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 the 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

Contents

What Is a Wiki?
1
What Is Collaboration?
9
The ABCs of Producing a Wiki
15
Dressing Up and Buttoning Down Your Wiki
27
The Library Wiki
35
The Reciprocal Wiki
43
The StudentProduced Wiki
49
Implementing Activities
55
Special Uses for Wikis
63
The Bottom Line
69
Works Cited
75
Index
77
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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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