Wiki Pedagogy: Dashielle Allen

To be honest, I had no idea what a wiki was, I had never hear the term. However I did know if Wikipedia and what it was, so when I found out what exactly a "wiki" was, it made sense.

The first wiki I thought was a good example was http://englishclassroombg.wikispaces.com. This site/wiki is designed for teaching and lesson helps and ideas for teaching the english language to young kids, both as a first language and as a second. It is a very interactive page with videos and sounds. I thought it was very appropriate for the target audience of the site.
The next wiki I thought was successful was http://digital-id.wikispaces.com/Student-Created+Content. This wiki or site focuses on the students. It is a place to showcase the work that students have done, but mostly, how the students are making a difference. This is a promotion site for "being an up-stander, not a bystander." It's heart warming to see so many young kids standing up for good and making a difference. I find this to be a great way to help the caring youth stand out.
My third wiki is http://delmarhistory8.wikispaces.com/home. Now this is a more basic, straight forward site. It is created by a history teacher for his 8th grade class. He believes that students learn better when they do more research and activity based projects. So for this wiki site, there are assignment information, project descriptions, as well as resources to help with learning and research. In my opinion this is very helpful for students.


My final view of wiki's is that they can be helpful, however I would never (with rare exceptions) want my site to be editable by other people. I would find that very insecure and unpredictable. And to be honest there were very few wiki sites that I came across that seemed visually pleasing and organized, they almost all appeared crowded and busy.



Wiki Pedagogy: Tera Tibbitts

When I was searching through Wiki looking for good educational pages I came across a few that were very helpful and different. The first one that I found was

http://electroniclearner.wikispaces.com/home. This page was interesting because it was all about eLearning. It talked about how so many kids today know how to use technology for learning. There are many young people who do know how to use computers to their advantage. This page gave a lot of interesting facts about eLearning. The next helpful educational page I found was

http://6thgrade-07.pbworks.com/w/page/1071820/vocab. This page was good because it was mostly for the teachers students. It had all of the homework that the students needed. This would be helpful to the students incase they lost their homework, or if they were confused on what they were suppose to do. The last Wiki page that I found on education was
http://civic-literacy.wikispaces.com/Global+Issues+and+Geography. This page had a lot of information on it. Also it was very organized. This page was designed to help improve civic literacy. There are many articles on this educational page that can help inform an individual about questions they many have concerning issues in the country and in the globe. It is interesting to see all the different educational uses Wiki pages are used for.

Wiki Pedagogy: Samantha Salomonson

I was exploring Wiki and I decide to look and see if they had a teaching site to teach skiing. I found some
http://capixlouievito.wikispaces.com/Capix+louie+vito++Tips+To+Teach+Skiing+And+Snowboarding+To+Children this wiki was great explining the first steps of skiing. As a ski instructor I love reading about how other people teach and it help me come with new ideas and makes me prepare a better lesson. I was also exploring math wiki. I found
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Maths this is great because it has links to all different kinds of math subjects.
http://twt.wikispaces.com/eLearning then this site This show how great wiki is to use for teaching. It has a list of fundamentals with teaching.


Wiki Pedagogy: Katherine Dishmey

It is very interesting to explore different types of wikis and their approach to education and how are they so useful to teachers and students as well. The first wiki that caught my eye was http://metasaga.wikispaces.com/.
This wiki is all about culture, heritage and landscape. It is a great resource to put some history class out there and learn a little bit more about who we are as a society and as a culture in general. In my opinion, I am all about history and finding a great resource to teach it is a plus. The second wiki I found dynamic was http://resourcesforhistoryteachers.wikispaces.com/ It has history and political information for students and web resources for teachers that want to use this webpage as a classroom resource. And finally, http://greetingsfromtheworld.wikispaces.com/ it is for kids in another country that are linked to learn about other's kids life through the internet. They share posts and information learning in a better way than books, learning from the people in those countries. A great way to incorporate culture and socialize kids in other cultures.


Wiki Pedagogy: Ashley Kramer
The three wikis I found were all used for educational purposes, but all had different methods in how they were being used in their classrooms. The first wiki I found was https://hsgeometryadventure.wikispaces.com. A geometry teacher named Allen Berg who uses it to make geometry more interactive for his students so it is easier for them to understand made this. The second wiki I found was http://jungleushistory.wikispaces.com/a+block+reading+groups. This wiki is used for a class that is reading The Jungle. They have been put into two groups and the groups use the wiki to discuss the themes and motives of the book. The third wiki I found is not in use anymore but it is http://arborheights.wikispaces.com/home. It was used as Arbor Heights High School’s homepage. They used it for school announcements and was a provider to communicate with all the staff that worked at the school. I think wikis are beneficial to the education system. They are easy to navigate and can be used by all the students.


Wiki Pedagogy: Brittany Duncan

While searching the internet for education wiki's I found three different wiki's with three different approaches to teaching. Each one was different in the ways they used teaching through their wiki, but all where equally impressive to me. I had no idea wikis could be so useful for learning in and out of the classroom. The first wiki I found was called Greeting from the World This wiki allows students from around the world to post and learn more about the world around them. Students from all around the world can learn from each other. This learning approach is different and unique, but I like that it spans across the world.
The second wiki is meant to be used by teachers to provide learning for grades 1&2 This wiki is set up like an assignment. This wiki gives students a question to answer with a picture of what they are talking about and then the student is to write down an answer. This learning is nice for teacher because everything is already set up and it can be done while at home. The third wiki was unlike the rest. Nesthing uses photo's to teach. This wiki provides a picture and then an explanation of what you see and more educational facts about the photo. This allows students to learn at there own pace as well as giving students visuals to learn by.


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Wiki Pedagogy: Jesse Johnson

Wikis seem to be a good tool for a lot of people to be able to collaborate together and have an easy, specified place to share information. I tried to find some wikis that talked about using wikis for teaching. Teaching-with-Technology is a wiki discussing the different types of wikis and tools you can use as a teacher, complete with examples of how wikis can be used in a classroom. I figured it was just about right for this assignment, as it is an actual wiki, and it explains what teachers can do to implement the tool for their own classrooms.
TeachersFirst is a wiki where teachers and/or students can show their successes with using wikis in a classroom setting. It is full of individuals posting links to their existing wikis that have worked for their classes.
Lastly, I found teachwithwiki-Elemntaryteachers. This wiki is geared specifically toward elementary teachers and how they can use this tool. It talks about using wikis to post class projects and information. This one also has links to specific classes' wikis for parents and students to connect.


Wiki Pedagogy: Logan Aggie


I'm going to focus on how teachers can use Wikis to create and share classroom ideas. One of my favorite teacher wikis is
http://21stcenturyskillsnmteachercourse.wikispaces.com/home. Though it's outdated now, it provides a extremely good example for teachers who want to begin a wiki. I appreciate how organized the menu on the left side of the page is. Many wikis struggle with organizational problems, but 21st century is extremely clean.
http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/home is a good example of creating a wiki that goes beyond text. This wiki shows how pictures, videos and even small animations can be used to make a wiki more interesting. I like the "Cool Tools" part of the page, because it's a place for teachers to compare their latest and greatest technological finds.
http://resources4learning.wikispaces.com/home I appreciate how well this blog is organized. It covers a wide range of grades, which can sometimes present a challenge, but the way the page is laid out makes it work well. I like that it has a section for good student research sites. Even wikis aimed at teachers and administrators need to remember that in the end, the page is to help the students.

Wiki Pedagogy: Greg Cox


Unfortunately, the one Wiki that I use the most isn't available to view unless you are accepted by the group who controls it. The great thing about wikis are that they are group created informational hubs. The first one is a great example of this concept.

Link 1: This link is for teachers in the 4th grade who use the Common Core. In it they have gathered different math "tasks" that teachers have developed and have uploaded them for teachers to use. It's a great website for me because I teach 4th grade and we are always looking for ways to engage our students. It is partitioned into each Common Core category so it makes looking for materials easy. It also has links to the other grade's pages so it's easy to find what you're looking for as long as you are teaching in an elementary setting. This cuts down the work you as teacher has to do because a lot of material is already created for you. You can focus on teaching it instead of creating it. I'm sorry you won't be able to access this one because it is by invite only.
Link 2: I really love this wiki because the people who developed it teach at Logan High School. Mr. Weeks, a computer genius, started using this years ago before wikis were well known. He uses it mostly for the [[#|summer school class]] he and some other teachers are in charge of in the summer. With this wiki, students can work on stuff at home or pull it up on their [[#|computers in the classroom]] in case they forget a direction. Teachers were able to add to it when they needed to as well without having to have him upload everything. I really like how simple and plain it is because it helps the user find what they need immediately. It is broken up into project categories so if you wanted to show your parents what you did then you can go straight to the wiki for information. It is a great way to display student work as well so parents and students will be able to see what they were doing in class.
Link 3: I decided to reach outside my circle of influence and find a new wiki for my last one. This last Wiki looked interesting enough because I can never find good stuff on history for my classes. This had some great links that were well organized by grade level and subject matter. It would be hard to use this until you got to the 5th grade because most history programs are state instituted. The state board of education decides what is taught in Social Studies and Science in the elementary levels. It is broken up chronologically in most parts which really helps the reader stay in time with the sequence of events. It's not overloaded with pictures and they usually have you linked up to another part of the wiki if you are interested in a subject where they provide more pictures and/or activities. This makes things very streamlined and smooth as you are moving from subject to subject. Your eyes aren't sent into sensory overload with gifs, videos, and pictures.

Wiki Pedagogy: Will Hatch


http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Video%2C+animation%2C+film+%26+Webcams
The ICT Magic Wiki was the winner of the Best Educational Wiki for 2011. It is a wiki that is designed to share IT resources that can help students & teachers in educational settings. The wiki is visually appealing and has access to a ton of great information. Instead of just linking you into the home screen for the wiki, I am linking you into an entry that I really like. This entry is a catalog of tools that available for teachers to use in video, animation, etc. I really like the information on Animoto, downloading videos off of Youtube, and caption tube. I chose this wiki for our wiki pedagogy page because it a great example of a wiki that is designed to share ideas. Sharing ideas is an important part of wiki pedagogy. Wikis have great capabilities in sharing ideas/tips with others. The ability to hyperlink over to other sites means that the actual wiki entry doesn't have to explain everything; rather it can have brief description of the idea as well as a link over to the other site. The ICT Magic wiki does this very well. Another capability wikis have for idea sharing is that they are searchable. On the ICT Magic wiki there is a search box in the upper left hand corner. Because wikis are searchable they can become a repository ideas that users can come back to over and over again.
http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/
Although the title of this wiki (“Educational Origami”) made lead you to believe that this site is all about folding cranes, it is actually a wiki focused on sharing 21st century teaching methodology. It has a lot of information on Bloom's taxonomy and it's application to emerging digital technologies. What stands out to me most about this wiki is its navigation design. Designing clear and usable navigation is part of wiki pedagogy. In the Education Origami wiki the topic or title or entries are listed on the left side menu. When you click on a specific entry, a right side table of contents appears allowing you to navigate within the wiki entry. I really like having a “table of contents” to navigate to different sections within some of the longer entries.
http://en.fairmormon.org/Mormonism_and_the_Bible
For this last one I wanted to pick a wiki that applied to my work as an LDS Seminary Teacher. This wiki is from the LDS FAIR organization. This is an organization of scholars who are "apologists" to LDS theology. They respond to and refute anti-Mormon arguments and difficult doctrinal questions. I have accessed this wiki many times in researching answers to questions about the LDS Church & it’s doctrine. While this wiki is religious it is educational as well in that it provides a resource for those research answer to difficult questions. One issue of wiki pedagogy is deciding who will have access to edit the wiki entries. In some settings it makes great sense to allow anyone to edit entries (for example like the editing of this class wiki). However, when anyone can edit/contribute to the wiki entry, the accuracy of the information can easily be compromised. The LDS FAIR wiki is unique in that it is very selective in who is given permission to edit and create entries. Although anyone is allowed to view, search, & learn from the wiki, to ensure doctrinal accuracy of the wiki entries, only invited members of FAIR (LDS scholars from varying locations around the globe) are given permission to edit.

Wiki Pedagogy: Kelsey Parker


A Wiki is a new form of technology that is becoming increasingly more popular. Wiki's are an online tool that can be edited and developed by a group of people. I think they are a wonderful method of teaching that can be used. Burton Tech Tip's is a wiki that can be used to learn more about blogging. This Wiki has numerous pages that teach one how to design a blog, and how to use specific tools within a blog. It also teaches one how to make a movie and post it onto a blog. Another wiki that I really enjoyed looking at is one about the book Holes by Louis Sachar. This is an older wiki that is no longer being edited, but it contains numerous information regarding the book Holes. I really like this wiki because it was created and edited by year 8 students in Dubai. I like how the wiki's can be used in the classroom to teach one another. This wiki was very organized and contained many different educational tools that related to the book. Mrs. Sheftels Class Wiki-page is a great idea for a classroom environment. This wiki is very useful for the children in the class as well as for the parents of the children. It has information regarding homework and upcoming events, and it is a great way to keep parents informed. The pedagogy of the wiki is incredible. They are great tools that allow you to share a lot of information easily. It also allows for people to add more information if they have more. I think they are also great tools to help kids learn how to create something new and edit it. I think the use of these in the classroom would definitely benefit those in the classroom as well as those outside the classroom.

Wiki Pedagogy: Samantha Reeves

As I researched several Wikispaces, I grew more interested in the idea of using these in an educational environment. Before deciding on Community Health, I wanted to be an art educator. I found http://factorywall.wikispaces.com/home, which was a wonderful space made by art instructor Peter van Steenwijk. It was a fantastic Wikispace that had a lot of interactive links, examples, project ideas, and gallery pictures. It even has the project ideas divided into age groups and levels of experience. I found it was very organized and useful. I also found a fun one about a Summer reading program at a middle school http://bhms-summer-read.wikispaces.com/home . This is a great idea to encourage, organize, and track a successful Summer reading program. It was very well-organized into grade levels, book series, and top reads. It also gives the students and staff a chance to do reviews on books and maybe encourage/ discourage others to read the same book. The third one I really enjoyed is http://hobbitalk.wikispaces.com/home. This is a specific class that was reading the Hobbit together and started a Wikispace to better analyze and get into the novel. Because of the set-up of the page, students are able to review assignments, analyze readings, view book-related art, and participate in activities related to the Hobbit. This page was made perfectly. I would have loved to have a class Wikispace like this one when I was still in grade school. Wikispace seems to be a great tool for furthering education and simply giving students more information on their classwork and current focuses.

Wiki Pedagogy: Bret Barton


Classroom Wiki: http://desbuffalo.wikispaces.com/home
This wiki is quite simple but allows elementary students the opportunity to collaborate with other students by engaging in discussions about books and other assignments. It promotes interactivity and is a great opportunity for children to become familiar with technology and increase typing and editing skills during class time and at home. One thing I've enjoyed in my online courses is the learning that takes place during discussions. Each student has something to offer through their background and experiences allowing others to increase in learning. With this thought in mind, I like the idea of children starting to communicate and collaborate early on using tools that will be useful now and as they get older.

WSD's eToolBox: http://etoolbox.wikispaces.com/home
WSD’s eToolBox looks to be a great place to start if you are looking to integrate technology into classroom learning. There are a variety of tools and resources listed, including technology links and links to subject and area resources. This wiki is less collaborative but is a good example of an informational wiki with many educational resources available. There seem to be a lot of good resources like this available as blogs and wikis.

TMHS Climate Change Debate Wiki: http://climatechangedebate.wikispaces.com/
The TMHS Climate Change Debate wiki is a simple classroom wiki but it’s a very good example of the collaborative way wiki’s can be used. In this class the debate teams are broken up and each team uses the wiki to update their page. I would guess that each member the teams has access to edit and update their respective pages. We used a wiki page in a previous ITLS course assigned as teams of four or five people with the task of creating a knowledge base, with each person assigned a different topic. It was a great way to compile every team member’s assigned topic into one place for the instructor and others to review. The ability to have multiple users update a page seems to be one of the major benefits offered by wikis.




Wiki Pedagogy: Brieanna Allen

Before beginning this week's assignment, I had not had the opportunity to work with Wikispace. Once I was able to create my own account and get going on the wikispace website, I was able to find several good educational wiki's. The first wiki that I decided to look into was called Resources for History Teachers located at
http://resourcesforhistoryteachers.wikispaces.com/AP+World+History. This is a wonderful wiki that outlines history lessons for both teachers and students ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade. One thing that stood out to me when I was reading through this wiki was the fact that it was appropriate for all ages. Not only would it help history teachers make lesson plans as outlined in curriculum, it can also be a valuable tool for students that are trying to learn. The second wiki that I found was called Greetings From the World located at
http://greetingsfromtheworld.wikispaces.com/. This wiki stood out to me because it took a different approach than many of the other Wikispace pages. This page contained several interactive maps. Each map was covered in pictures and videos that the user can click on in order to explore various cultures. As outlined in the page's description, the wiki was created by a teacher in hopes that her students could explore various cultures around the world. It was this wiki that helped me realize Wikispace's potential in opening up the world for students through interaction with people from around the world. The last wiki that stood out to me was called Welcome to Our Grade Two Wiki! Mrs. Anderson's Class located at
http://mrsanderson10.pbworks.com/w/page/33263525/FrontPage. What stood out to me when reading this wiki was the fact that Mrs. Anderson, the wiki's creator, made a huge effort to make this page about her students. The page introduces each student and highlights their individual work. Mrs. Anderson made a point to post entries about activities that the class participated in and other things they had learned throughout the year. This wiki also mentions several other websites that the user might find useful. It highlights curriculum, lessons and other experiences that each student was able to have within the class. The page also encouraged interaction and input from the outside world which, in turn creates additional learning experiences for both parties.

Wiki Pedagogy: <Bard Ward>

I myself didn't know anything about Wiki before this assignment, I found how useful Wiki can be to help in a class environment. You can share information to a group of people fast and others can view or edit your response. Wiki comes from the Hawaiian words wiki-wiki which means quick. That is what his is a quick way to get people on the same page.
http://community.wikidot.com/what-is-a-wiki-site

Wiki's are like a blog but you can get it to more people at one time and they can comment or respond back. Teachers use this method to post pic, or video of a subject so students can log on and view if from home or where ever they are. This helps parents as well as students to follow up on assignments and view what they might have missed.
http://www.wikispaces.com/content/teacher
I like this website about wiki while you work. It has some videos and instruction on how to wiki and how to set one up that works for you. This is such a great tool that most people don't know about and if they did it would save them so much time at work or school. I like how you can access from anywhere and anyone can post on it.
http://wikiwhileyouwork.wikispaces.com/

Wiki Pedagogy: Diane Jones



linklearningphotocomp: I wanted to search a more interesting topic in an wiki educational, so I searched for education on photography and found this wikispace. It gives students a chance to become part of a group and share their talents with everyone around the world. It also gives them information and tips on taking photos.

.http://linklearningphotocomp.wikispaces.com/Home

Slideshare: This wiki page was fun and interesting I loved the power point video they presented on Wikis and on the right hand side they have different related topics that you can search.

http://www.slideshare.net/coolcatteacher/wikis-in-the-classroom

Wikispace Blog: A Wiki blog is similar to a blogger it gives you information about different topics. On the right hand side it has an archive going back as 2005 which I found interesting. I don’t think you can find many blogs or wikis that have archives that far back. On each article you can click and read more on the topic and it has a section where you can post a comment.

http://blog.wikispaces.com/category/education


Wiki Pedagogy: <Jordan Wayment >

ok i like wikis they are a little easier than blogs i never had a wiki but i am able to pick this up pretty easy this is actually kinda fun so as i was exploring i was looking for stuff i always like and i found a cool wiki that helps you find cable parks to ride at and different cool lake all of them where in Florida but i put one on lake Powell cause that is the greatest place to boat for sure people all over the country come to boat here there is rainbow bride here so its pretty this is the wiki for it
http://adm1370-wakeboard.wikispaces.com/Riding+Locations

this wiki page talks about snowmobiles i like snowmobiling and they talk alot about these we also call snowmobiles sleds or a sled it is a slang word for snowmobile so this wiki page talks about diffrent sleds and what they can do for what type of riding you like to do weather it be in the mountains or on the trails what ever you you like to do this one will tell you what is the best sled to havehttp://bigbucks1.wikispaces.com/Snowmobiles
this next wiki is a cool wiki i have a flybar 1200 it is a pogo stick that is massive and is for extreme pogo sticking and that is what i like to do so i look at a wiki that talked about my pogo stick and it is correct on all accounts but the cons don't mach up they say it is big and bulky well that is because it is a extreme pogo stick of cores it is going to be big and bulky i do say this they do break down easy and parts are hard to get a holed of but check this out i have this pogo stick
http://flybar-foam-master24.wikispaces.com/Fun+And+Train+For+Your+Children+With+Pogo+Sticks



Wiki Pedagogy: <David Nelson>


I just decided to research wikis that contained different ways in which it involved the students and how the class would use the wiki. http://adamsnews.wikispaces.com/home This wiki was interesting in that it was developed by the students of the middle school class. They were able to learn about how use wikis, and from there update it with what they are doing in class and life. http://aristotle-experiment.wikispaces.com/home This wiki brought up that students could possibly be the best teachers for themselves and describes the experiments that have been done to learn by themselves and whether it was successful or not. http://delmarhistory8.wikispaces.com/home This wiki was different in that it had the assignments for the students posted and from there led them into how to find out the information that they would need for their assignments. Overall after researching wikis and blogs, I would say that they are very similar for how teachers and students use them for education.


Wiki Pedagogy: <Jessica Christiansen>


Once again, the internet helps include more people from all over--and with this wiki here, http://keyarts.wikispaces.com/Inclusive+Arts+Education, it's about including disabled students in your various creative pursuits (music, art, dancing, etc) in the classroom. There's stuff about how to help deaf children learn to dance, and stuff to help an autistic child make art. It's very nice to see the internet utilized for such friendly endeavors. And everyone likes to dance, if they know how. Another one is http://greetingsfromtheworld.wikispaces.com/, the 'greetings from the world' wiki that lets students put poster-style blurbs about their lives and their schools. There are posters from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Australia...none from Antarctica, though. It's fantastic that kids can be so connected from all over--good for globalization and acceptance and that sort of cheery stuff. The third wiki I enjoyed was a college writing prep wiki for kids from one class at http://mrwinkcpw.wikispaces.com/. They practice their discussion skills by responding to some highly controversial topics in a literate and educated way. I assume they are graded on responses, but for a viewer it was interesting to see their viewpoints and all this scientific looking info they'd pulled from other sources. It's interesting to see a wiki with a purpose other than entertainment...that's been most of my experience with them before now....and for that purpose to be helping students and teachers learn and connect. So far, that's been a real theme of online interactions: learning and connecting across space and time.

Wiki Pedagogy: <Kurtis Hancock>

The first wiki i went to and read i really liked it was about the history of basketball it tells you how it came about and how invented the game. James Naismith invented that game and the first set of rules for the game. this is a very educational wiki and just plain fun.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_basketball

This one interested me you would have to know me to know why. But i love cars and trucks i am a ford lover so i decided to look up the ford wiki. Of course this goes to explain who founded the ford motor company it was henry ford. ford is the worlds eighth largest company. love it i had no idea what wikis were until this week. so far i like them they have taught me some interesting things. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Motor_Company

Last but by far my favorite taught me more about my favorite non profit organization in the United State. Ducks Unlimited it was founded in Washington dc January 1937. The founders were concered about the fast disapearing wetlands and future of ducks and geese. This organization generates 180 billion in revenue each year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ducks_Unlimited

Wiki Pedagogy: Kimberly Davis

The Ah Bon French wiki is an excellent example of a functional class wiki. As a parent, I love this wiki! It is so easy to log in and review week by week lesson plans and assignments. The teacher has added the incredibly useful feature of audio recordings of pronunciation. This is one of the most frustrating parts of trying to learn a language is that no one can help with pronunciation once you leave the classroom. The teacher has also included extra features with culture information, activities, art, trivia, music, and videos all pertaining to learning French. What a great way to engage students and introduce them not only to a language but to an entire culture. http://ah-bon-french.wikispaces.com/homehttp://arborheights.wikispaces.com/home

Arbor Heights Elementary School's wiki is primarily informational in nature, which is very beneficial for students and parents. The wiki provides a space for school information, newsletters, PTA information, school lunch menus, and announcements. They've also included fun links to classroom activities, a photo gallery, weather, and a calendar. The greatest benefit I can see to this type of wiki is that parent volunteers, PTA members, teachers, and students can contribute to the wiki without having to submit changes to one person who maintains a website. It's also very helpful for parents to be able to download newsletters, school forms, etc. that their student may not have brought home. The design of the wiki is very easy to navigate and I especially like the visitor widget. Being able to easily update this space, is a great way to provide up to the minute information for students, parents, and teachers and encourage community involvement. Although this wiki is no longer being maintained, I think it's a good example of an effective school wiki. http://arborheights.wikispaces.com/home

The Digital Arts Technology Academy is an incredible example of how visually stimulating and engaging a wiki can be. I believe that this is a private school, so they have a little more freedom than a public school might have. This wiki is used to showcase student work through video, photography, and video games. Challenges and competitions are posted along with the entries and results. My first thought when looking through this wiki is what a fabulous recruiting tool. In one area, special guest speakers, field trips, and community partners are highlighted. Students are given a glimpse into what it's like to work in their field of study and how to prepare themselves for entering the work force. One thing I didn't expect to see in a school wiki is an online store where you can buy swag featuring the artwork. http://digitalartstechacademy.wikispaces.com/DATA+Wiki+Home

Wiki Pedagogy: Shauna LaBeau

Here are three of the Educational Wiki's that I found most interesting while exploring these educational tools. Each teacher has used the Wiki to accomplish something a little different, but in the end the goal is to empower the students and encourage them to be active participants in their education.
Hobbitalk: http://hobbitalk.wikispaces.com/Home This Wiki was created as a compliment to help the class understand and think about J.R.R. Tolkein’s novel The Hobbit. As the students read through the book they posted on the Wiki about their reflections. New words from the book were listed in the vocabulary section so students could review what different words meant, photos of Hobbit homes, maps from the land and links to some of J.R.R. Tolkein’s explanations and actual readings of the book were also included which helped the students visualize what was taking place. The teacher, Mr. Brown, helped create a positive learning environment as rules were established and students could contribute and add to the rules as they saw fit.
Amaldi English Corner: http://amaldi-english-corner.wikispaces.com/home for more information checkout the website as well, http://attiliogalimberti.webs.com/. This Wiki specializes in teaching English as a foreign language and was designed by a teacher in Italy. The Wiki is designed to help students practice their English outside of the classroom lectures. There are placement tests, listening exercises, reading tests, and projects designed to help students speak with native English speakers throughout the world. If you are a student wanting to learn Italian the website also has activities available to help accomplish that. With over 500 members the Wiki reaches are large group of students and over 46,000 visitors have stopped by to explore the options.
Mrs. Linda Yollis’ Classroom: http://educational-blogging.wikispaces.com/Why+Have+a+Class+Blog%3F
I was particularly impressed with Mrs. Yollis’ Wiki because she has successfully incorporated technology into all of aspects of her curriculum. One of the most interesting projects was the Parent Blogging Month which was specifically designed to encourage parents to be actively engaged in their child’s education. A letter was sent out to all the parents informing them of the activity and several ground rules or reminders were included to make sure that parents did not divulge too much information and that their comments were always positive.


Wiki Pedagogy: Ashley Little

The first Wiki I liked was Featured Wiki: Mr. Bruce's History http://blog.wikispaces.com/2011/03/featured-wiki-mr-bruces-history.html. This Wiki shows good pointers to make a class based Wiki. It is a lot like a testimonial of how great the Wiki is for Mr. Bruce's class. He explains the benefits and talks of things that make using and navigating Wikis simpler.

The next Wiki I looked at was Better Simpler Tools for Managing Your Wiki http://blog.wikispaces.com/2011/12/better-simpler-tools-for-managing-your-wiki.html. This Wiki was most beneficial to help in organizing your Wiki that you can easily navigate and others can have ease when visiting your Wiki. Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to figure out a layout of someone's Wiki so I find this really helpful to all Wiki users. There is no point to an educational Wiki without proper construct.

The final Wiki I found to be helpful was Tips and Tricks: Great Educational Resources http://blog.wikispaces.com/2010/12/tips-and-tricks-great-educational-resources.html. This Wiki is designed just to help teachers and administrators. They give lots of places to go for help and tips that are all relevant to educational Wikis. The best way to have a wonderful Wiki is by studying and taking advise from other wonderful Wikis.

Wiki Pedagogy: Nicolle Dickey (6205)

My USU ITLS courses have introduced me to the use of wikis as a student asked to contribute, but I haven’t yet explored them from the standpoint of an instructor/designer incorporating them as educational tools.
http://teachandlearn.sydneyinstitute.wikispaces.net/
My first “hit” for this assignment was a treasure trove of presentations, modules, slide shows, screencasts, and podcasts about how to use wikis in teaching and learning. It had one entire section with 18 modules devoted to Instructional Design, with several how-to’s on using various digital tools. It also had three sections with several subsections each that show how to use arts and graphics, audio, and video effects in educational wikis. It has screencasts showing things like how to embed, which is something I hadn’t a clue how to do and found very helpful.
http://resourcesforhistoryteachers.wikispaces.com/
This wiki contains hundreds, maybe thousands, of various sources for teachers of history, political science, geography, and economics. Although started in Massachusetts, it also says it is a source “for all the world” and its viewing and contributors logs indicate that. Each learning standard in the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework is included in the wiki, and is linked to various sources that help teachers help students meet the standards. But it goes far beyond that. It includes web links to academic resources, photos and videos embedded that depict various important concepts and happenings in US and World History, and links to museums, archives, the Library of Congress, etc. Additionally (and what piqued my history teacher husband’s interest most), the wiki has multicultural teaching ideas for teachers to use to “uncover the past by exploring hidden histories and untold stories”. This last item seems a wonderful tool for history teachers to bring something new to their students in terms of what could otherwise seem (and really is) ancient history to students.This wiki also offers pictures and biographies of important people in history, and a place where students submit their work as tied to specific standards of learning. This wiki format provides an excellent display of samples of students' projects and work.
http://educational-blogging.wikispaces.com/
This educational wiki is about educational blogging. I was confused by this, since I was still getting my head around the differences between a blog and a wiki, educational or otherwise. It was created to help teachers learn how to blog. It was created by Linda Yollis, and in an interview she explains it further. Components of her wiki include videos of students explaining how they benefit from class blogs, other teachers’ class blogs samples, how to organize a blog, how to compose quality comments, and the importance of Creative Commons licensing. There’s a great video on one page where Linda put up art work of her students and labeled it with other students’ and her own names. Then the students whose art work was given credit to someone else talked about how they felt to not get credit for something they did. This was a great lesson on plaigerism, and was on the wiki for others to learn and also to use if they wished. The main impetus for Linda creating this wiki speaks to the beauty of wikis in education: she was presenting to teachers about blogging and only had an hour, a ton of material she thought they might enjoy knowing, and a large range of levels of tech-savviness. She realized the best way to deliver, and also to have them collaborate and share that much info outside of the hour allotted for the class, that would be accessible and usable for even tech newbies, was through a wiki. Her wiki includes how-to’s on using widgets, adding video, photos, using sidebars, and a host of other items related to creating and managing educational blogs.



Wiki Pedagogy: Flint Mensah


My first experience with wiki's was in Spring 2012 where we were required to create a wiki for a class: ITLS 6530: Design and Development Studio. I created my group's wiki where we collaborated on all our projects for the class and received feedback from other students and the instructor. Here is the link to my first ever wiki: https://lmnops6530.wikispaces.com/ So far I am a member of three wikis including the one for this class. But I must say that I'm amazed at how fast wiki's are gaining popularity and how many educational wikis are out there! I actually learned something new today:
The term "wiki" comes from the Hawaiian phrase, "wiki wiki," which means "super fast." (retrieved from:
http://www.techterms.com/definition/wiki)

One of the wikis I explored for this assignment was Web 2.0 tools for classroom http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/home This wiki has been nominated for several awards and won the 2011 Merlot award for exemplary online learning resources. The site was compiled by Lenva Shearing where all sorts of tools relevant to classroom are posted. There a lots of educational tool in different categories that I have never heard of. Categories of tools include: Presentation,video, audio, quiz and poll, mapping, drawing etc. There is a section called "resources for teachers" where teaching resources are compiled for teachers. This is an amazing site with loots of cool tools and resources.

I really like this wiki: http://haultain-math.wikispaces.com/home What this wiki does is very simple. It has links to external sites with lots of math resources. My favorite is : "A math dictionary for kids" with over 600 mathematical terms explained in simple language. This one of the few educational wikis that has a search function which allows you to the entire site.

There is actually a wiki that is dedicated to explaining how to use wikis in education. http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/ It has a list of articles and resources that describe how to use wikis in education and a a comprehensive list of educational wikis.

wiki Pedagogy: Kim Moeller
http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/page/Higher-Ed+Wikis
This wiki gives teachers in higher education ideas on how they can use wikis in their classrooms. I liked it because it provided links to example wikis and explains what they are used for. I work with students in higher education so it was interesting to me to see the benefits of wikis in something other than grade schools.

http://booktalk.pbworks.com/w/page/14903944/FrontPage
This wiki provides students with book reviews and it allows them to write their own review. I liked this wiki because students are always looking for good books to read. This wiki is a great resource for students to see what others are saying about a book before they read it.

http://model-bfwilson.wikispaces.com/home
This wiki was made by a high school teacher. There is a link for each subject that he teaches. He provides the students with class notes and assignments. I thought this wiki had some good ideas on helping students with their study at home.

Wiki Pedagogy: Natalie Behl
The first educational wiki I want to share is found here. It is a wiki created for students to share their home with others around the world via glogs. These virtual posters have been submitted by students all over the world, and in turn, have access to view what other students have posted as well. It's a fantastic first-hand view of what other countries are like. The next wiki I found is here. It's a wiki that teaches about technology itself. It has tutorials and such on how to operate certain programs, as well as their beneficial use in the classroom. Finally, there is this. It's a wiki that was created for students and parents of a second grade class whose teacher decided to keep parents involved in what is going on in the classroom. It is a great idea to keep the kids excited as well as the parents informed.


Wiki Pedagogy: Deborah Hathaway
I didn’t really know what wikis were until doing this assignment. I had obviously heard of Wikipedia but that’s about it. So this assignment was helpful in that it helped me research educational wikis, as well as find out how they function in teaching and learning.

https://stanleyyelnats.wikispaces.com/home
This was the first wiki I went to. I thought it was interesting because it was like an online book club for students. The wiki was nice because it allowed students to have the opportunity to be involved in editing and adding information given about something they have been learning about. It provides very hands-on experience.

https://haugen.wikispaces.com/home
This wiki was created by a woman who helps people explore ways to use technology in their classrooms. This was helpful because she mentioned wikis as well as used them. She also gave a variety of other ways on how to make teaching and learning more effective to students and teachers.

https://mistergo.wikispaces.com/home
This wiki not only provided students with information about classes and times of the year, but it also helped with writing and reading, as well as grammar, note taking, and presentation tips. This wiki also mentioned how to use a wiki to the best advantages.


Wiki pedagogy: Tricia Iverson


I found a great wiki space http://ances.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ this site was used for arts education. North Caroline set up a site so educators could use this site as a resource. I contain links to downloads, and resources that would be good for an art education teacher. I found a space I am not sure if it is really a page or not but had some great tools to learn how the develop a professional wiki this in my opinion was very educational. http://blog.wikispaces.com/2012/11/showcase-professional-development-wikis.html I even found spaces where there was once a class but it ended and now you can use the resource on the page this was great to. http://21stcenturyskillsnmteachercourse.wikispaces.com/home Of course we all know that our site is educational as well.

Wiki Pedagogy: Chelsea Bergstrom
I work at the USU Campus Store, and we use a wiki to post instructions on how to do certain tasks that need to be done often in the Textbooks department. But as I discovered from this assignment, wikis can serve so many purposes, and can be very useful in the classroom as well. I found it incredibly easy to search for things I wanted to learn about in Wikispace.
ICT Magic
The first wiki I looked at was the ICT magic wiki. The interactive home page was very appealing to the eye, and had a lot of good resources for teaching with technology. The interactive newsletters, and the easy to use navigation shows educators IT tools and interactive websites that are great for learning. It was voted best educational wiki in 2011, and is connected to the web through blogging and social media as well.
Equine Assisted Learning
The second blog I found I searched equine education and this was one of the first hits. I have been around horses all my life, and I am very interested in equine assisted education. This blog was very well organized, very interesting to learn about, and very informative. It had many other pages with it that showed how riding horses can benefit individuals of all ages. I just loved how easy it was to read through and find, it really impressed me!
Educational Blogging
This wiki was about blogging. It showed examples of blogging, how to create videos, and how to keep your blog running. I found this wiki interesting because it was actually about blogging, and was very informative about blogging for educational purposes. It was very simple and to the point and had lots of links to good examples of correct blogs.

Wiki Pedagogy: Christian Hathaway

The first wiki of interest: http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com/home
The name of this wiki caught my eye because of the name. I recall watching a Youtube video on the ‘shift happens’ topic in one of my classes at USU so I decided to investigate. It turns out that the video (that went viral) was part of a PowerPoint presentation shown to faculty at Arapahoe High School in Colorado. Now in its fifth generation; Did You Know 5.0 serves to educate and instruct the world on the global changes that are affecting society.

The second wiki of interest: http://ipodsiphonesineducation.wikispaces.com/Writing
I stumbled upon this wiki following a conversation I had with an associate the other day. The individual mentioned that schools in Utah are piloting programs with technology and its use in the classroom. In short, the selected schools have received money from the government and have purchased an ipad for each student in the selected grade. With the increasing emphasis on using technology within the classroom it could be very beneficial to use educational apps as part of this experience. The wiki features a list of educational apps in a host of categories which makes it easy to scan and find the ones you want to download.

The third wiki of interest: http://eet.wikispaces.com/
This wiki features a collection of multimedia articles covering a variety of topics relating to the fields of instructional design and education. The Encyclopedia of Educational Technology’s (EET) articles are written by graduate students and professors and can be very helpful and educational.

Wiki Pedagogy: Michael Caruso

As music is my thing I decided to explore how music educators utilize wikispaces. From a pedagogical perspective of teaching music the sites seemed to really fall into two main categories. One category was as a resource guide, this could be resources for the students to utilize or for other educators to use in their own real world class rooms. The other group of wikispaces seemed to be a bunch of lesson plans. A good example of a resource type is the primary-education-music wikispace. This wikispace covers a variety of musical topics, everything from protecting a child's hearing, to understanding the pentatonic scale. There is even a video of piano stairs proving that music makes things more fun. For an example of the lesson plan model smu-jaz wikispace stands out. This wikispace has a complete curriculum of lessons concerning jazz improvisation. The syllabus even shows how everyday is broken down. When you click on a specific day the lesson plan used for that day's activities is displayed. The final wikispace of note I came across was unl's music lessons wikispace. I found this wikispace to be more of a hybrid of the two types. It has a variety of resources, but most of these resources are actual lesson plans used by music educators. To get the most out of this wikispace you need to use their search feature. Whatever musical topic you’re interested in as an music educator you’re likely to find something about it.


Wiki Pedagogy: Landon Siddoway

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Maths+-+Section+1
One of the wikis that I liked was the ICTmagic Wiki. This wiki that is designed to share resources that can help students or whoever wants to learn something. There is a wiki that has ways to learn math in a fun ways, like games. This wiki is a great way to get people to learn how to do math in a fun way, and that’s why I like it, because people learn better when they are having fun and doing something that they enjoy. Wikis are a great way to share info and ideas with other people.

http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Video+Tools
I thought that this wiki was pretty cool. It has info about video tools and how to do different things
with videos. It provides you with links to learn how to do different skills. I like this wiki because it is great to be able to go to wiki and be able to learn skills by clicking on the links provided in the topics and then to be able to learn them step by step.

http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com/Copyright-friendly+music+and+sound
This wiki I also really liked. It is music that is legal and free to download or stream. It has links to the different websites that have music, sound effects, remix tracks, etc. If I was looking for free music all I would have to do is go here and read through the quick summary and then if I like it, it will link me over to the website and then I have what I am looking for. In education there can be links to online books, videos, presentations, etc. all that have information about what you are looking for, it is a great way to be able to share ideas and to be creative.



Wiki Pedagogy: Dongjin Kwon


I found three educational wikis. It is difficult to choose the most inspiring educational wikis I think because there are so many great wikis.

1. http://bhsenglish.wikispaces.com/

This wiki page is the Branford High School English Department's resource page. This wiki is very well organized to learn about the English for high school students. And there are many useful resources such as links and information about grammar. Also, they try to use Bolg or Google Drive for their teaching.

2. http://cct205-w09.wikispaces.com/

This wiki page is the CCT205 class page. It was developed to teach Digital Innovation & Cultural Transformation Class in winter 2009. I think students can get much information about the class such as course outline, chapter summaries, online readings. The most impressive thing is that there are “beyond course content” for students who want to lean something more than content in the class course.


3. http://mtdougmedia-arts.wikispaces.com/

This wiki page is the Media Arts class wiki page. On the main page, the professor uploaded his introduce animation for his students. It was really funny and good introducing method because his students will learn about 2D animation. Through the 2D animation on the main page, students will expect what they learn about and imagine that what they can do after the class.