Advanced Wiki's: A KIS Think Tank



Description:
A facilitated discussion about wikis and pedagogy and how it has transformed what happens in the classroom (not hands on, no button pushing).

Objective:
Educators will collaborate on experiences and expertise to create stronger individual wikis.
Educators will create a document sharing ideas to reflect on. Focused more on personal growth.

Led by:
Jason Spivey and Fady Tabbara

Procedure:

I. Self Evaluation (10 Minutes Max.)
Step #1: Question--What would you like to do better with your wiki?

Step#2: Open Forum Colleague Discussion

II. Brainstorming, Share and Publish

Step #1: Break up into groups groups of three. Groups will be on the screen via EtherPad.

Step #2: Brainstorm within your groups on focus question. "How have wikis personally enhanced your teaching?"

Step #3: Share by showing examples of your wiki that you are proud of.

Step #4: Publish on EtherPad some of your groups highlights that you think will be beneficial to others. Please "Save" as you go along.

Click on link: http://etherpad.com/fawGdhxyz9

Example: (Name) Spivey-- (Description) Use of the "Discussion Tab: by.... (Link) http://jspivey.wikispaces.com/message/list/Unit+3+Creation+of+a+New+a+Order+2009-10

III. Problem Solving

Step #1: Individually look at the "KIS Wiki Think-Tank Collaboration Pad" and see if you can find solutions to your problems identified in step #1 from the self-evaluation.

Step #2: Get into new assigned groups and share solutions and ideas you saw/read about that could potentially improve the effectiveness of teaching with wikis.

Step #3: Large group discussion. How do we implement some of the ideas we've discussed to make our wikis more effective for our students and us?

Feedback:
Please fill out this quick survey. Your feedback is very much appreciated. All answers are unanimous so please be truthful.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=0YCjab_2b_2bAdJkrCeVLkJmcg_3d_3d

Final Product: