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Patricia Christian

Making the Case for a Wiki - 4 views

    Author: Emma Tonkin was educated as a physicist and has diversified as a techno innovation coordinator in the UK at the University of Bath where she managed various systems/support within UKOLN. She is a member of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Advisory Board and maintains a presence at Bristol University
    Making the Case for a Wiki discusses a concept born in 1995 of wikis being simply user editable data storage. The term was taken from the Hawaiian term 'WikiWki, or "Super fast". A visual sample of a wiki would look like a thinking map with various links. Ward Cunningham described the wiki as 'the simplest online database that could possibly work." Wikis have other features which are not included in this description.
    * A space containing pages that can be freely written or edited by anybody
    * Pages may be added by the use of WikiWords that are automatically linked to a page referred to by that name.
    * They are not usually written in HTML though some do allow HTML formatting to be used.
    Emma Tonkins focuses on three concepts: 1) that Wikis lend themselves to research notebooks, 2). Concept mapping which is also validated by Novak in his research showing wikis are useful for brainstorming, and 3). Collaborative authoring through blogs. Lucy Suchman's pioneering approach to ethnography in the office environment concludes, "Knowing your audience, in computer -mediated communication means getting an understanding of the target community.
    This research is essential in understanding the synergy which occurs in collaborative online learning environments and the importance of knowing your students. Online instructors must initiate social activities which encourage conversations to help the learning community get to know each other as well as the instructor. Creating a sense of community is an important element in online learning which must be cultivated, before students begin to collaborate on group projects. Students need to under
Eric Beckman

European History - Wikibooks, open books for an open world - 3 views

    Open source textbook for AP European History. Student edited.

Flat Classroom(tm) Project - Using Wikis and Diigo Bookmarking Bootcamps | kcaise on Blip - 4 views

    This is a great tutorial video for implementing wikis and Diigo.  
Eric Beckman

Google Custom Search - Teaching with Wikis - 9 views

    A search of material on teaching with wikis from sites bookmarked in the E-Learning for Educators Group.
Ann Kenady

Google Custom Search - Blogs and Wikis as Assessment Tools - 4 views

    Blogs and wikis are gaining popularity in higher education and in research. As effective tools for assessment, blogs and wikis provide unique platforms for peer to peer and instructor to peer engagement and can be used in authentic formative and summative assessment. In a similar vein, research communities are using the shared, synchronous and asynchronous platforms to collaborate on projects and transmit data. This search engine represents examples of both applications, with portals to further research.
Olga Lopukhova

5 Strategies for Using Wikis in the Classroom - 4 views

  • Collaborative Projects using Wikis. This technology tool is ideal for project-based learning, cross curricular projects in middle school teams, and thematic units. One advantage of Wikis in collaborative projects is that they are online.
    • Olga Lopukhova
      Wikis can be excellent collaborative tools for students in math. However the project should be selected carefully to bring out the collaborative spirit in the students.
    Educators are constantly seeking new strategies for using Wikis in the classroom. This is especially true for teachers who have formulated some ideas; however, they are still looking for additional ideas. Even teachers who have been using this technology for quite some time are on the lookout for new ideas. Regardless of being new to Wiki or a veteran, new strategies and techniques for engaging students are just around the corner.
Jodie Banyas

Why Wikis? Student Perceptions of Using Wikis in Online Coursework - 4 views

    This article is from the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching and discusses the uses and limits of Wikis.
Brenda Karls

Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools for Young Learners -- THE Journal - 0 views

  • it's about putting the power to learn and create in the hands of the students.
    A site that provides tools for young learners, putting the learning into the students' hands
Mariette Baker-McDermid

Welcome to Welker's Wikinomics Page - Welker's Wikinomics Page - 3 views

  • Rules of Conduct at Welker's Wikinomics:
    Jason has been using Wetpaint for his economics courses for the past several years. I attended one of his sessions in Shanghai. Very cool for high school.
Ann Kenady

Using PBworks in Education - 2 views

  • You can even collaborate with fellow educators on courses and curriculum, and manage the work of running your school or district.
  • You control who can view and edit your workspace
  • PBworks lets you create a secure online workspace in about 60 seconds. Encourage classroom participation with interactive wiki pages that students can view and edit from any computer.

    Share class resources and completed student work with parents

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  • At your University

    • Make distance learning more interactive and collaborative, support research teams, and improve inter-departmental coordination. 

    "PBworks proved its worth practically overnight, and I expect the number of users to balloon." 
    --Patricia Cloud,  University of Chicago

    One of my colleagues introduced me to this site today.
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    A place to host a wikispace for use with students. Students and teachers can share, edit, and comment on uploaded content. Anything from a word document to a video can be uploaded for all members to view.
    I had an introduction to PBWorks via the Assessment class and I can see a number of different applications for it in our blended, college-level classes.
    If you take the time to master the PB wiki environment, it can be a fine platform for creating your e-Portfolio. Wikis do have a learning curve, but what technology doesn't. PBworks (once called Peanut Butter Wiki) is well established and has a rick toolset.
Maureen Haig

Technology Integration - 0 views

    Links to many, many Web 2.0 tools. Very good resource.
Maureen Haig

web2 - what the Internet can do for you as a creator, a collaborator, an active partici... - 2 views

    Links to many tools that are available as a student and instructor
Lisa Hudson

Interview: The State of Wikis in Education | Future Changes - 5 views

    interview with an expert/author on using wikis in classrooms, particularly postsecondary. Many good links included.
Lisa Hudson

TeachersFirst: Wiki Walk-Through - 3 views

    a clear and concise tutorial on wikis
Carol Kubota

Discussion Forum - Classroom 2.0 - 2 views

    Wikis or Blogs. This site has some really interesting ideas and questions about which to use in an educational setting.
Carol Kubota

Using Wikis with Student Research Projects and Portfolios | - 3 views

    I will use this site for my final project. I am really interested in using wikis in my academic ESL classroom. We have been working on a wiki where the students record their "literature circle" responsibilities for the book "the Tipping Point".
    This site has a very interesting "web trend" map.
    I will use this site for my final project. I am really interested in using wikis in my academic ESL classes. We have been working on a wiki where the students record their "literature circle" responsibilities for the book "The Tipping Point".

PB Works - 1 views

    This is a wiki site - the PB stands for 'peanut butter' - they say setting up a wiki is as easy as making a peanut butter sandwich, and it is. Easy to set up, easy to maintain.
    PB Works offers online collaboration for business, education, and personal use. This wiki allows the administrator to control the degree of reading and writing so it can be used to disseminate information and share files to augment a face to face class.
Jason Holter

YouTube - Wikis in Plain English - 1 views

    YouTube does it again: A video explaining wikis in a way anyone (really) can understand.
Suzanne Feldberg

MiddleSchoolPortal/Webinar Archive - NSDLWiki - 0 views

  • Learn how to use Diigo to keep track of, share, publish, and annotate resources. Diigo is a personal research tool, collaborative research platform, and social information network.
    • Suzanne Feldberg
      This webinar is grat for those in the Fall 09 introductory class. Lots of tips for using Diigo.
    A great resources of archived webinars on using web 2.0 tools int he middle school classroom. These tutorials can be applied to any grade level or online classroom.
Dennis OConnor

educational-origami - home - 0 views

  • Educational Origami is a blog , and a wiki, about the integration of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) into the classroom, this is one of the largest challenges that I feel we as teachers face. It's about 21st Century Learning and 21st Century Teaching. Marc Prensky coined the now popular and famous phrase "Digital natives and digital immigrants" in his two papers by the same name. Ian Jukes talks about Digital Children.
    Rich resources. Nicely segmented information on Bloom's taxonomy including the digital approaches. Helps me think.
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