Title of Session: Using a wiki to bring the learning to life!

Presenters: Susan Oxnevad

Skill level:
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Grade level:
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • Adult

Capacity or ratio: 20

Tech tools:
  • Wordle
  • WikiSpaces
  • PhotoFlexer
  • ScreenToaster

District goals and initiatives included:
  • NETS T - Start here.
  • 21st Century Learning
  • RtI (including classroom management)
  • One computer classroom
  • Literacy
  • Compacting the crowded plate
  • Internet Safety

Link to presentation:
Using a Wiki to Bring the TextBook to Life!

Build a Wiki:

Video: Wikis in Plain English

Tutorial: WikiSpaces Tutorial

  • Publishing safety guidelines
  • Safety rules for students


Presenter bio:
Susan has been a Teacher Leader for Instructional Technology in Oak Park for six years. She brings a wealth of classroom teaching experience with her to the job, having spent 10 years as an elementary classroom teacher and 6 years as a middle school technology teacher. Her goal is to empower teachers by helping them use the tools and classroom management strategies needed to prepare digital learners for living and working in the 21st century.