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Wikis for School Libraries

A look at how wikis can help school libraries move into the Web 2.0 world.
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Veronica Calvo

on 12 January 2012

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Transcript of Wikis for School Libraries

Active Learning Students Ready for the Future It demands that we treat information and knowledge differently. Web 2.0 Anyone can add information or knowledge It is a read/write web. Collaborative Learning Engaged Learners Students interacting with information in a meaningful way. Sqworl Glogster Google Docs Wikis facilitate the use of
other Web 2.0 tools. "Research Pathfinders
[Organizing] your Research Databases
Sharing Student Work
Providing an Additional Entry Point
to your Materials (digital and OPAC)
[Providing a space for] collaborative editing
[Ensuring] transparency for your library program." According to Hamilton (2009)
You can use wikis for: Anyone human, at least.. People now construct knowledge from a collective pool of ideas. It changes how
students learn. It changes how
school libraries teach. Well... "Ease of Use Spaces for students to create
products individually, in small
groups, and as a whole group. Ability to create a non-
linear document structure
through hyperlinks. A built in mechanism for
for reflection and metacognition. A means of tracking individual, small
group, and whole group progress
through an assignment." Wikis are great Web 2.0
tools for media specialists. Achterman (2006) lists these
positive features of wikis: Google Calendar Blabberize Blogs By using wikis and Web 2.0 collaborative tools you get: Warning! Only use if you want to engage learners! Open the Door to Success! Use Web 2.0 Tools in Your School Library Credits

Articles
Achterman, D. (2006). Beyond Wikipedia. Teacher Librarian, 34(2), 19-22.

Hamilton, B. (September 15, 2009). LIS5313 Presentation, September 2009, January 2010.
Retrieved from http://sites.google.com/site/lis5313presentation/home


Music
Goodbye War, Hello Peace by ccmixter user teru Achterman, D. (2006). Beyond Wikipedia.
Teacher Librarian, 34(2), 19-22. Hamilton, B. (September 15, 2009). LIS5313 Presentation, September 2009, January 2010. Retrieved from http://sites.google.com/site/lis5313presentation/home Murray Hill Middle School has two wikis. 13 teachers have wiki pages Their media specialist Gwyneth Jones calls it a "one stop shop" for resources. Their learning wiki
connects to other
Web 2.0 tools Wouldn't it be nice if your
school library was a one stop
shop for resources? From Reusable Prezi Academy: Inserting Animations in Prezi by Balázs Turai. Why Wikis by flickr user blogefl New PolyConnect Computer Lab by Flickr user Kennedy Library. (personal communication, April 19, 2010)
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