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Published on February 17, 2008

Author: Beyza

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Collaborative Activities Through PBwiki Beyza YILMAZ İstanbul, 2007 [email_address]

Wiki The name was based on the Hawaiian term wiki wiki , meaning "quick" or "super-fast" . Sometimes wikiwiki or WikiWiki are used instead of wiki . A single page in a wiki is referred to as a ‘wiki page, ’ while the entire body of pages is called ‘the wiki. ’

The name was based on the Hawaiian term wiki wiki , meaning "quick" or "super-fast" . Sometimes wikiwiki or WikiWiki are used instead of wiki .

A single page in a wiki is referred to as a ‘wiki page, ’ while the entire body of pages is called ‘the wiki. ’

The world’s largest encyclopedia Launched in 2001 T housands of entries in 200+ languages Wikipedia as the largest wiki

The world’s largest encyclopedia

Launched in 2001

T housands of entries in 200+ languages

Why is it a good idea to use Wikis? Asynchronous tool Really quick. Easy to use without knowing HTML – you just need to click on buttons and write entries. Work in collaboration.

Asynchronous tool

Really quick.

Easy to use without knowing HTML – you just need to click on buttons and write entries.

Work in collaboration.

What can we do? Allow visitors to add, remove, edit and change content of the page. Link many pages. Follow the changes with RSS Feeds. Publish our students projects – motivation. Add widgets. Add videos.

Allow visitors to add, remove, edit and change content of the page.

Link many pages.

Follow the changes with RSS Feeds.

Publish our students projects – motivation.

Add widgets.

Add videos.

Make a free wiki as easily as a peanut butter sandwich .

You can add; Unlimited pages & unlimited revisions Calendar Google Gadgets ( http://www.google.com/ig/directory?synd=open ) YouTube videos Slideshows Chat Room Yackpack voice chat File uploading (10 MB for free) Point and Click Editor

You can add;

Unlimited pages & unlimited revisions

Calendar

Google Gadgets ( http://www.google.com/ig/directory?synd=open )

YouTube videos

Slideshows

Chat Room

Yackpack voice chat

File uploading (10 MB for free)

Point and Click Editor

Let’s explore PBwiki...

Let’s explore PBwiki...

Some sample wikis: Beyza’s class wiki http://bahcesehira2h.pbwiki.com http://bahcesehira2m.pbwiki.com http://bahcesehirb1h.pbwiki.com Tips and Tricks Week 5 Wiki: http://wikiteachinglearningtips.pbwiki.com

Some sample wikis:

Beyza’s class wiki

http://bahcesehira2h.pbwiki.com

http://bahcesehira2m.pbwiki.com

http://bahcesehirb1h.pbwiki.com

Tips and Tricks Week 5 Wiki:

http://wikiteachinglearningtips.pbwiki.com

You can create your own wikis by visiting http://www.pbwiki.com

You can create your own wikis by visiting

http://www.pbwiki.com

How do you think you can use wikis with your students in you own teaching contexts? Answer the question in the reflection part of our wiki. http://wikiteachinglearningtips.pbwiki.com

Answer the question in the reflection part of our wiki.

http://wikiteachinglearningtips.pbwiki.com

THANK YOU 

THANK YOU 

Beyza YILMAZ beyza.yilmaz @ bahcesehir .edu.tr [email_address]

Beyza YILMAZ

beyza.yilmaz @ bahcesehir .edu.tr

[email_address]

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