Wikis: The Educator's Power Tool

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ABC-CLIO, 2010 - Computers - 78 pages
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Wikis can be one of the most effective learning tools for today's teachers--if they're used correctly and appropriately. In many cases, educators have not been using this powerful Web 2.0-based tool to its complete potential. In today's demanding, fast-paced education environment, educators need to take full advantage of the technology resources at their disposal to keep pace with tech-savvy students and meet assessment standards.

In Wikis: The Educator's Power Tool, the author shares her vast knowledge to unlock the capabilities of wikis for every educator. Educational wiki use can be categorized into three major types: the library wiki, the reciprocal wiki, and student-produced wiki. This book gives real examples of all three uses, as well as straightforward instructions on how to set up, dress up, and lock down a wiki for optimal practicality, attractiveness, ease of use, and security. Student and content-specific examples are included.


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Don’t let the slim nature of this volume dismiss its usefulness in exploring the world of wikis and learning. Teehan introduces a variety of wiki tools such as Wordpress and PBWorks, but gives generic ... Read full review


What Is a Wiki?
What Is Collaboration?
The ABCs of Producing a Wiki
Dressing Up and Buttoning Down Your Wiki
The Library Wiki
The Reciprocal Wiki
The StudentProduced Wiki
Implementing Activities
Special Uses for Wikis
The Bottom Line
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About the author (2010)

is a media specialist in Bartow, FL. She is also a National Board Certified teacher and holds a masters degree in educational technology. Her published works include Digital Storytelling: In and Out of the Classroom and Peering into Technology Coaching: Meeting 21st Century Teacher Needs.

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