1. Brady Allen
The first wiki that I have found I really like because it was able to integrate so well the use of video. It Is full of great information as well as great examples of how to use this great resource on the classroom. Its great because to use this wiki all you need is an internet connection.
21st Century Skills The second wiki found used there wiki more like a way to communicate and distribute files. I think it is a great way to get your information out to those who need it. Anyone can access the content and again all you need is an internet connection to use it. 105 The next wiki uses the wiki as a way to highlight the students and give them a space to show off their stuff. http://mrsanderson10.pbworks.com/w/page/33263525/FrontPage

2. Makenzie Anderson
It was interesting to read and research all of the different wikis. I had no idea before doing this assignment that there was educational wikis.
The first wiki offered students learning and teaching strategies. This wiki provided informational wikis that help with learning and specify with different programs. I really liked how the teacher was so open and willing to help the students and those who use their wiki.
http://the-teacher.wikispaces.com/Pedagogy+-+Teaching+and+Learning+Strategies

A teacher in New Zealand started the wiki to help students engage in learning and understand technology. The concept the teacher wants to achieve is helping students to be more technology advanced. He has taught for 12 years and provides many helpful posts. The most recent was about how people spend too much time with technology.
http://electroniclearner.wikispaces.com/home

This wiki was about a fourth grade class. Everything that is posted is related to what is being taught. The teacher Dave Sherman posts pictures and videos and his students work. The amazing thing about this wiki is the students go over and beyond with adding extra information on their own. I love this wiki and think it is an amazing idea for teachers to help engage students. His last post was very great, the students were asked to look at a picture of the rainforest and write a poem. The students were so creative with their writing skills and I will keep this idea of creating a wiki when I'm a teacher.
http://barwick.wikispaces.com/Rainforest+Pictures


3. Keli Barrus
I was surprised at the variety of wikis used for education! I'd never heard of wikis before this assignment, but they seem to be fairly popular. I particularly liked seeing wikis used for language. One I enjoyed navigating is called 6th grade remedial work (http://6thgrade-07.pbworks.com/w/page/1071815/FrontPage) this was created for students who speak English as a second language. They can go more in depth with the lessons, take quizzes and have direct feedback from their teacher. There was also an interesting wiki created for a French class called Ah Bon French: Middle School (http://ah-bon-french.wikispaces.com/home). This wiki is beginning French lessons, games and tools. I like that it's open for everyone to learn from, not just the one class so more people can be successful at learning another language. I also found an interesting wiki from a classroom in France for students learning English called Basque Country English Wiki (http://etxepare.wikispaces.com/). I found it amusing that there were places to go and learn about strange maps, films, and a section for TED talks. I enjoy that things that seem commonplace for us are strange and need a page to describe them in other countries. I'm impressed in the variety of ways that wikis can be used around the world.
4. Jared Liechty
After exploring the many different Wikis I'm impressed with how many different types of pages there are and how many different countries are engaged in using them for learning. The first Wiki that I looked into was the 21st Century Learning (electroniclearner.wikispaces.com) this site is about a teacher that is using the space to help facilitate online learning and has a few different reading about electronics and there involvement in education. The second site is called 2nd Grade Class Wiki (mrsibrahim.wikispace.com) On this site the 2nd grade class wanted to be able to show people around the would the kinds of things they are learning each day. The third site is called Bear-Den (bear-den.wikispaces.com) and the class that is using this site would use it for note taking and an information page. This class also wanted to get together with another class somewhere around the world and do a project, I thought this was interesting. It really seems that people are using these for a good cause and there is alot of learning from the use of a wiki.
5. Alyse Montgomery
I have never used or heard of wikis, but I find they are a lot like blogs in a way. I found a wiki for teachers called "21st Century Skills for Teachers." This blog was very informative, especially for teachers. It involved many postings of lesson plans that teachers can post and collaborate on them. It also included motivational videos for teachers to share to students. This would be great to follow for teachers! Another blog I found was rated the most useful blog in 2012 called "English Classroom." This blog included a variety of grammar and textbooks for elementary grade levels, pictures of students in classrooms, information about schools, different teaching strategies and examples of lesson plans. This blog has it all and should be an essential blog for all teachers to follow as guidelines for their own classroom. The last blog I found was a blog called "Students Made Math Movies." This was a really cool blog because it was made and run by students. Math is usually a struggle for most students, so these students decided to post videos of a variety of math topics for others to follow. This is a great blog to follow for students of all ages because if you need help, there are many videos and sometimes other students your age can explain things in a way you understand.
http://21stcenturyskillsnmteachercourse.wikispaces.com/home
http://englishclassroombg.wikispaces.com/
http://studentmathmovies.wikispaces.com/
6. Victoria Cardon

I've never heard of Wiki's before, but I can see how they would be useful. I l was really interested when I saw one for a film club. I love movies, and this wiki discusses them. It is for the International School of Turkish Cyprus. Confusing name, but I like what they do! I was looking through some of the movies they have discussed, and one of them was Goodbye Lenin. It looks like an interesting movie, even though it's all in German. But this would be the kind of Wiki I would be interested to follow.
Another one I thought was interesting was a Wiki for teachers in California. Any teacher can collaborate and share their lesson plans. This probably helps teachers gain insight and get ideas for their own lessons, as well as share their good ideas.
The final one that caught my eye is called ZooWiki. I like this one because animals and science aren't normally something I am interested in, but this page sparked my interest anyways. It's very colorful and fun. Probably because it's for younger kids, but I like colorful and fun things! Perhaps I would have learned more in Elementary school with fun things like this to look at.





7. Hannah Hodgson
Before this experience, I'd never used a Wiki before. I was surprised to discover how easy they are to create and use! One of the Wikis I checked out was called The Teenagers' Guide to Everywhere (
http://teenagersguidetoeverywhere.wikispaces.com/). Here teenagers write short, informational research papers about various travel locations in the world. A map on the home page allows for a visitor to simply click on a destination and read about the place. I loved that this wiki allowed teenagers to get actively involved in creating something useful. The second wiki, Midsummer Dreaming (http://midsummerdreaming.wikispaces.com/home), is a guide to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The tabs on the home page lead to information that can be added upon about locations the play is performed, costumes ideas, character information, play reviews, and more. Science Inquirer (http://scienceinquirer.wikispaces.com/freestuff), the third wiki, is an incredibly helpful website that contains "free stuff for science teachers." It includes links to chapters of textbooks, podcasts, posters, free kits, videos, lessons, labs, and demos, free books, letters and newspapers, free field trips... the list is extensive, and can be added upon with permission by science teachers who have useful things to share.


8. Gilbert Ulibarri

My findings regarding wiki pedagogy is as follows: The wikispaces content teacher page presents three major areas that could be utilized; these could assist in the delivery of conceptual knowledge and management of content used in learning. These are newsfeeds, assessments, and projects. The opportunities to use formative assessments, improve outcomes, and engage students is covered and should be explored further. Another few points are to improve teacher capacity, class-room management and project-based learning (https://www.wikispaces.com/content/teacher). I recommend and intent to go back and spend more time to learn more, as these are the types of issues we are addressing at SLCC. The teaching-with-technology.wikispaces.com/Wikis+in+Education page lists an extensive list of the use of Wikis in Education. A very interesting point is that it states” the most famous wiki is Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia created by users from around the globe”. The main comment is that K-12 schools are also taking advantage of the opportunities for “collaborative construction”. It is apparent that Wiki has also reached higher educational as well, personally I feel very strong about collaborative efforts. With most classrooms having many things in common, these tools can serve as a central shared data-base, so as not to have to reinvent the wheel ( http://teaching-with-technology.wikispaces.com/Wikis+in+Education). This site by Augar, N., Raitman, R., & Zhou, W. (2004). Teaching and Learning Online with Wikis. Paper presented at the Beyond the Comfort Zone: 21st ASCILITE Conference, Perth http://virtuallythere.wikispaces.com/Wikis+in+Teaching. In reviewing what was listed here, I am convinced that this offers benefits to both student and faculty/instructor. I am excited to get into development mode, time to design a nice Homepage .. love this stuff!!! Gilbert Ulibarri

Works Cited:

1. https://www.wikispaces.com/content/teacher

2. http://teaching-with-technology.wikispaces.com/Wikis+in+Education

1. Wikis in Teaching - virtuallythere - home


9. Kyle Jensen

I had no clue what a wiki was before this assignment and now that I do know about them, I'd say they are very helpful. The tools that educators and students now have is a huge benefit to learning. The first wiki I looked at was http://21centuryedtech.wikispaces.com/Challenges this wiki was very cool because it gave students and teachers the opportunity to promote challenges that would help the students learn. Next I looked at http://resourcesforhistoryteachers.wikispaces.com which gave teachers plans on different lessons to teach which I found helpful because you help students learn more about a subject. And finally I looked up http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com. This wiki can help you with anything in the classroom for both teacher and student. These wikis are a very helpful educational tool that I wish I would of had in school.



10. Brandi Babbitt

I have never realized there was a difference with wiki's and blogs. Wikis are a lot more technology and what seems to me more user friendly than blogs. I think even the name of WIKI sounds smarter. It's a funny word but it fits perfectly. The first wiki I researched is
http://www.zoho.com/wiki/wiki-education.html. This wiki is an informative wiki page that also allows people to open a zohowiki to help collaborate with other educators with many new and different ideas. It also brings students, teachers, and educators together into one place. The second wiki I looked at was http://teaching-with-technology.wikispaces.com/Wikis+in+Education. This wiki I used to find out more what of what a wiki was and how to navigate a wiki better. I found this website very informative due to it having tons of links to other wiki's that have info on them on how to navigate a wiki. The last wiki I found was http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/home. This was such a fun wiki with tons of ideas for teaching including links and ideas about images, audio, organizing, slideshow, research, and much more. This had links to tools and other programs that can be used to teach in a wiki setting. It was very informative and I love how it had it organized to make it so user friendly. I really have never used what I realized is a wiki until now. It is a great resource in teaching and interaction with students.

11. Sean O'Sullivan

Wikis can be very useful in today's technology-based communities. Wikis allow anyone to update the information and to provide useful information and links for students or teachers to follow to increase their knowledge. The first wiki I looked at, Factorywall is a wiki for art students that is run by an art teacher. He is able to provide examples of works, instructions on how to improve one's art skills, etc. Another wiki I looked at was Electronic Learner. This wiki gives advice and information on technology as it relates to teaching. A wiki is a great place to share this information because other teachers or professionals might have something that worked for them that they wish to add for others to read. Lastly, I looked at ABC Learning Center. This is a great resource for reading and writing that can be edited by staff members. It's an easy way to have a website with multiple admins, which is one of the main points of wikis. These three wikis really show off the diversity wikis offer, while give good information for students and teachers.

12. Julie Patterson

Researching different wiki pages for this assignment was the first time I had ever been exposed to a wiki before. I am amazed at the different ways education and information is being taught and shared through technology. Many of the different wiki pages I reviewed and looked at had very many similarities because I chose to look at all math specific pages. I wanted to be able to compare the wiki pages to see how teachers and students organized and edited their pages differently. The first wiki I looked, Common Core Academy in Sixth Grade Mathematics , at was probably my favorite wiki page. I was fascinated with how easy the page was to navigate and how helpful this page would be for a sixth grade class. The page contained the online syllabus as well as all the lesson plans for the students to access. In comparison, Student Made Math Movies, was another wiki that I found that was produced by students. This wiki actually became so useful and popular that the page joined with Khan Academy, a premier math movie teaching site, and made a new website Math Movie Network. I would have loved to have access to a math movie page where other students were teaching the lesson from a student perspective. The last wiki page I found, Math 12V Outcomes Portfolio, was not necessarily a teaching sites like the other two wikis. It was a page created for students to discuss and collaborate about the different curriculum outcomes in their class. This wiki was probably the most difficult for me to navigate and understand.

13. Garrett Schiffman

I continue to be amazed at how fast information is passed throughout the world. It appears to me that because of this teaching and learning styles have drastically change. This is evident in the wiki Katikati Primary School at the top of the page it states, "The blog of an eLearning Facilitator." I really liked how the Facilitator has grasped on to the advantages of technology. The other wiki I looked into was one that I was denied access to, 278 MATH teacher wiki . I find this very interesting, I know that you can grant access for one to edit your Wiki but not view it seems to defeat the purpose, it seems to go away from the idea of sharing knowledge. Lastly, I found the Wiki titled ART4Cast and found it to be very helpful because it had information on the page that could take you a lot of different places. It had every grade listed and what was happening in that grade, as well as news and happenings going on with the school. I think that these Wikis can be used very effectively and can be beneficial to all.



14. Jaleesa Dumas

Education is continuing to spread through the Internet. One way that is happening is through wikis. There are numerous wikis dedicated to helping improve education. For instance, the wiki entitled ICT Magic provides viewers with an alphabetical list of different topics that they can study. Links to websites about English, math, science, art, fitness, and even educational games can all be found on this wiki. It is a very helpful resource for learning. Another wiki that caught my attention was called Digital Arts Technology Academy. This wiki is filled with a lot of tips on how to use digital technology to enhance art. For example, the wiki provides information on how to use lighting and texture to create unique effects for photography. It also has good advice about creating other things digitally, such as company logos. The last wiki I found is entitled Study Skills . This wiki is a great place for students to learn about studying effectively. It covers a range of materials such as test anxiety, taking notes, how to study, test taking resources, and even managing study time. Teachers would also benefit from visiting this wiki, because they could use it to teach their students useful study skills. All three of the wikis I have listed are great examples of how wikis can be used for both learning and teaching.



15. Ryan Anderson

There are many great wikis out there that are used for educational purposes. The first one that I found is called 21st Century Learning. This wiki is made by a class in New Zealand and is used as a space to provide a place where students and parents can download and upload information,
to chat with fellow students/ ask for help in a safe environment, as well as to help students showcase examples of their work for others to view. The second wiki I found is called 105. This is another wiki that is used by a class for US History, World Cultures, US Government and Constitutional/Criminal Law courses. The students and teacher of this class use the wiki to provide a daily log of class activities, and explanations for assignments. The final wiki I found is titled Kinesiology. Students in this sports medicine class can create online fitness training programs and provide sports injury information for the public.



16. Sara McNeil

The first wiki that I found to be interesting and useful was CoolToolsForSchool. This was a cool page that listed many different sites that could help with anything imaginable. A few categories it listed were presentation tools, quiz tools, and graphing tools. Some of the sites even had tutorials on how to use them. Another wiki I found to be very useful for students was MathMovieNetwork. It is a bunch of videos explaining how to do different types of math problems. It's really cool because you can search by grade. I think this would be a very good online math tutor. The last wiki I found was GamesInEd. This is a great site for teachers of younger students to recommend for extra learning in in a fun way. They are all games based on certain concepts. On the side bar you can pick any subject you want, and it will bring up a list of games related to that.



17. Ismael Pena

The wiki that I found to be very interesting was http://www.pri.org/. This wiki had great information on many different topics and also had videos that you could watch. It is more of a news type wiki where you can find information on the latest news. The next wiki I found was
http://www.mathmovienetwork.com/, it had many tutorials on math problems that can be browsed by grade level. I thought this was really cool and it is something kids these days can take advantage when they are not in school asking a teacher for help. The last wiki that I found was
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia, which almost everyone has used at one point in their lives. At times this can be very useful but the only downside to may of these wikis is that anyone can put false information. But for the most part most of the wikis I visited you had to have permission from the creator and or you have to be a professor of some sort to have editing privileges.




18. Ralph Trumble

There are a lot of different educational wikis out there and it was difficult to narrow my choices down to three. One of my choices is a wiki maintained by Mozilla, the creators of Firefox. The wiki can be located at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Webmaker/Teach and focuses on teaching digital literacy and webmaking. Resources include images and links to other relevant material. This wiki also provides the opportunity to add your own relevant resources to the collection. The next wiki I found is maintained by the University of Minnesota and can be found at https://wiki.umn.edu/TeachingWithWikis/WebHome. This wiki contains information on how to use wikis as effective teaching tools to support writing and working in groups. It also contains wiki references and resources for teachers. The third wiki I chose is called teaching and Thinking with Technology and can be found at http://teaching-with-technology.wikispaces.com/. I like this wiki because it provides information (examples of, how tos) on how to use multiple web based technologies like blogs, digital portfolios, web 2.0, podcasting and more. It also includes links to other useful websites related to this content.


19. Heather Bascom
While exploring the different types of wikis, specifically the educational based ones, it was interesting to see the different approaches they all took to the topic. One of the first ones to catch my attention was the ITCmagic wiki(http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com) This is like the Bing of of wiki spaces. This wiki boasts a well organized collection of links for educational games, tips, and ideas for every common educational subject. Which can be very helpful when teachers are looking for new ideas. HSGeometryAdventure( http://hsgeometryadventure.wikispaces.com/A+Introduction) takes it one step further. This wiki is a website that specializes in one subject and features ideas on how to come up with lesson plans that are interactive. Which, we all know can be hard with a subject like geometry. While both of these wikis are great, my favorite one has to be Ah Bons? (http://ah-bon-french.wikispaces.com/home). This french based wiki focuses on SUPPLEMENTING classroom education at home. Its an interactive wiki that french students can use to study and get practice at home. I'm in love with this idea, it being a way to connect parents and students to the teacher's goal. As well as help them strive for excellence. Which I'm sure is the goal of all educational wikis.


20. Shannon Hurst

I will agree with Heather that the ITCmagic was the first to catch my eye. I had clicked on the first link on our assignment page and clicked a couple of wikis and thought to myself "this is what all wikis are supposed to look like?" They just looked really plain and didn't have much information. But the ITCmagic is a great wiki with so much information and plenty to navigate. Here is the link to ITCmagic: http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/. Another wiki I found pretty interesting is called teach meet sydney and it can be found here http://tmsydney.wikispaces.com/. Even though it kind of looks like a plain wiki, I love the idea behind it. It's purpose is for educators to share ideas and experiences to help support one another in professional growth and development. It's always nice to be able to collaborate with other educators who know exactly what you are going through. The last wiki that caught my eye can be found here http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/. This wiki was like the ITCmagic one in that it had a lot for you to look at. The title is Web Tools 4 u 2 Use so it has visual and things for you to click on that will help you find tools on the web that best fit what you're looking for. What a great idea to put so many ideas in one place! It's the best kind of website for someone to find because it feels like you've struck gold!



21. Kilee Jorgensen

Exploring many of the different wiki pages I really learned how important it is for it to be an organized and appealing to look at page to really catch peoples attention. One wiki that I found and really enjoyed was the Discovery Utopias wiki (http://discoveryutopias.wikispaces.com/home) I really liked how all the tabs were on the side and it was really informative and easy to navigate through which is nice when you are learning about new information. The next wiki I found and thought was interesting was a science inquirer (http://scienceinquirer.wikispaces.com/freestuff). This wiki provided free resources for science teachers to use. I thought this was really neat and a good way for teachers to get new things without cost or even just gain ideas for teaching from this wiki. This wiki was really plain looking but it was very simple and easy to use. My last Wiki i found was a Digital ID wiki http://digital-id.wikispaces.com/). This was a great example of how to use it for education because it had so much detail and provided videos which I thought were fun to watch and learn more about this wiki page! This was definitely my favorite wiki page to look at and caught my attention very most.




22. Patrick Parker

I decided to look up three different Calculus wikis:
http://designatedderiver.wikispaces.com/,
http://apcalculusnmsi.wikispaces.com/, and
http://mhs-calculus.wikispaces.com/

It was interesting to see that although all of them contained very similar content, their delivery was a little different depending on their audience. The designated deriver site was more of an overall help for the AP exam, while the NMSI site was more of a delivery tool for general Calculus information. The MHS site was designated specifically for one teacher's classroom. The feel for each and their intended audiences is very apparent. I think if I were to take anything away from this learning experience, it would be to tailor even something like a wiki to your audience. It is of the utmost importance to make sure your audience receives your product well and can use it the way they want to. One quote I heard attributed to Steve Jobs about all of the products he created was that they should all be an "extension of the person using them, like they are just a lengthening of an appendage and can be used as such". That's the way a successful wiki should be!



23. Rachel Gustin

There are so many different types of educational Wikis available out there. Wikis can be a very effective tool when your participants are involved and actually providing valid information. The more users and input the better you Wiki will be. I looked at several educational Wiki and came across many that were very useful and others that were more fun than educational. http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/ is helpful because it is helping you gain a perspective as to what to expect from your students; their characteristics and learning styles in accordance to the technology we have available today. http://crazycrazes.wikispaces.com/ as listed as one of The best 21 Educational Wikis is geared towards 9-13 year olds to get them more acquainted with what is going on around the world compared to their surroundings, such as; fashion trends, popular games, toys, pastimes, etc… http://storykeepers.wikispaces.com/ is a fun Wiki also. It offers a place to share your ‘campfire’ stories which you have created using 21st century technologies. When creating a Wiki you need to find something that is entertaining, or useful if you want it to be well perceived. Wikis need to be organized and easy to read. A few of the Wikis I browsed contained a lot of content and I lost interest before everything had loaded.


24. Janelle Hanks

While looking for wiki, I found quite a few that had good information. Some of the wikis I found, I have to get permission from the user before I could see them. I think this is good and bad. Good because that means not everyone can post information to your wiki, but then on the other hand it stops people from posting. One of the ones I found that I liked, but have to wait for the user to grant me permission is
http://biology.wikispaces.com It splits biology into the topics that I teach. Another science one I found was
http://cffscience.wikispaces.com. It has a lot of the science concepts on it where teachers can share information on all science topics not just a specific one. I also really liked one that Heather and Shannon have already mentioned. It is the ICTmagic one. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com It has so much information and it is easy to navigate and find what you are looking for.



25. Carly Havnes

After looking through multiple wiki pages, I realized no two wikis are alike. I liked how creative some of them were. Some were a little confusing for me, but for the most part, I enjoyed looking through all of them. I noticed one wiki called Factory Wall http://factorywall.wikispaces.com/home. This wiki is to inform the views on multiple works of art. There were multiple sections of different types of art you could view. For example, you could view "Art Instructions for 13-14 Year Old Students," which I thought was pretty cool. Another wiki I found was Mineral Point Spanish http://mpspanish.wikispaces.com/home. I loved this wiki because it was just like a free spanish class! It had multiple levels, such as espanol 1, 2, so on and so forth. Each level focused on different things such as greetings, introductions, to harder conversations such as where you live and go to school. The last wiki I came across was Cool Tools for School http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/home. This website would be very helpful for students because it has tabs for research tools, writing tools, graphing tools, and so many more. Each one of these tabs has multiple resources to help the students accomplish what they need to do. I would have enjoyed this for high school and possibly even now! It looks fun and when things look fun, it motivates me to learn. I enjoyed all of these wikis a lot, and I do feel that I will be able to use educational wikis in my every day life.


26. Benjamin Kiser

One of the wikis that I would use in my future career as a social studies teacher would be the Resources for History Teachers wiki. (http://resourcesforhistoryteachers.wikispaces.com/) This wiki is used by history teachers from elementary schools all the way on up to high schools. There are all sorts of lesson plans to fill the needs of your students. This wiki provides an opportunity for history teachers to share their pedagogy with other teachers. It is a community of learning that focuses on finding better ways to engage students with history. Mr. Armstrong's U.S. History wiki (http://delmarhistory8.wikispaces.com/home) is an example of how teachers can engage students through the use of a wiki. Through the wiki, Mr. Armstrong encourages the class to engage with each other by posting different things they've learned about history onto the wiki. It also works as a class homepage that directs students to outlines of the class's expectations. Mr. Armstrong also lists project and assignment details onto the wiki. The TMHS Climate Change Debate Wiki (http://climatechangedebate.wikispaces.com/home) is an example of direct student involvement with a class wiki. The class was divided into teams and each team had the opportunity to contribute their side of the debate to the wiki. Wikis like this promote student engagement and collaboration through communal access to their team-based research findings.



27. Sarah Rice

I haven't had much experience with wiki's. As I was exploring the worlds of wikis, I realized that the internet is full of knowledge. What I like most about it is that other people have put in a lot of work into studying and research. Wikis allow all that work to be viewed for anyone to learn from. It is a convenient way to publish information. The three wiki's that I look at (http://flatplanet.wikispaces.com/About, http://bhms-summer-read.wikispaces.com/home, http://electroniclearner.wikispaces.com/home) were full of information. They were esthetically pleasing, useful, and informative. I do find that they don't have much visually. I wished there would have been pictures, videos, and/or more things to look at. I find that there are to many words. I liked how teachers are using to it for their syllabus, assignments, and learning activities. In the technology world this would be a great asset in higher education.


28. Shea Durfee


I have used wiki websites to find information before this assignment but I have to admit that I was unsure of how it could be used to help in the class room. I started my research following the first link listed and scrolled down to a random wiki site called Monster Makers that talked about a project that was confusing to me. The site seemed old and out of date with a simple Frankenstein animation in the corner. I think a blog would have been a better idea for what I believe the purpose of the site was. I did start to get a clear understanding of the potential uses after visiting the second site ICTmagic. At first it looked cluttered but after checking some links I found it can be a great resource to teachers. One example is suggestions for sound control in the class room. The last site was maintained by the students to help share ideas on what a utopia is. Teaching students to use this allows them to communicate in a safe environment with others around the world.

http://smithmonsters.wikispaces.com/
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Classroom+Management+%26+Rewards
http://discoveryutopias.wikispaces.com/


29. Lynzie Sorensen

I had never heard of a wiki before this assignment. I had no idea what to even expect when I started searching for it. I found some interesting wiki's on the internet. I realized there is a ton of variety of wikis out on the internet. You can have education as a topic and find a multiple wikis with completely different information. I realized all the information wasn't similar. The wikis had their own flare to them. Some of the wikis were plan and boring and didn't catch my attention. I think wikis need to be organized and some what flashy to get users attention. I random wiki I found was called Greetings From The World.
It is a website for Teachers and students to post and share information about where they are from. It has users from all around the world. I thought it was a cool website because it gives the students information and pictures that textbooks can't. The other wiki I found was Educational Board Games it is a wiki to help parents and kids play educational games together. The games can help with
  • number and shape recognition, grouping, and counting
  • letter recognition and reading
  • visual perception and color recognition
  • eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity
I wish when I was in elementary school we could have used tools like the wikis. Most of them have a lot of helpful information. I think the best way to find a good wiki is to look for the guidelines to have a good wiki. I think the guidelines can help point out the better wikis. The last wiki I found was a random one that is done by a 4th grade class. It is called the Crazy Crazes. It has parents and kids put down what is popular to wear, play, eat watch, anything that is the "craze" for that time period. It has users from around the world, so students can learn about different cultures and see what else is the "craze" besides in their home and community. I realized after this assignment that wikis can be useful if they are done the proper way. I had no idea what they were to begin with, I am glad that i finally learned about them. I think that it would be a helpful tool with education now a days because technology is a huge part of everyone's life's.


30. Robert Mather

The first wiki that I looked at was titled Katikati Primary School. On the wiki the author discussed a school in India where there are 45,000 students. She then goes on to say how essential online education is in scenarios like that. Which totally makes sense, it would be extremely hard to accommodate 45,000 students. http://electroniclearner.wikispaces.com/home.

I encountered a wiki titled Ms. Wolfe’s Course Wiki. This teacher did awesome engaging her students with this wiki. There were many different ways she engages the student. Such as youtube videos, pictures, stories, etc. I wish I would have had this in middle school. http://105.wikispaces.com/

I also looked at our grade two wiki. This teacher has a live feed of eagle eggs hatching. I don’t think that it gets much cooler than that. She also has displayed many of the fun activities that will be coming out. it looks like a really fun class. http://mrsanderson10.pbworks.com/w/page/33263525/FrontPage.


31. Kathryn Olson
Wikis are, simply, repositories or libraries of information, usually involve or at least cater to a certain group of people (educators in public school). Sometimes can be active only for a limited time - for the span of a year or the length of a course (http://cca6summer2011.wikispaces.com/). The latter types of wikis are a little more structured and organized, while the first type does not have such a limited audience. An example is the wiki for the Global Classroom Project 2013-14: http://globalclassroom2013-14.wikispaces.com/home?utm_campaign=Listly&utm_medium=list&utm_source=listly. This wiki is being updated currently and will be at least until the end of 2014. It's collaborators are all over the world, and it doesn't have as central and universal of a style. (Check out their resources surrounding the use of minecraft in a classroom setting!) A wiki I found to be very helpful, personally, was a wiki devoted to giving information about how to use wikis in eduication (http://teaching-with-technology.wikispaces.com/Wikis+in+Education). This falls into the category of wikis that don't have a limited scope of time or such a limited audience.

32. Jenna Moore

It surprised me at the many different ways wikis could be used in their daily academic lives. I looked over several different wikis as I was such for the ones that I considered the varies best ones. The pattern I noticed when collecting the very best wikis were the ones that provided instructors and teacher examples and ways to use wikis in their daily development, planning, and delivering of instruction. It was instructing to see what ideas I like and what ideas I would use a different technology tool. The following wikis are some I considered valuable information for developing my own pedagogy for the use of wikis in education.

The first wiki I reviewed was Mrs. Roncone's Classroom Wiki, she uses the wiki to communicate with her fourth grade students and to teach teachers how to use wikis in their own classroom. She presents many interesting ideas on several of the pages of her wiki.. It presents the idea of having the whole class work together to form a database or collection of research which can be used by the the whole class, such as a virtual word wall or dictionary. In my learning theory class earlier in this program, we learned that some theorist believe that learning should result in a useful product. This same idea is also in my own wiki pedagogy. A wiki is a great tool student can use and develop, but I believe it must be a useful tool they can use. Students will be more likely to work harder on their entries if they know others will be using if and reviewing it. The wiki will also be something that can use to help them remember their learning. True learning does not take place till it can be applied to a real world situation. A useful wiki will help the student apply what they are learned to real world situations, thus increasing their understanding of different topics and ideas.

Reference: http://mrsroncone.wikispaces.com/Ways+to+use+a+wiki+in+your+classroom

The second wiki I reviewed was created by Miss Jin. On this wiki she presents several different ways to use wikis to develop learning task in the educational setting. In several of the different setting it calls for the students to actively participate and contribute to the learning task. Learning does not take place without active engagement for the students. For example on Miss Jin's Wiki she tells of how students student can write a group-authored story in which each student creates a part of the story by adding on to the last students entry. The students can see the progress of the story and each take a turn writing it. It keeps every student engaged in the activity. This is another important part of my wiki pedagogy, a wiki should keep all students involved in the learning task during its creation. By keeping all students involved in the wiki, the students will be able to participate in practicing learned skills, develop new skills, and build new connections much faster than an observing student. Engagement is an important part of the learning process and must be taken into account when planning the use of wikis as part of a learning task.

Reference: http://missjin.wikispaces.com/50+ways+to+use+wiki+in+a+classroom

The last wiki I found to share is called Teaching with Thinking and Technology. This wiki presents a couple different links to other types of wiki creation cites that are simple to use and easy to set a group of students up on. Wikis tend to be user friendly and easy to teach someone how to use in a short time, all key factors when deciding to use a certain type of technology as a tool in a learning environment/task. In several of my past classes, I have use it said that the learning tools used by students should not distract from the learning goal. This is still a belief I hold in my own teaching pedagogy and in my wiki pedagogy. The wiki site used with students to complete a learning task should not distract from the learning goals I have set. If the students become frustrated or distracted by the wiki site, the whole learning activity to be derailed and time wasted. It is important that the wiki site allow the students to focus on the learning and creation taking place during a learning task, and not the actual technology they are using to create it.

Reference: http://teaching-with-technology.wikispaces.com/Wikis+in+Education

There are so many different types of educational Wikis available out there. Wikis can be a very effective tool when your participants are involved and actually providing valid information. The more users and input the better you Wiki will be. I looked at several educational Wiki and came across many that were very useful and others that were more fun than educational. http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/ is helpful because it is helping you gain a perspective as to what to expect from your students; their characteristics and learning styles in accordance to the technology we have available today. http://crazycrazes.wikispaces.com/ as listed as one of The best 21 Educational Wikis is geared towards 9-13 year olds to get them more acquainted with what is going on around the world compared to their surroundings, such as; fashion trends, popular games, toys, pastimes, etc… http://storykeepers.wikispaces.com/ is a fun Wiki also. It offers a place to share your ‘campfire’ stories which you have created using 21st century technologies. When creating a Wiki you need to find something that is entertaining, or useful if you want it to be well perceived. Wikis need to be organized and easy to read. A few of the Wikis I browsed contained a lot of content and I lost interest before everything had loaded.
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