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Wikispaces for educators and students

Introduce wikispaces Demonstrate how to set up Highlight classroom uses of wikis

Audrey Nay

on 26 March 2013

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Transcript of Wikispaces for educators and students

WIKISPACES A website with an edit function. Why wikispaces? What wikis would many of us
recognise already?  Wikibooks Free textbooks and manuals
 Wikimedia Free images
 Wiktionary Dictionary and thesaurus
 Wikiquote Collection of quotations
 Wikisource The free library
 Wikispecies Directory of species

•Group projects

•Manage school and classroom documents

•Classroom discussion and debate

•Teacher collaboration

•Post classroom assignments

• Have parents and students sign an acceptable use policy.
• Materials should be supplied to parents explaining what a wiki is and what it will be used for in class
• Get parental permission
• Conduct a lesson on digital citizenship
• Discuss social responsibility and accountability
• Outline netiquette guidelines HELP is at hand if needed:
Wikispaces have a great help wiki http://help.wikispaces.com/ "Great wikis are born rather than made." Strengths of WIKIS
1. Easy sharing:
Goodbye to sending files by e-mail
2. Access:
Anytime, anywhere
3. One version:
4. History:
past versions are recoverable
5. Collaboration: from distant places
6. Learning, exploration,
independence, accountability
7. Over time collaboration:
collaboration does not end with the semester
8. Learning pluses:
Skills, Attitudes
reference: Jane Hart's Top 100 tools each year, since 2007.
http://c4lpt.co.uk/top-tools/top-100-tools/top-tools-wikispaces/ EXAMPLES
Wiki Projects- A Collaborative Storytelling Wiki
•Students contribute based on certain instructions they have given to create a story together. Examples:
•** Terry the Tennis Ball, students in Geelong, Australia build a "choose your own path" story wiki.

approx 1% of wikis are
“Collaborative, Multimedia Performances of Understanding.” Create a collaborative wiki cooltoolsforschools - Collaborative Tools

educationalwikis - Examples of educational wikis
http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis Tooth Tally International Project
https://toothtally.wikispaces.com/ NSWTL.net wikispace
http://nswtlnet.wikispaces.com/ Welcome to the Global Hello
http://aglobalhello.wikispaces.com/ iPods, iPhones and iPads in Education
http://ipodsiphonesineducation.wikispaces.com/ ICTuandme-Laura Chaffey
http://ict4meandyou.wikispaces.com/ Australia's Best Reads
http://australian-best-reads.wikispaces.com/ How to Put a Wiki On Your iPad
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/put-a-wiki-on-your-ipad.html Wikispace videos and tours-26 on a wide range
http://www.youtube.com/user/WikispacesVideos?feature=watch School Library Websites
http://schoollibrarywebsites.wikispaces.com/ hccwikihelp - home-L.Chaffey
http://hccwikihelp.wikispaces.com/ A Class Program Wiki: Sarah Howard http://st1orange.wikispaces.com/ Most = "trial wikis" approx 1/3= “Teacher-Centered Content Delivery Devices.” approx 1/4 are individual student assignments. real world communication. Teaching ICTK-12 Ariane Skapetis ICT consultant K-12 Sydney Region
•Collaborate with an international classroom
Wiki Projects- A Collaborative Storytelling Wiki Time to play How Can Wikis Be Used in the Classroom?
•Create e-portfolios of class work

•Online journals

•Debate topics

•Collaborative projects
•Share resources and class notes

•Distribute student materials

•Simple websites

•Peer-reviewed projects How to Introduce Wikis to Your Students You need to get your specific wiki unblocked. Then either sign them up manually, or send them an email via wiki to join. Wikipedia provides a wealth of information with over 26 billion pages of content.
Studies demonstrate that Wikipedia is "almost as accurate as the Encyclopedia Britannica." Getting Tricky with wikis
http://gettingtrickywithwikis.wikispaces.com/home visit http://www.wikispaces.com * learning inside and outside of the classroom.
* enables parents to be involved.
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