Tuesday, October 24, 2006

[TIPS] Using a Wiki in your classroom

I've been talking about wikis for ... a long time.. but I don't hear of many/any teachers in the area who are using them. Perhaps the reason is that they don't feel comfortable enough with the process of wiki'ing (look THAT one up in your Funk and Wagnall!).  Well, this may be just what you need in order to get you started.
This is one of the four presentations from yesterday's k12onlineconference in which Vicki Davis tells how she uses a wiki (a Free wiki from wikispaces) with her classes. Give this a listen and see if it doesn't get you interested in starting one of your own. I can guarantee that you won't be disappointed in the results.
Today's agenda includes the following topics: "Blog if You Love Learning", "Who's Teaching Who? Are We Ready?", "Using Web 2.0 Tools in a Grade One Classroom", "All About Internet Audio" (advanced level), and "TIGed Basics: A Beginners Guide to Social Networking in the Classroom." I encourage you to check them out. Some are very good. Others... aren't. Visit http://k12onlineconference.org/ to get started.

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