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. The word “wiki” comes from Hawaiian, where it means “fast.”. You can edit wikis quickly, in a WYSIWIG environment. Many learning management systems have wikis embedded.

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SAMR - Walking a Wiki Up the Line

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I created a MentorMob playlist designed to share a sample of a wiki project I''ve walked up and down the SAMR ladder. elearning #multimedia #wiki mentormob SAMR For those of you interested in learning more about the SAMR model of tech integration. The playlist displays illustrated examples of the project at each level of SAMR. After you''ve viewed the example, please read the whole post on GettingSmart.com to learn where this example fits into designing lessons.

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The Wiki that I Forgot

My Paperless Classroom

It seems like I am always creating something online: a blog post, a Google+ community, a Wiki, a Livebinder, an account on any number of websites. This morning as I added a pin to the PATUE pinboard I saw this pin and realized that I have at least one orphaned Wiki out there. In general I do a pretty good job of keeping track of the work I create, in general.

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What to do with a good old wiki resource?

Bryan Alexander

Several years ago I launched a wiki for a desperate purpose. A wiki was the logical choice. And so it came to be , what is now the Restaurants in Airports Wiki. Over the years the wiki grew further. Content remained on the wiki, but some gradually outdated. And yet the wiki continued to exist. I copied the wiki to a new location ( [link] ).I Keep the wiki at its new location. The food in airports situation no longer calls for a wiki.

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Wiki-Style Communication Tool Supports Critical Thinking

techlearning

Encourage collaborative, student-centered learning with this useful platform. Techlearning Resources Site of the Week

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Wikis for collaborative learning

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

A wiki is a website that allows visitors to easily add, remove, and edit content, making it an effective tool for collaborative authoring which allows students to construct knowledge. There''s no need for software, all you need is an Internet-connected computer to contribute, which makes a wiki a great tool for the classroom that''s open 24/7. To develop a basic understanding of a wiki, please view this commoncraft video

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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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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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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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Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

In the past, I’ve often used wikis to manage and track projects. The easiest way to explain the power of tracking is to compare the Project Pals workspace to a wiki. On a wiki, each page has a history and a teacher can see which student added or made changes to a wiki page. PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects.

Dynamic Bookmarking on your Blog or Wiki

The Electric Educator

For my Anatomy and Physiology class I have created a separate wiki page for each of the 11 body systems. Here''s how to add dynamic bookmarking to your blog or wiki. blog bookmarking collaborate tool wiki I frequently come across websites that I think would be helpful for my students to know about. My old method of sharing them was to announce them in class, send an e-mail out, or post them individually on my class page.

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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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Book Club 2.0 Wiki + Papert and Dewey Virtual Events

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

First , I''ve set up a wiki at BookClub20.com where you can list or find virtual book clubs for students, teachers, and anyone else in education. You can also share links to articles, books, videos, or anything else related to virtual book clubs there (you''ll have to request membership in the wiki, but that''s just to avoid the inevitable spammers).

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Dynamic Bookmarking on your Blog or Wiki

The Electric Educator

For my Anatomy and Physiology class I have created a separate wiki page for each of the 11 body systems. Here's how to add dynamic bookmarking to your blog or wiki. I frequently come across websites that I think would be helpful for my students to know about. My old method of sharing them was to announce them in class, send an e-mail out, or post them individually on my class page.

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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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50 Ways to. Use a Wiki in the Collaborative and Interactive Classroom

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

What can you do in a classroom with a wiki? 50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom from smartteaching.org The list of 50 ways is divided into the following categories: * Resource creation * Student participation * Group projects * Student Interaction * For the Classroom * Other and each way has a link to *stellar* examples. wikis Each of the 50 ways listed in the article below have links to specific examples.

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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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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? I, personally, was never that into wikis, but of course Mike Caulfield managed to convince me : First, the nature of the wiki consensus helps guarantee a fair treatment of issues from multiple perspectives. Software Teaching wikis wikispace

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Community Conversations: Using Google Forms, Docs & Wikis to Connect Outside Your School

The Daring Librarian

But for those of you who are tech savvy, at home, you can Google “MHMS Learning” and our Learning Wiki comes up first! (OR While at the wiki you will also see a banner for our new MHTV Music Request Line where you can suggest Appropriate clean songs to play on our show. Thank you for participating in our interactive wiki and helping us become a better school!

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5 Cool Ways for Students to Show What They Know

MiddleWeb

Articles Formative Assessment Barbara Blackburn bio poems blog posts Facebook walls newspapers understanding concepts video wikisTeachers are always looking for more engaging ways to help students demonstrate their understanding of a concept. Author and engagement expert Barbara Blackburn looks at five cool ways that students can "show you what they know” without giving them a test.

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Engaging online learners 1

Learning with 'e's

It relates to critical writing on wikis, but it can be applied to just about any collaborative online learning space: There is a spectrum of wiki activities that can be used to encourage critical thinking in writing. Several activities have been used often in recent wiki based learning with my trainee teachers and it is possible to locate these within the phases proposed by Gunawardena and her colleagues. collaboration education engagement learning online Technology wiki

Exemplary Practices in 21st Century Learning

A Principal's Reflections

What fascinated me about this discussion was the fact that they came up with this idea to create a wiki where educators from all over the world could share examples of student innovation. Currently the categories on this wiki include blogs, student leadership, technology integration, portfolios, learning through teaching, social networking, and authentic learning. I encourage all teachers and administrators to add to this wiki that George Couros created.

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iPad BUZZ: a Wiki, a Blog Post, & an Infographic

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Here are three must-see resources to add to the conversation: A Wiki: The iPadschools Wiki. This wiki is intended to be a clearinghouse of applications, lessons and experiences using the iPad in the classroom. The conversation about iPads is revving up at our school ! The intention is that all apps listed have been tested and recommended by teachers using them. A blog post: What is the iPad''s Killer App? The App Store.

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Wikiweb: an app to browse Wikipedia

Kleinspiration

app for wikipedia web app wiki app wikiweb Wikiweb: a beautiful way to browse Wikipedia Wikiweb is a paid app available in iTunes that lets you view Wikipedia in a way that is easy on the eyes and natural on the fingertips. The information populates in webs that are easy to follow. You can even tailor your web to personalize it and share it via Twitter or via email. The video below highlights the contrast between traditional and modern webbing.

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Four Social Media Strategies for Principals

MiddleWeb

Blackburn Facebook Flickr Linkedin PLN principal Ronald Williamson social media twitter wikiPrincipals can use social media to improve communication, provide information during school safety situations, increase collaboration, and enhance professional development. Ron Williamson and Barbara Blackburn argue, in fact, that social media is a leadership essential today. Articles Leadership Barbara R.

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Learning with 'e's

I developed a 5 step model based on the work of Lani Gunawardena (1995) which I used to promote deeper and more critical engagement for online learners working in wikis. Here's a snapshot of the model: The model starts with Exploration (where students are finding out about their new learning environment, discovering the do's and dont's and generally orientating themselves on the wiki). activity creative writing discussion education engagement learning online support Technology wik

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Learning with 'e's

I wrote back in 2009 about how I had used the model to frame my own efforts to engage online learners, in wikis - collaborative web pages. Here's how I created engaging activities: The first simple activity has been used both as a warm-ip activity for new groups and as a means of familiarising students with the topography of the wiki space. activity education engaging learner online Technology wiki writing

The Future of Learning, via Museums #MCN2014

Improving Education Environments

One example is the concept of federation, eloquently brought to education by Mike Caulfield in his federated wiki example. This is a lot like a Wiki, but how it is different is the ownership and the social aspect. Uncategorized #MCN2014 #opened14 agency AMNH authority Basquiat collaborate communicate create Federated Federated Wiki LACMA LMS MoMA MOOC museum Open

Curriculum Companions Start September 10th!

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. If you own any or all of K-5 Structured Learning technology curriculum (6th edition), you have free access to the grade-level wiki. Curriculum Companion Wikis not only include weekly videos, you also get: comprehensive tech vocabulary. Access: Yearly fee covers K-5 (no discount for single wiki).

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Chance encounters

Learning with 'e's

Dermot and me recreating the Frodo Tree scene It turned out that Dermot had studied my work, especially the work I'd recently published on wikis and education. Dermot Donnelly education encounters ICT learning Lord of the Rings Mark Anderson New Zealand online learning Technology Wellington wikiDon't put that ring on Dermot! We've all done it.

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

NeverEndingSearch

media search tools video wikis search universityvideosI make so many discoveries through my grad students’ Weekly Search News presentations. This week, Emma shared Universityvideos.org.

Our Top EdTech Websites for Newbie Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

There are tons of websites, blogs, and wikis that provide amazing resources to help you in your daily teaching.read moreWhen it comes to educational web resources the options are overwhelmingly bountiful.

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The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

tools include popular applications such as blogs, wikis and podcasting; social networking sites such as Facebook; photo and video sharing services such as Flickr and YouTube; social tagging, aggregation and curation of content; the use of Twitter to connect with, and create massive personal learning networks ; and concepts such as the folksonomy , Darwikianism and the wisdom of crowds (Kamel Boulos, Maramba and Wheeler, 2006). We therefore designed a number of activities for the wiki.

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. If you own any or all of K-5 Structured Learning technology curriculum (5th edition), you have free access to the grade-level wiki. Curriculum Companion Wikis not only include weekly videos, you also get: comprehensive tech vocabulary. Access: Yearly fee covers K-5 (no discount for single wiki).

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