Wiki While You Work: An Introduction to Wikis in Education

Slides (1.2 MB PDF)

Welcome and Introductions

The Read-Only Web
  • Powerful resource for educators and students, but…
  • Information moves from publishers to consumers
  • Information cannot be edited
  • The 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!

  • 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.
  • Visitors can discuss the page in a threaded forum.

Educational Wikis
  • Collaboratively Authored Class Texts
  • Writing Projects
  • Group Projects
  • Sharing Resources
  • Grade Level Teams
  • Subject Area Teams
  • Professional Development


More On Educational Wikis

Introductory Activity

Create Your Own Wiki with

Integrating Other Tools (Time Permitting)

Benefits, Concerns, and Proactive Strategies (If Necessary)

Reflection and Evaluation

Additional Online Resources

From OUSD Summer Tech Academy 2007:
Ways to Use Wikis in Education (Wiki in Education)
Current and Potential Uses of Wikis (from North Carolina State University)
Wiki Rules and Guidelines (North Carolina State University)
Advantages of Wikis (North Carolina State University)

More from Dan McDowell (2009): clms2009technology

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