About Session

Wiki Wiki: Authentic Learning in a Hurry!


Wikis provide a dynamic learning platform for students to create content, collaborate with peers and experts, and utilize Web 2.0 tools. Blending technology tools with project-based learning experiences affords students with authentic learning opportunities. Explore sample uses of wikis in the classroom, the integration of Web 2.0 tools, and professional development opportunities.

Session Outline:

I. Wikis in Plain English
II. Wikis in the Classroom
III. Classroom Examples of Wikis
IV. Wikis for Professional Development
V. Create Your Own Learning Platform
VI. Wiki Resources


Audience: Grades K-12, Teacher-Lib
Expertise:Novice, Intermediate
Strand:Curriculum/Technology Integration
Content:Library Media

Sarah Blattner is the Technology Integration Specialist at Portland Jewish Academy. Spending most of her professional years on the East Coast, she was the technology coordinator of several independent schools and a middle and high school English teacher in public and private settings. She also led a state-wide technology training program through Maryland Public Television's National Teacher Training Institute. She wrote online and print ancillary materials for the Annenberg/CPB professional development language arts video series, ENVISIONING LITERATURE. She is interested in the power of technology as an authentic learning tool, as well as issues surrounding media literacy.