The Power of Wikis in Higher Ed
Writing in Campus Technology, Linda L Briggs describes the benefits of using wikis in higher education.
Wiki Woman: How a Web Tool Saved My Career
Grace Rubinstein offers quick tips for successful use of wikis in the classroom and describes how a high school teacher transformed her teaching with the use of wikis.
The Wiki Revolution: A Challenge To Traditional Education
Rita Zeinstejer lists effective uses of wikis to enhance instruction and professional development.
Examples of Educational Wikis
The PBWiki Educators section provides links to examples of quality educational wikis.
Here’s a terrific example of an effective professional development Web site that was nominated for Edublogs’ Best Educational Wiki of 2007. The audience is environmental educators, but the model is useful for all teaching areas.
Tech Tips: Internet Explorer 7 Printing Shortcuts
Tip #1: When you only want to print part of a Web page such as a paragraph or an image, you can copy and paste into a word processor and print from there; however, here is a quicker way:
Highlight the desired text or image with the mouse, go to the File menu and select Print, and then click the Selection button. Now only the selected part will print.
Tip #2: If a desired Web page includes links to other must-print Web pages, you can easily print both the original Web page and the linked pages all at once.
Go to File- Print, select the Option tab, check the Print all Linked Documents box, and then click OK.
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RDGED 704 Young Adult Literature in the Reading Program
EDUC 744 941 Mentoring Teachers
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EDUC 744 958 Teaching Art for Non-Art Teachers
EDUC 744 963 Teaching English Language Learners (ELL) in General Education
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EDUC 744 920 Teaching Writing with the 6-Traits
EDUC 744 911 Effective Classroom Management
EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators
EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning
EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-Learning
RDGED 705 Instructional Techniques for Assisting Students with Reading Difficulties
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Courses Beginning on September 29
EDUC 744 965 Issues and Problems in Teaching Primary Mathematics - K-3
EDUC 744 956 Building Better Instruction with Technology
EDUC 744 964 Workforce Development: Every Teacher’s Responsibility
EDUC 744 928 Instructional Applications of Digital Photography
EDUC 744 966 Implementing Instructional Technology Innovations
EDUC 744 938 Digital Media and Visual Literacy
EDUC 744 927 Innovations and Opportunities for Media Specialists
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Republished with permission: originally posted by Karen Franker, Editor @ 8/27/2008 09:03:00 PM