21st Century Learning #26: Demetri Orlando on Wikis…

EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #26

A Conversation with Demetri Orlando on Wikis in Education

December 19, 2006

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A conversation with Demetri Orlando about Wikis in Education. Check out the chat transcript for wonderful wiki resources.


[JL] stream sounds great

[Alex Ragone] Thank you Mr. Lebow!

[Alex Ragone] Good to have you here.

[JL] Great to be here

[arvind grover] hey jeff

[JL] Hey Arvind

[JL] Very cool news about having more shoutcast installs out there

[Alex Ragone] Jeff — do want in to the conversation?

[Alex Ragone] Yes — about the shoutcast server.

[JL] VERY smooth intro

[JL] Thanks for the invite – I’m delighted to lurk

[Alex Ragone] Thanks.

[Alex Ragone] Sweet.

[arvind grover] we’re getting there

[arvind grover] i do worship the NPR intros though

[arvind grover] list of social networking sites and how many users they have: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites

[Alex Ragone] School Computing Wiki: http://schoolcomputing.wikia.com/wiki/School_Computing_Home_Page

[arvind grover] if you’re like me and need to search for anything on your computer (windows), get copernic desktop search. much better than google i think: http://www.copernic.com/

[arvind grover] searches your e-mail, documents, etc

[arvind grover] see the recent changes at school computing: http://schoolcomputing.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Recentchanges

[Demetri] http://schoolcomputing.wikia.com/wiki/What_are_kids_doing_with_technology_when_they%27re_on_their_own_time

[arvind grover] useful features in wikis according to demetri: search, recent changes, having an account, history tab (of any page)…

[Demetri] What might cause a wiki to catch on?

[Demetri] being comfortable with stuff in process

[arvind grover] alex hits nail on head! wikis are “in process” – people get uncomfortable with posting that on the web

[arvind grover] intermediate deadlines work well with wikis – stages in the process

[arvind grover] peer editing also works well

[Alex Ragone] commenting.

[arvind grover] yes

[arvind grover] challenging graduate students to edit each other’s work brings up issues

[arvind grover] discussion tab on wiki pages allows you to talk about what’s being written on the main page

[arvind grover] wikispaces gives away free wikis for educators: http://www.wikispaces.com/t/x/teachers100k

[Demetri] http://twt.wikispaces.com/eLearning

[Alex Ragone] Having examples.

[Demetri] http://schoolcomputing.wikia.com/wiki/Teaching_With_Technology

[arvind grover] welcome tom

[Alex Ragone] Lessig’s Free Culture: http://www.free-culture.cc/

[Alex Ragone] For info on Creative Commons.

[Alex Ragone] http://dayinthelife.wikispaces.com/

[Demetri] http://terrythetennisball.wikispaces.com/

[arvind grover] 3rd graders choose your adventure wiki page

[Demetri] http://dayinthelife.wikispaces.com/

[Alex Ragone] http://www.techlearning.com/shared/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=19320029

[Alex Ragone] Warlick’s Day in the Life

[Alex Ragone] http://www.techlearning.com/shared/printableArticle.php?articleID=193200296

[Alex Ragone] http://www.amazon.com/Last-Child-Woods-Children-Nature-Deficit/dp/1565123913

[Alex Ragone] http://www.segway.com/

[JL] Have to run. As always, a pleasure to listen in guys. Demetri, THANKS very much for creating such a useful resource. I will definitely be making us of it and directing students there for the ‘Computer Assisted Language Learning’ course I’ll be teaching this winter.

[Demetri] thank you!

[JL] Yes, We New Hampshirites are very proud of the segway – Live Free or Die, Stand up and Drive!

[arvind grover] ha ha, what about those ones that were going out of control? bad firmware, bad!

[Alex Ragone] http://www.pbs.org/moyers/moyersonamerica/net/index.html

[arvind grover] the [email protected]

[arvind grover] http://www.citysegwaytours.com/

[Demetri] www.dyknow.com

[arvind grover] demetri’s question: how do we avoid becoming the borg?

[arvind grover] are we too plugged in?

[arvind grover] the edublog awards show: https://edtechtalk.net/EdTechTalk75

[arvind grover] fantastic resources here from the nominees to the award winners

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