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Using a Wiki to collaborate and put the pieces together
Using a Wiki to collaborate and put the pieces together


Contents

[edit] Overview of Wikisand Resources

Wikis in Plain English

Educational Wikis

Best Educational Wikis of 2011

Make your own on Wikispaces

How Brock Can Help One perspective:

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USING A WIKI IN K-8 SCHOOLING

[edit] Curriculum development

[edit] Pro:

  • Access to many resources
  • Easily shared among teachers, schools, etc

[edit] Con:

  • Overwhelming
  • Time consuming


HI HOW ARE YOU!?

[edit] Teaching

[edit] Pro:

  • Tracking progress
  • Instant feedback
  • Can tailor to students needs

[edit] Con:

  • Tech issues


[edit] Learning

[edit] Pro:

  • Group Collaboration
  • Flexibility (different work locations)
  • Accessible to everyone

[edit] Con:

  • Overwhelming to some students
  • Tech issues
  • Distraction


[edit] Assessment

[edit] Pro:

  • Flexibility

[edit] Con:

  • Hard for individual assessment


[edit] Other Uses

[edit] Pro:

  • Accessible to parents

[edit] Con:

[edit]
USING A WIKI IN GRADES 9-12

[edit] Curriculum development

[edit] Pro:

  • starting new thread of information for others to look at
  • open to more contributors than just students

[edit] Con:

  • are you able to keep on track with the Ministry Curriculum with Student lead learning

[edit] Teaching

[edit] Pro:

  • Net-etiquette
  • Inclusive of all

[edit] Con:

  • accessibility
  • safety

[edit] Learning

[edit] Pro:

  • creative
  • engaging
  • access to internet, wealth of knowledge to pull from

[edit] Con:

  • Authentic information? How do you know?
  • References are not needed

[edit] Assessment

[edit] Pro:

  • constant feedback
  • immediate/on going ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING

[edit] Con:

  • who did the work? I used someone elses login!
  • how do we know they know! (internet access)

[edit] Other Uses

[edit] Pro:

[edit] Con:

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USING A WIKI IN HIGHER EDUCATION

[edit] Curriculum development

[edit] Pro:

  • can be edited by faculty and students
  • collaborated with colleagues and other students
  • syllabus could be multimedia

[edit] Con:

  • students can change assignments
  • too many changes can reduce value
  • someone needs to keep organized

[edit] Teaching

[edit] Pro:

  • replace tools like powerpoint and sakai
  • always there & can be referenced

[edit] Con:

  • time consuming, especially initial setup
  • learning curve
  • copy right issues if using text books etc. to compliment wiki
  • wiki may become the vehicle, not the professor - it may take over

[edit] Learning

[edit] Pro:

  • skill of working with a wiki
  • simple to get access to material
  • multi-media different learning sytles are supported
  • reinforce - can read over
  • collaboration among students

[edit] Con:

  • class interaction may suffer
  • rely on content of wiki instead of looking for other resources
  • overwhelming - too much content
  • how do you know if you can trust the content

[edit] Assessment

[edit] Pro:

[edit] Con:

  • done on student's own time - how do we know it is the student?

[edit] Other Uses

[edit] Pro:

[edit] Con:

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USING A WIKI IN THE WORKPLACE

) WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF WORK :)

[edit] Curriculum development

[edit] Pro:

  • communication tool for learners, sharing ideas
  • promotes collaboration of development of curriculm, promotes self-autonomy (edit)

[edit] Con:

  • time consuming
  • must be comfortable and able to navigate the tool. Must be computer literate and have good writing, reading and typing skills


[edit] Teaching

[edit] Pro:

  • collaborative engagement of students, teacher control of addition and editing
  • creative tool

[edit] Con:

  • must have active participants....critical!!!
  • loss of teacher input into curricula


[edit] Learning

[edit] Pro:

  • collaborative learning
  • learn research skills, team building,promotes global connections,

[edit] Con:

  • ? validity of information


[edit] Assessment

[edit] Pro:

[edit] Con:


[edit] Other Uses

[edit] Pro:

  • knowledge sharing tool

[edit] Con:

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