Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"It's on the wiki!"

I seem to be 'saying' and 'seeing' this more and more lately (Rachel says it warrents a tshirt ...lol). But fair dues to the wiki...it has been an amazing environment to support learning, for me over the past 2 years as a facilitator, and I know if I was in a classroom full time it would be number 1 on my hit parade. The ability to organise and share is not only a great way to connect and support learning programmes but gives both freedom, speed and creativity to my work flow.

Some featured wikis in our cluster include -Miss Gamby's wiki and Room12
Felicity (yr 1-2)and Jo (yr 5-6) at Northcote Primary are using their class wikis to enable students to access online resources to support current classroom learning and share this with home. Sometimes it can be challenging for the younger students to navigate and these wikis are a useful way for teachers to organise resources and improve access for students.

Charlotte and Nicola from Sunnybrae have used del.icio.us in a similar way to group learning objects for their senior students to access which has worked successfully. Rachel from Nelson Central has also simplified this for her 6 year olds by linking from individual graphics on their wiki to del.icio.us tags. Let me know if you have any other wiki solutions.


Suzie Vesper said...

Got to love the wikis! Who can imagine life without them now. Thanks for your mini presentation at our meeting the other day - great to catch up again. I am populating the cluster links area on ICT PD Online so if you have a whole list of links you could give me, I could whack them all up at: http://centre4.interact.ac.nz/382/61664

Miguel said...

Hey Fiona, thanks for sharing!

Are you going to NECC or learning from afar?

Wishing you well,

Miguel Guhlin
Around the Corner-MGuhlin.net