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What is a wiki? How can it can be used in your classroom?. By: Julie Roncone. What is a wiki?. A wiki is a website that allows users to collaboratively create and edit web pages using a web browser.

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what is a wiki
What is a wiki?
  • A wiki is a website that allows users to collaboratively create and edit web pages using a web browser.
  • This means once you create a wiki your students can go on and add things to your page. Then you can go on and comment, remove, etc.
what is a wiki cont
What is a wiki cont.
  • For example you can create a wiki for your classroom and post each subject link for your students to view.
  • Each link can contain a question of the day, information, information for parents, websites, etc.
  • Students can go on and answer questions that you have posted, view websites, read additional information about the given topic.
what is a wiki cont1
What is a wiki cont.
  • Teachers can create student accounts or have students create their own.
  • Teachers have to do this in order for the students to edit the web pages.
  • A teachers can set guidelines such as having a student post their name after they add a comment.
  • When a student responds to a discussion question their name automatically appears.
concerns with a wiki
Concerns with a wiki
  • What if a student/parent adds something inappropriate?
  • Teachers can lock parts of their wiki where students/parents can not edit the page.
  • Teachers can pass out a rules sheet of a wiki page and have parents and students sign off on it.
  • Teachers will be able to monitor students adding and removing information on the page to prevent confusion.
where do i get a wiki
Where do I get a wiki?
  • To sign up for a wiki is simple!
  • Just go to www.wikispaces.com
  • You will see how to set up an account farther down the syllabus.
how can i use it in my classroom
How can I use it in my classroom?
  • Class web page
  • Information page for parents/students
  • Classroom discussion board
  • Virtual Field trips
ways to use it in a classroom
Ways to use it in a classroom…
  • 50 ways to wiki in the classroom
  • Examples of ways to wiki in a classroom
  • 6 ways to wiki
references
References
  • www.wikispaces.com
  • http://www.smartteaching.org/blog/2008/08/50-ways-to-use-wikis-for-a-more-collaborative-and-interactive-classroom/
  • http://wik.ed.uiuc.edu/index.php/Wiki_in_a_K-12_classroom
  • http://www.edzone.net/~mwestern/wiki.pdf
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki_(software)
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