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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.

Project Based Learning You remember what it was like in school. IT WAS BORING! You sat in class, memorized as much as you could and tried to pass a test at the end. But is that good enough? These days school can be more interesting and effective by focusing students on work that matters. Most adults live in a world of projects. Let’s take a look at this Project Based World. Claire came out of the project looking like a rock star and she learned a lot about green products. The world needs more Claires. The answer is Project Based Learning or PBL. Here’s what I mean. Mr. After dividing the class into teams, he got them started on the project. The project teams showed off their final work to an enthusiastic audience of parents and their children at a nearby elementary school. His students practiced critical thinking, collaboration and communication. I'm Lee LeFever, and this has been Project Based Learning Explained by Common Craft.

Portaportal 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

Faciliter la production d'un groupe de travail en ligne Recommander cette page à un(e) ami(e) Stimuler et organiser les contributions d'un groupe de travail Si vous avez déjà été membre d'un groupe de travail en ligne, vous savez qu'une petite fraction des membres seulement participe activement, et qu'il est indispensable que le groupe soit animé. Si vous avez déjà été animateur d'un groupe de travail en ligne, vous savez qu'il s'agit d'une tâche difficile, chronophage, et qu'on manque parfois d'idées pour relancer les contributions. Voici un texte qui fournit des pistes d'action très concrètes pour mieux animer un groupe de travail en ligne. Ce texte a été produit pour être utilisé par les membres des différents projets d'Imagination for People, mais il présente une méthode d'animation utile à tous les groupes de travail en ligne. Trois fonctions-clés d'animation du groupe et de structuration des contributions L'animation du groupe de travail est donc assurée au travers de trois fonctions, personnifiées de la manière suivante :

A Plethora of Poetry - home Watching #flipclass videos: F.I.T.C.H. I made a short video for next year's students on how to get the most out of a "Flip Class" video. For their summer packet this year, they are going to be doing some "flip class-y" things... rather than just being given a packet of review problems to do, they are going to be given that packet, have videos to go along with each lesson, and then submit a reflection similar to a WSQ online. I'm hoping this will help ease my students in to next year's class. We will have six sections of Math Analysis in the fall, split between me and another teacher. You can see what I have set up for them at my student site (still under construction for next year) - You can see the letter that explains what I am having them do here. I decided to come up with an acronym (I love acronyms!) F - Focused, Serious Attitude. I - Involved in the process.

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