Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wikispaces PD Training Wiki

Today, on their blog Wikispaces introduced a new resource for professional development facilitators. Wikispaces's PD Presenter Toolkit is a wiki that is designed to help you introduce other educators to wikis. The PD Presenter Toolkit includes a presenter's guide, slides, and a series of six graduated activities that you can use to help other educators learn how to use Wikispaces and how wikis in general can be used in education. The PD Presenter Toolkit also includes a list of wikis used in a variety of grade levels and content areas.

Applications for Education
If you find yourself introducing educators to the concepts of and educational uses for wikis, the PD Presenter Toolkit is a wiki that you should check out. The PD Presenter Toolkit, based on a workshop developed by Dr. Mark Wagner, could be used as is or you could use some of the resources and blend them with your own ideas to make a PD workshop as relevant as possible for your school.

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