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CitiWiki Summer Workshop Day 1: Introduction. Li Xu CS, UMass Lowell. CitiWiki Summer Workshop. Sponsored by CITI K-12 education grant Learn and use Wiki and web technologies to enhance K-12 education 2 weeks in late June, July at UMass Lowell Week 1: 6/25-6/28 Week 2: 7/30-8/2.

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Citiwiki summer workshop day 1 introduction

CitiWiki Summer Workshop Day 1: Introduction

Li Xu

CS, UMass Lowell


Citiwiki summer workshop
CitiWiki Summer Workshop

  • Sponsored by CITI K-12 education grant

  • Learn and use Wiki and web technologies to enhance K-12 education

  • 2 weeks in late June, July at UMass Lowell

    • Week 1: 6/25-6/28

    • Week 2: 7/30-8/2

CitiWiki Workshop 2007


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CitiWiki Summer Workshop

  • 8-day workshop sessions

  • Topics: Web page and web site, Wiki, GoogleGroup, Blog, Multimedia and Podcasting, RSS feed

  • Wiki-based teaching teching framework

  • Format

    • PPT slide presentation

    • Hands-on computer learning and exercises

    • After-session assignments

CitiWiki Workshop 2007


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CitiWiki Summer Workshop

  • Participants will

    • Learn to use Wiki, Web page, Google group, Blog, Multimedia Podcasting

    • Build a Wiki teaching framework for school implementation

  • Implement the project in Fall ’07

  • Follow-up participant project presentation in Fall ’07

CitiWiki Workshop 2007


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CitiWiki Summer Workshop

Organizers

Judy Boccia

Li Xu

Marjorie Dennis

Heather Byrne (workshop assistant)

Participants

STEM teachers and educators from local school district

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CitiWiki Workshop 2007


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CitiWiki Summer Workshop

  • Online presence

    • Web page: http://www.cs.uml.edu/~citiwiki/

    • Wiki: http://www.cs.uml.edu/~citiwiki/wiki

    • Mailing list and Google Group:http://groups.google.com/group/citiwikicitiwiki@googlegroups.com


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CitiWiki Summer Workshop

  • Workshop session

    • 9:15am-12:15pm

    • Olsen 314 (CS computer lab)

    • 15 minutes break 10:45-11:00


Day 1 agenda
Day 1 Agenda

  • Introduction of Internet, Web, Wiki and Web 2.0

  • Explore Web and Wiki

  • Run your own web server and Wiki software

  • Reflect what you do and how technology can help

  • Review and Day 1 assignment

CitiWiki Workshop 2007


Day 1 goals
Day 1 Goals

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  • Gain background of Internet, Web, Wiki, Web 2.0

  • Getting started with Wiki

    • Use Wiki

    • Get the software and run on your own computer

  • Brainstorm how technology can help your education activities

CitiWiki Workshop 2007


Internet
Internet

  • Collection of computers connected to each other globally


Citiwiki summer workshop day 1 introduction
Web

  • Web server

  • Web browser

    • Firefox





Xhtml and css
XHTML and CSS

  • XHTML stands for Extensible Hypertext Markup Language

    • Next generation HTML for web page design

    • Clean up HTML syntax, based on XML

  • CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets

    • Separate web page content and styling

    • Rethinking of web design

    • Web design for now and future



Web 2 0
Web 2.0

  • Wiki

  • Blog, blogger.com

  • Wikipedia

  • Podcast

  • MySpace, Facebook, Bebo, friendster

  • YouTube

  • Flickr


Citiwiki summer workshop day 1 introduction
Wiki

  • Hawaiian “wikiwiki” = fast

  • Ward Cunningham developed first Wiki WikiWikiWeb in 1994, and installed it on Internet domain c2.com on March 25, 1995.



Hello world in wiki
“Hello, world” in Wiki

  • Edit your Blog page at CitiWikihttp://www.cs.uml.edu/~citiwiki/wiki/index.php?n=Blog.Blog

  • Need your login name and password

    • Wiki set up to require authentication for editing

    • Can also set password for read, or per-page, or group protection. Will discuss later.


Citiwiki summer workshop day 1 introduction
Wiki

  • Using your web browser for web page creation and editing

  • Simple interface and simple editing commands

    • Easy to Update

    • Easy to Navigate

    • Easy Linking

    • Simple Design


Citiwiki summer workshop day 1 introduction
Wiki

  • Technology to write and maintain web pages in collaboration

  • No single owner of the Wiki content (unless explicitly set)

  • Topical organization of content

  • Question mark prompts creation of new knowledge

  • Knowledge repository with history (version management)

  • Hyperlinks connect context


Citiwiki summer workshop day 1 introduction
Wiki

  • Implications:

    • Provides a highly generic and flexible knowledge sharing and collaboration mechanism

    • Can replace Intranet / Portal as well as discussion forum and weblog


Best known wiki wikipedia
Best Known Wiki: Wikipedia

  • Online Encyclopedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

  • Great resources to research topics:try search Wiki

  • Ask students to use for projects


Pmwiki
PmWiki

  • We will use PmWiki in this workshop

  • How it works

    • Apache server

    • PHP

    • PmWiki package

  • Open source, download from CitiWiki page


Using web technologies
Using Web Technologies

  • Web 2.0

    • Break the barrier for content creation, distribution, sharing, collaboration and management online: web and beyond

    • Exciting tools for education use


Wikispaces
Wikispaces

  • Usefulchem.wikispaces.com

  • Combine blog, student project, reference, resources through Wiki


Citiwiki summer workshop day 1 introduction
Blog

  • http://www.dvorak.org/blog/

  • Blogger


Social networking sites
Social Networking Sites

  • MySpace

  • Facebook


Youtube
YouTube

  • Video


Flickr
Flickr

  • Photos


Podcasting
PodCasting

  • iTunes and iTunes U

  • MIT Open Course Ware


Rss feed
RSS Feed

  • Thunderbird


Education relevance
Education Relevance

  • Drexel U Example: Jean-Claude Bradley

  • Use blogs for creating podcasts or for storing static sequential content (transcripts)

  • Use wikis to organize content and to interact with students on assignments

  • Use multiple channels to deliver content and assess learning

  • All of these technologies are simple, free and hosted


Roll your own citiwiki
Roll Your Own – CitiWiki

  • Web page and Wiki based

  • Google group


Technology terms
Technology Terms

  • Web server

  • HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS

  • Wiki


Using browers
Using Browers

  • Firefox, Thunderbird


Google groups
Google Groups

  • Online discussion groups



Day 1 assignment
Day 1 Assignment

  • Create your Wiki blog on CitiWiki

  • Preliminary plan on using Web and Wiki in your teaching project, put it in your Wiki page

  • Sign on GoogleGroup to introduce you

  • (optional) Get your own web server and Wiki running on Windows machine

    • Contact us if you use other configurations