Moodles, wikis, and blogs

So, you’re a presenter and your time slot is the last one of the conference, and your room is the farthest from the lobby. Will anyone come? In the case of Sami Kahn’s presentation on Wikis in the elementary classroom, she didn’t have to worry! Those of us who attended (and there were quite a few) were treated to some excellent modeling (or should I say Moodle-ing) of how these tools can be used by actual 4th-graders. A lot of teachers are not keen on their students using Wikipedia as their main source of information. But Sami described a project in which her students at the Collegiate School in New York City create their own Wiki related to their annual “invention convention” showcase. The Wiki is limited to her students, and she is notified whenever any changes are made. She showed us some entries that were created while she was here at the conference. Her younger students are creating their own wiki on ocean animals, using a forum in Moodle to discuss what animals to include.

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2 Comments

  1. Moodles, wikis, and blogs
    Posted April 2, 2008 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    I wasn’t able to attend the conference and would love to know more about this session. Does anyone know of a way that I might contact the presenter?

  2. Contact request
    Posted April 3, 2008 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Send your email address to me tramaire@gmail.com and I’ll forward it to Sami for her to contact you. I’m sure she’ll be glad to share! —–Mary B.

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