Yea, I Have A Wiki… Now What?

Presented by Heather Hall Ramsey

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Technology Teacher/Facilitator at Mountain Island Elementary
Wednesday & Thursday Session 4 (1:00-1:50)
Room 177

If you are wondering how to “Wow” students with your wiki, you’ll be welcome at this session! Most of us use the wiki to post information about our classroom rules, schedules, homework assignments, etc., but don’t use them as they were intended. A good wiki should be interactive and have students wanting to visit it often. When used in this way, they are a great resource to keep families up-to-date about what children are learning at school.

This session is intended for classroom and technology lab teachers. We will discuss topics including:
  • Ways to use your wiki as an independent computer center during class for all students, no matter their learning level.
  • How to make your wiki a resources for families at home to see what students are learning in class.
  • Ideas for making your wiki more visually appealing (because lets face it, they aren’t the cutest sites on the internet).
  • Keeping your wiki up-to-date without spending hours or loosing all the work you put into it.
  • Making your wiki interactive and fun to use.

If you want to start using your wiki as it was intended and create a resource that can grow with you year after year, start your journey at this session.

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Wikis In Plain English from CommonCraft.com

Resources:



Basic Wiki How-To Files - Wiki Tours with step-by-step videos for completing various actions in Wikispaces including adding pictures, videos, personalizing you page and more!
Educational Wikis Articles and Resources - Tutorial, Guides, Articles and more with information about using Wikispaces in education.
Wiki Ideas For the Classroom - Lists of ideas about how to use wikis in elementary and upper grades classrooms as well as ideas for different subjects.
Widget How-To - Step by step directions for using widgets on you wiki. One of the best ways to find widgets is to search other teachers wikis.
50 Ways to Use a Wiki for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom
Top Widgets to Embed In Your Blog
Primary Games Widgets

Mountain Island Tech Lab Wiki - My classroom wiki.