides a holiday countdown clock. Copy the code and embed it into your website, blog, or wiki.

Letters for Libraries: Advocacy & Action!

The Daring Librarian

action Advocacy ALA Carolyn Foote joyce valenza lettersforlibraries wiki save school libraries school libraries Letters for Libraries: It''s Not Just About Books.