Wikis: The Educator's Power Tool
78 pages • 6⅛ x 9¼
This text provides different varieties of tried-and-true wikis that will help any educator accomplish the multitude of teaching tasks imperative to their students' success.
Wikis are reliable and influential web-based tools that provide multiple benefits. They allow teachers to share planning, collaborate with others, and involve students in interactive learning. Wikis represent a very powerful ally of any media specialist seeking to support learning at the school site. Best of all, they're free
Wikis can be one of the most effective learning tools for today's teachers—if they're used correctly and appropriately. In many cases, educators have not been using this powerful Web 2.0-based tool to its complete potential. In today's demanding, fast-paced education environment, educators need to take full advantage of the technology resources at their disposal to keep pace with tech-savvy students and meet assessment standards.
In Wikis: The Educator's Power Tool, the author shares her vast knowledge to unlock the capabilities of wikis for every educator. Educational wiki use can be categorized into three major types: the library wiki, the reciprocal wiki, and student-produced wiki. This book gives real examples of all three uses, as well as straightforward instructions on how to set up, dress up, and lock down a wiki for optimal practicality, attractiveness, ease of use, and security. Student and content-specific examples are included.
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