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  1. Use of Wikis for Student Lab Reports Presentation by Jo Ann Noble Chemistry Teacher Shaler Area High School

  2. Presentation Outline • Slide I: What is a Wiki page? • Slide II: What are the Advantages of Wiki Pages? • Slide III: Example of a Lab Wiki Template • Slide IV: Example of a Completed Lab Wiki Page • Slides V-VI: Steps for Creating Wiki Page Template

  3. What is a Wiki page? • Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content. • Supports hyperlinks and cross links between internal pages • A single page in a wiki website is referred to as a "wiki page", while the entire collection of pages, which are usually well interconnected by hyperlinks, is "the wiki". • Video Clip: “Wikis in Plain English” http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english

  4. What are the Advantages of Wiki Pages? • Student Collaboration • Development of Higher Level Critical Thinking Skills • Development of Investigative Skills • Promotes Effective Teamwork • Development of a Classroom Community

  5. Example of Lab Wiki Template

  6. Example of Completed Lab Wiki

  7. Steps for Creating A Wiki Page Template Step 1: Go to http://www.sasd.k12.pa.us/ In the menu on the left, click on Blackboard Step 2: Enter your username and password Step 3: Click on Classes tab and select the class from the class list window

  8. Step 4: In the classroom management menu, click on ClassTools Step 6: Click on CreateWiki to add content. Step 5: Scroll down to the bottom and click on Wikis Step 7: Click on Submit at the bottom right corner when finished.

  9. Resources • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki • http://wiki.org/wiki.cgi?WhatIsWiki • http://idesweb.bc.edu/ides/website/teaching_tools/wikis/benefits • http://www.blendedschools.net/helpdesk/knowledgebase.php?act=art&article_id=99 • http://www.blackboard.com/quicktutorials/self_peer_assessments.htm Sldeshow outline

  10. Websites • http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english

  11. Images • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:P_wiki_letter_w.svg • http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/08/wikitrust/ • http://www.ikiw.org/category/wiki-adoption-strategies/ • http://www.ikiw.org/category/wiki-adoption-strategies/ • http://www.blendedschools.net/