informational session – 25 minutes creation – 25 minutes show and tell – 10...
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Informational Session 25 minutes
Creation 25 minutes
Show and Tell 10 minutes
A wiki is a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone with access to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language. Wikis are often an ongoing process used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. 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".
Generally, there is no review before modifications are accepted. Many wikis are open to alteration by the general public without requiring them to register user accounts. Many edits, however, can be made in real-time and appear almost instantly online.Facilitate abuse of the system.
Private wiki servers require user authentication to edit pages, and sometimes even to read them.
Most wikis keep a record of changes made to wiki pages; often every version of the page is stored. This means that authors can revert to an older version of the page, should it be necessary because a mistake has been made or the page has been vandalized.
Most students have never used a wiki before and will need instructions and practice on how to actually use the software. By providing time and instructions for how to use the wiki, students will feel more comfortable in this environment and be more willing to contribute. Post wiki rules and require participants to abide by them Be patient with students and realize they may require technical assistance as they learn how to participate in a wiki environment Create a culture of trust within the wiki Provide clear and explicit course expectations Assign meaningful, authentic activities Include a common goal for collaborative activitiesDefine and identify student roles, activities, and assessmentsRemind students of course deadlines and schedules Model examples of collaborative activities
Classroom information/Subject wiki what your class is up to, calendar, upload newsletters and circulars in case they get lost in someones bag; information for students, homework, assignments, a calendar. No more I didnt know what to do for homework. or I lost the rubric.
Whole class/Group projects students make X-number of pages relating to a research topic and link to their classmates work; group of students can collaborate on reports, presentations, etc, without that classic excuse, James is away sick and he has all of the work!
Organizing a major event /sporting tournament set up dates, fixtures, contact details; all members of the committee can work on the planning
Curriculum planning link to resources, upload worksheets and lesson plans
Pen Pals write to people anywhere or collaborate on international projects
Collaborative story telling: students can work together on stories
Relatively simple technologyPromotes real-world collaboration skillsFosters richer communicationPools strengths of manyAccessible, easy to trackOnline collaborative writing produces higher quality writing than face-to-face collaborations
Safety/security issuesLabor for moderatorCombating copy and pastePotential inequitable work distribution by contributors
A blog is a type of website that acts as an online journal, usually maintained by an individual with a place to post information, regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video.Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs.
Personal blogs an ongoing diary or commentary by an individual, is the most common blog.Microblogging - extremely detailed blogging. Sites, such as Twitter, allow bloggers to share thoughts and feelings instantaneously; much faster than e-mailing or writing. Corporate blogs a private blog, or it can be for business purposes. Enhances the communication and culture in a corporation or externally for marketing, branding, or public relations purposes are called corporate blogs.By media type VLOG comprised of videosLINKLOG comprised of links SKETCHLOG - a site containing a portfolio of sketchesPHOTOBLOG comprised of photos TYPECAST BLOGS - blogs that are written on typewriters and then scanned
TeacherVisionhttp://www.teachervision.fen.com/blog/career-in-education/33550.htmlTeacherMagazinehttp://www.teachermagazine.org/tm/section/blogs/index.htmlEduBlogAwardshttp://edublogawards.com/2007/best-teacher-blog-2007/The Top 50 Blogs by Teachershttp://www.teachingtips.com/blog/2008/06/30/50-must-read-up-and-coming-blogs-by-teachers/
Write about your passions as they pertain to teaching or education, and tell other professionals about your blog. Develop a number of regular readers and they will comment on your writingEffective and fun way to share your ideas, gather tips from others experiences, and mingle with fellow educators from all over the world.Classroom management toolPost assignments for your studentsInform students of important events: homework, excursionsInclude links to educational websites that will enhance your students knowledge and understanding of concepts and topics discussed in classPost extra credit assignments on the blog as an incentive to students who check it regularly.Showcase student art, poetry, stories; post photos and comment on class activities.invite student comments or postings on issues in order to give them a writing voice.
Autobiographical writing students can use the blog as a journal or diary of day-to-day lifeBook journaling students write their thoughts or respond with comments to the teachers or other students posts about booksScience reports students journal the investigation processArt impressions students comment on works of artCreative writing students write posts as prose or poetry and constructively critique one anothers workDigital portfolio students can record a body of work by uploading documents and images
Provide a space where students and teachers can learn from each otherHelp learners see knowledge as interconnected as opposed to a set of discrete factsGive students a new perspective on the meaning of voice. Student voices are essential to the conversations we need to have about learning.Foster ownership and choice. They help lead us away from students trying to find what the teacher wants in terms of an answer.Students feel more compelled to write when they believe many others may read and respond. It gives them motivation to excel. Records of ongoing learning. It facilitates reflection and evaluation.Promotes Creative, Intuitive and Associational thinkingPromotes Analogical thinking
Collective and collaborative learning. Students have the opportunity to read their classmates blogs and those of others. This is not possible in a regular classroom setting.Possibility of connecting with experts on the topic students are writingThe interactive nature creates enthusiasm for writing and communication.Engages students in conversation and learning.Encourages global conversations about learning conversations not previously possible in our classrooms.Opportunity for our students to learn to write for life-long learning.Opportunity to teach responsible public writing. Students can learn about the power of the published words and the responsibilities involved with public writing.Promotes Critical and Analytical thinking
Each of the categories has a number of key verbs associate with itCreating design, construct, plan, produce, invent, deviseEvaluating check, hypothesize, critique, experimentAnalyzing compare, organize, deconstruct, attributeApplying implement, use, executeUnderstanding interpret, summarize, infer, classifyRemembering recognize, list, describe, identify
Analyzing Linking establish and build links within and outside of documents and web pagesEvaluatingBlog/vlog commenting and reflecting Constructive criticism and reflecting practice are often facilitated by the use of blogs and video blogs. Students commenting and replying to postings have to evaluate the material in context and replyPosting posting comments to blogs, discussion boards, threaded discussions. Good postings like good comments, are not simple one-line answers but rather are structured and constructed to evaluate the topic or concept
Moderating this is high level evaluation; the moderator must be able to evaluate a posting or comment from a variety of perspectives, assessing its worth, value and appropriatenessCollaborating and networking effective collaboration involves evaluating the strengths and abilities of the participants and evaluating the contribution they make. Networking is a feature of collaboration, contacting and communicating with relevant persons via a network of associates.CreatingPublishing requires a huge overview of not only the content being published, but the process and product. Related to this concept are also Video blogs the production of video blogs, blogging and also wiki-ing creating, adding to , and modify content in wikis.
Before you ask your students to blog, you need to do so first. This way you have a solid understanding of the process and can model the behavior you want your students to exhibit. Suggestions of how to grow blogging into your class:Become a blogger. Start your own b