Wikis in Education Part I: Introduction. Helena Baert. A wiki is an easy-to-use free web page that multiple people can edit. Wiki means “quick” in Hawaiian. In the classroom, a wiki is a free tool that empowers every student to participate in group projects.
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In the classroom, a wiki is a free tool that empowers every student to participate in group projects.
James has assigned a team research project.What can he do to encourage the students to work together, share resources and create high quality work?
“It\'s so easy to create a site to help guide students along with projects. I have found that it\'s a good way to make handouts available to students - I just point them at the web address. I post links to my PBworks Rockford\'s site so that parents can access project guidelines as well.”
Rockford High School
Class Resources - Publish class notes, PowerPoint lectures, schedules and policies; show off examples of great student work.
Group Projects - Build collaborative pages, start discussions and encourage comments.
Parent Outreach - Keep parents involved. Post assignments, key dates and volunteer lists. All available at home, from work, or anywhere.
Student Portfolios - Give students their own page to post content, upload homework, and share their work.
Expand Horizons - Share and interact with other classrooms or groups, across town or around the world.
50 Ways to use wikis in classroom
protected from the wider internet.
How can she make certain her online site is off limits to child predators?
How can she be sure that her students won’t be drawn onto the web?
Will her students write offensive comments?
How can she monitor her students’ activity?
No IT department is needed!
just like typing in Microsoft Word
Just click and begin
Easily insert Images and Video
Teachers can make coursework and homework information easily available to both students and parents.
With easy-to-use plug-ins you can create a calendar.
Templates designed with teachers in mind
For more ideas check out the PBworks educator page. You can find tips, suggestions, templates and a community of fellow teacher users.
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