sábado, 9 de abril de 2011

Using Wikis in the Classroom

One more time and thank the LT's Course, I have discovered a new way to incorporate the LT's in my classroom. This time everything is about collaborative writing, which refers to writing that is edited and polished by more than one person. Taking this into consideration, Wikis arise as, perhaps, the best way to carry out collaborative writing and, to be more specific, peer writing in the English class. But what is a Wiki? Well, it is a website that can be edited by different people by means of using a web browser. Users can create, modify, and even erase a text that they all share. 

From this point of view, using wikis in the English class serves not only the purpose of using learning technologies, but also the promotion of writing and peer reviewing as a strategy to be used during the revising stage of the writing process. Peer reviewing lets students be motivated and feel engaged as they use their own knowledge to correct others' texts and, at the same time, provide feedback.

Here you are the link to a video that explains what a wiki is and its advantages. Enjoy it!


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