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These four friends are going on a camping trip. They need to bring the right supplies because they're backpacking. The group needs to plan and plan well, so coordination is key. They're all computer users, so they start planning with an email. It's start with one, but then becomes a barrage. Email is not good at coordinating and organizing a group's input. The important information is scattered across everyone's inbox. There is a better way. Most wikis work the same. The buttons are really important. Here are our camping friends and here is a wiki website. Once you're finished editing, you click save and the document becomes a webpage once again, and is ready for the next person to edit it - easy! Edit - Write - and Save. Mary signs up for a wiki site and then sees the new site for the first time. Now it's John's turn. Henry visits the wiki, clicks edit and he can edit the page. Frank saves the page and realizes something awesome. But wait! Related:  wikis

Wikis in the Classroom: Three Ways to Increase Student Collaboration October 3, 2011 By: John Orlando, PhD in Teaching with Technology I’ve long said that professors who want to explore teaching with technology should begin with a social media tool rather than a Learning Management System. Web 2.0 tools are simple to use, invite student collaboration, and are usually less administratively clunky and complex than an LMS. One of the easiest and most powerful tools is the regular old wiki. Wikis are simply web pages that can be edited by their users. I use a wiki as the electronic hub of my face-to-face courses. Course Information All course information —syllabus, course schedule, assignments, handouts, etc. Resource Repository I like saving current articles that relate to course content. One interesting section of the wiki is called “Just for Fun.” Student Projects One of the biggest mistakes we make in education is keeping the good work our students do hidden from the public. Consider a simple wiki as an easy way to dip your toes into the online waters.

Teachers Guide on The Use of Wikis in Education Here are some platforms where you can start your wiki for free. They are among the best available for teachers : 1- Wikispaces : This is a free wiki host providing community wiki spaces, visual page editing, and discussion areas. It is my favourite platform and it is the first one I would recommend you try for your class. 2- PBworks This is another great wiki hosting platform that lets anyone sign up and create a new wiki but the free version is ad-supported. Examples of Educational Wikis 1- Classroom Wikis 2- Student Created Wikis 3- Higher-Ed Wikis 4- Group Project Wikis 5- Global Connections Wikis 6- PTO Wikis 7- Teacher Peer Wikis Wiki video tutorials: 1- How to Build an Educational Wiki 2- Using Wikis in The Classroom

Down With Posters  I despise glitter. It’s proudly gauche and sinisterly invasive. Once a bedazzled project crosses the threshold of my classroom, the insidious sparkles permanently lodge in every nook and cranny. I’ve also moved almost entirely away from poster projects. When students put “poster” work online, there are many advantages for the teacher, and more importantly, the students. Organization is easier. A site specifically designed for building online posters, finished products can be embedded in blogs, wikis, and websites. Vuvox Collage Maker Using this tool you can make stunning, mixed media timelines. The easiest and most visually pleasing way to make Venn Diagrams I have found, but this site allows you to do much more, too. Another free tool for making interactive, mixed media timelines. This site allows users to create flowcharts, and video, images, and text are easily mashed together. Cmap Tools Robin Neal

A Plethora of Poetry - home MediaWiki CDS--The-Tech-Lounge - home Connexions - Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities MediaWiki Note: the name "MediaWiki" is often confused with several other, similar, names; please see the glossary for an explanation of these. MediaWiki is wiki software, released under the GPL, that is used by Wikimedia projects and others. It is an implementation of a wiki, a content pool that anyone can freely edit. MediaWiki 1.22.5 is the latest stable version, and is recommended for third-party users. MediaWiki 1.22.5 is available for download from, a site that is also responsible for the documentation of the software. About[edit] Technical developers section Miscellaneous[edit] Technical[edit] Versions[edit] At the moment there is a current version maintained for at least one year after its release date, and the last legacy version still getting security fixes. Database dump[edit] For downloadable dumps of Wikipedia's article database, see Wikipedia:Database download. An example invocation to a full backup might look like: php maintenance/dumpBackup.php --full > full.xml

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