Wiki While You Work: An Introduction to Wikis in Education


Mark Wagner
Computer Using Educators
mwagner@cue.org

Presentation Slides



The Read-Only Web

Powerful resource for educators and students, but…
Information moves from publishers to consumers
Information cannot be edited
One-Way Web (Web 1.0)

The Read/Write Web

It is now as easy to create as it is to consume.
Anyone can publish, share, and change information
Two-Way Web (Web 2.0)
This is changing our world!

Blogs

Web + Log = weblog, or “we blog”
Easily created
Easily updated
If you can email, you can blog.
Blogs allow visitors to comment.
RSS Feeds!
Free blogs for teachers - http://www.edublogs.org

Educational Blogs

Teacher web sites
Class web sites
Learning journals
Book Clubs
Connect with Authors and Experts
Pen pals
Professional Development
Reflective Practice
More on educational blogging - http://www.supportblogging.com

Wikis

Websites anyone can edit!
If you can use a word processor, you can use a wiki.
Visitors can see a history of changes and revert to earlier versions.
RSS Feeds!
Free wikis for teachers - http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers/

Wikipedia

Online encyclopedia
Collaboratively authored and edited
Over 1 millions users worldwide
Over 1 million articles in English
Great resource, but..
Use with caution
Explore (and contribute to) the wikipedia - http://www.wikipedia.org

Educational Wikis

Collaboratively authored class texts
Writing projects
Group projects
Sharing resources
Grade level teams
Subject area teams
Professional Development

Live Wiki Demo

http://www.wikispaces.com


Concerns

Inappropriate Content
Inappropriate Sharing
Intellectual Property
Threats and Cyberbullying
Fraud, Theft, and Identity Theft
Stalkers and Predators
A lack of understanding… and another perspective.
More on Internet Awareness and Safety - http://internetawareness.wikispaces.com

Additional Links

Dan McDowell's Wiki Resources - http://www.ahistoryteacher.com/necc2006/
Dave Conlay's Aristotle Experiment - http://aristotle-experiment.wikispaces.com
Eva Wagner's Houghton-Mifflin Tech Resources Wiki - http://hmtech.wikispaces.com
More Workshop Wikis - http://edtechlife.com/?p=1487 and http://edtechlife.com/?p=1494

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Comments:
Thanks Mark,
This is a great resource! I've downloaded the slides and I'm currently following along with the video presentation from the k12 online conference.
BTW you can use http://slideshare.net for embedding powerpoint presentations into web pages and even wikispaces.