Learning About Wikis

This is a tutorial for getting started using Wikis for your classroom or area of interest so you can share information and ideas with others.

Workshop Overview

Introduction to the concept of Web 2.0
Goals:
  • To look at some education uses for Wikis.
  • To construct our own basic Wiki for a student learning project.

A look at two samples of Wikis used for education,
As a teacher tool: School Yard Blitz
As a space to share professional learning: Thinking With Technology
As a student project: Sandhurst Kids Conference

Planning the Wiki content to support your unit of work
  • Begin with the current Key Question for the inquiry you are working with at the moment.
  • Consider using some of the resource files and hyperlinks you have already found to support your students inquiry.

Two approaches to learning about Wikis
First, just make one!
  • Learn step by step with the group
  • Use the wiki tutorials ( the 'help' link in the top right corner is always available)
Getting Started
  • Editing text
  • Making links (internal and external pages)
  • Changing the look and feel
  • Adding pictures and files
  • Use a project Google calendar
Groups

Helpful links
Introduction videos
Teacher ideas
Try blogging