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Motivating the gifted learner through wikis and blogs

Motivating the Gifted Learner through Wikis and Blogs

Presented by Catherine Cabiness

James Irvine Intermediate School

Garden Grove USD

OCC GATE Fall Conference

University of California, Irvine

October 16, 2010


What s a wiki
What's a Wiki?

  • Web-based tool

    • wiki-wiki – Hawaiian phrase for “quick”

  • Asynchronous communication tool

  • Students can add and edit information

  • Supports online collaboration

  • Increases student motivation, engagement, and achievement

  • Supports self-regulatory behavior and learning

  • Supports acquisition of higher order thinking skills

    www.wikispaces.com


What s a blog
What's a blog?

  • Web-based tool

    • Web + Log = Blog

  • Asynchronous communication tool

  • Students can add information

  • Increases student motivation and engagement

  • Promotes higher order thinking skills

  • Supports collaborative learning (to an extent)

    www.blogger.com


Adding rigor
Adding Rigor

  • Thinking Tools – Depth, Complexity, Content Imperatives

  • Think Like a Disciplinarian

  • Historical Analysis Skills


Differentiation
Differentiation

  • Response to Text options

  • Challenge assignments

  • Leveled questions and activities


Think like a historian blog
Think Like a Historian Blog

http://thinklikeahistorian.blogspot.com/


Think like a historian wiki
Think Like a Historian Wiki

https://wikiworldtour.wikispaces.com/


Benefits
Benefits

  • Extends learning beyond the school day

  • Increases motivation

  • Increases engagement

  • Increases achievement and learning

    • Standards-based assessments

    • Long-term retention

  • Supports self-regulatory behavior

  • Collaborative learning

  • Social construction of knowledge

  • Authentic learning

  • Supports multiple learning styles


Challenges
Challenges

  • Learning curve

  • Lack of access to technology

  • School infrastructure

  • District policies

  • Administrative support


Contact information
Contact Information

  • Email: ccabiness@ggusd.us

  • James Irvine Intermediate (714) 663-6551

    Interested in learning more about technology integration in the classroom?

    CSUF offers a M.S. Program for Ed Tech

    Contact: Dr. Donovan @ loretta.csuf@gmail.com