Creating collaborative classroom learning environments using wikispaces

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  • 1. By Rabbi Tzvi PittinskyDirector of Educational Technology The Frisch School Tzvi.Pittinsky@frisch.orghttp://techrav.blogspot.com http://twitter.com/techrav

2. Web 2.0 Defined The second generation of the World Wide Web, especially the movement away from static webpages to dynamic and shareable content and social networking. (http://en.wiktionary .org/wiki/Web_2.0) 3. Advantages of Web 2.0 Multi-Platform: Windows and Mac Global Reach- Multilingual and available anywhere in the world. Accessibility: Inexpensive & Easy to Use 3 Cs: Communication & Collaboration, Compelling CourseContent, Constructivist Learning 4. Wikis in theClassroom Easy to Use- WYSIWYG (What YouSee Is What You Get Text Editor) Encourages Collaboration Supports asynchronous onlinediscussion forums Advantages Versatile and customizable Safety- Every version of every page issaved. Security- Comment moderation (afterposting) and permissions Discussions can only be moderatedafter posting.Disadvantages 5. Asynchronous Discussion Forums:What the research says Chance toreflect Higher order Draw on priorthinking skillsknowledgeAsynchronousonline discussions More sensitive Less stresstopics 6. Discussion on Korachs Rebellion 7. Wikis for EducationThe Frisch School Wiki-http://wiki.frisch.org Password protected.http://frischgoesgreen.wikispaces.com/http://students4israel.wikispaces.com/http://shiriyah.wikispaces.com/http://ifaces2011.wikispaces.com/ 8. Now lets make a wiki of our own! Go to http://www.wikispaces.com/ to startcreating your first wiki. Then follow me 9. Works CitedBlankenship, W. (2009). Making connections: Using online discussion forums to engage students in historical inquiry. Social Education, 73(3), 127-130.Merryfield, M. M. (2001). The paradoxes of teaching amulticultural education course. Journal of TeacherEducation, 52(4), 283-299.Pena-Schaff, J. B., & Nichols, C. (2004). Analyzingstudent interactions and meaning construction incomputer bulletin boards. Computers & Education,42(3), 243-265.Warschauer, M. Comparing face-to-face and electronicdiscussion in the second language classroom. CALICOJournal v13 n2-3 p7-26 Win-Spr 1995-96. 10. By Rabbi Tzvi PittinskyDirector of Educational Technology The Frisch School Tzvi.Pittinsky@frisch.orghttp://techrav.blogspot.com http://twitter.com/techrav

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