I wish I’d thought to do this earlier in the year but better late than never I suppose. Yesterday I set up my first WIKI!
I thought it might help my students be a little more proactive with their learning and seeing as though they spend a majority of their lives on the net, I thought I’d set up a little online ART community dedicated to my students.
You’re able to set up different pages (example above) which I have dedicated to the different year levels that I teach. On that page I can post links to websites, youtube videos etc, which relate to what we’re studying in class. Students can then, in their own time, visit the sites, read class notes or even post things that they have found which could benefit their classmates.
Students can then click on the discussion tab (example below) and discuss different topics in a forum style format. In the example below I’ve set up a Lino Printing topic and proposed a question. Students can then log on and reply.
Ok, so I haven’t tested all this out on the kids yet and there’s a lot more information that I still need to learn, but I learnt quite a lot in a short amount of time yesterday, so I doubt I’ll have too much trouble answering a few of my own questions.
I’ll let you know how I go, of course, but in the meantime, if you want to try it out too, go to Wiki Spaces For Teachers, and set one up! It literally only took me about 1/2 an hour. I’d love to compare notes…