Wikis are Web 2.0 tool which can connect teachers and students in powerful ways. Come to hear examples and learn the methodology behind this collaborative web 2.0 tool. The ability to easily publish to the Internet has opened up all sorts of new possibilities for teachers to help students enhance their writing skills and become more effective communicators. In the age of the Read/Write Web, every reader can truly be a writer as well. Wikis provide wide and diverse audiences from around the world for feedback and response. But they also require a more “connective writing” approach, one that can synthesize many disparate ideas from different sources, all connected together through hypertext. This sessions will highlight best practice uses of Wikis in schools and include resources on how to get started.
Presenter: Will Richardson
Date: January 14, 2010
Series: Virtual Institutes
About this session
About the facilitator: Powerful Learning Practice co-founder Will Richardson is an internationally respected author, speaker and blogger whose focus is helping educators realize the potential of Web 2.0 technologies in their own personal and professional practice and in their classrooms. He is the author of the best selling Blogs, Wikis Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms from Corwin Press and spent 22 years as a public school educator. Will is a national advisory board member for the George Lucas Education Foundation, is on the New Media Consortium’s 2010 Horizon.K12 Advisory Board, and is the Chief Learning Officer at Connective Learning, LLC. You can find out more about Will on his blog.
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