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Wikis in the Classroom. http://rosemont6.wikispaces.com. Teresa Woods Rosemont 6 th Grade. What is a . WIKI. Comes from the Hawaiian Phrase Wiki Wiki Which means super fast. One example of a large wiki is the Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia in many languages that anyone can edit. .

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wikis in the classroom

Wikis in the Classroom

http://rosemont6.wikispaces.com

Teresa Woods

Rosemont 6th Grade

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What is a

WIKI

Comes from the

Hawaiian Phrase Wiki Wiki

Which means super fast.

One example of a large wiki is the Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia in many languages that anyone can edit.

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What can you do with a Wiki

Class/organization Calendar

Syllabus

Parent Information

Embed videos

Post course notes

Store Web Links

Post course notes

Embed Web 2.0 creations

Interactive assignments

Home work assignments

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Sample Wikis

Rosemont 6th Grade Library

http://rosemont6.wikispaces.com/

Arbor Heights Elementary

http://arborheights.wikispaces.com

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Post Home work and parent information

7th Grade Home Work

http://7thgradehomework.wikispaces.com

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Share Student Work

Springfield

http://andtothink.wikispaces.com

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Share and Organize Web Links

Mr. Valdez – Social Studies

http://rosemontsocialstudies.wikispaces.com

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Student Oriented & Interactive

Corzet Math

http://crozetmath0809.wikispaces.com

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Post Student information,

Assignments and handouts.

Mrs. Pilgreen - English I

http://pilgreenenglish.wikispaces.com

MOS Review

http://lsamsavideo.wikispaces.com

Speech Class

http://pilgreenspeech.wikispaces.com

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Interactive assignments

Ipod Project

http://crozetmath0809.wikispaces.com/iPodPilot

6th Grade Remedial English

http://6thgrade-07.pbworks.com/w/page/1071815/FrontPage

7th Grade Science

http://mrsfranksciencewiki.wikispaces.com

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Widgets

Embedding a video & Web 2.0 items

High School British Lit.

http://pilgreenbritishliterature.wikispaces.com

Rosemont 6th – Voki , Aminoto

http://rosemont6.wikispaces.com

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Do’s

  • Use the “Help” button
  • Identify yourself
  • Make the Wiki user friendly
  • Start small, start with 1 assignment or just a few pages
  • Have a Plan
  • Make sure each student can find the wiki and navigate through it.
  • Make a separate page for each subject, topic or project
    • Give each page a slightly different look
  • The navigation is the key. Keep it maintained.
  • Only have relevant pages visible. (Pages can be hidden until you are ready to use them.)
  • When you add a link to an external site; do have it open in a new window.
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Don’ts

  • Post student information as names, grades etc.
  • Make your Wiki to “busy”. More is not always better.
  • If you post a photo of a student you must have a signed press release.
  • Have non-working links
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Where to Start

Wiki Spaces

http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers

Wetpaint Wikis in Education

http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com

PpWorks

http://pbworks.com/

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Resources

  • 17 Interesting Ways to use a Wiki
    • https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_164hj4tw6gf
    • Wikis in Education
    • http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/wikiedu
    • Design Ideas
    • http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki
    • Wikis in Plain English
    • http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english
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