Wikispaces

classroom management platform

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Wikispaces Classroom

Get your students excited about learning in a modern, easy-to-use environment with the web tools they know and love

Wikispaces is an open classroom management platform where teachers and students can communicate and collaborate. wikis support the diverse needs of the classroom, from project based learning, and event planning, to parent communication, and more.

Introduction

Wikispaces Classroom is a social writing platform for education. It incredibly easy to create a classroom workspace where you and your students can communicate and work on writing projects alone or in teams. Rich assessment tools give you the power to measure student contribution and engagement in real-time.

Wikispaces Classroom works great on modern browsers, tablets, and phones.

Wikispaces Classroom is free for teachers and students.

Wikis in Plain English

Why Wikispaces Classroom?

Its mission is to help teachers help students.


1. Make teachers' lives easier + Increase teacher capacity.


Millions of teachers love Wikispaces.

Teachers can get started and be working with their students in a modern, powerful, collaborative, private social environment in seconds.

They can monitor their students' work as it happens so they can give feedback, assistance, and encouragement as needed, while all the time focusing on the work of the classroom, not the tools.


2. Help students achieve more + Improve student outcomes.


Wikispaces Classroom gives teachers immediate, relevant, and direct insight into student engagement and contribution.

Often referred to as "formative assessment," this type of assessment is not about test scores used for ranking, admissions, or school evaluation, but information that actually helps teachers in their day to day efforts to help students.


3. Make teaching and learning fun + Improve student engagement.


Wikispaces Classroom is built around a familiar communications newsfeed that encompasses the work of the class and a private social network. Teachers get the tools to quickly communicate with their students as individuals and groups.

Students get the flexibility to engage with their peers at their own pace without sacrificing privacy. The end result is more participation and enthusiasm in the classroom.

How is Wikispaces Classroom Used and 21st Century Skill(s) be addressed?

Classroom Management

Having a place to manage all the activity, resources, conversations, and projects in your classroom is essential for keeping students, and teachers, organized and working together.

It gives you the tools to quickly and easily create assignments, share resources, make announcements, and foster discussion and community.‍


Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying.

Wikispaces Classroom provides a simple structure that allows you to create projects, define teams, assign students and manage them all through successful completion of their projects.

Starting from pre-built templates, or a blank slate, students can work in private groups until their work is due. At the end of the project you can share the results with the rest of the class or even parents and other participants.

Our formative assessment reporting let you track student progress on their projects in real-time. You'll know which students are succeeding, which are falling behind, and how much they are contributing to their projects so that you can help remediate, motivate, and challenge when you most need to through the feedbacks.


Safe Social Networking

With Wikispaces Classroom, you now have a safe social network for your classroom. ‍You can decide who can participate and when.‍ and since your newsfeed is built around the work your classroom is doing, all of the discussion and activity is tied directly to the goals and work of the class.


Knowledge Communities

Professional Development resources, curriculum development groups, and student-built study guides are all examples of turning informal knowledge into formal resources.

Wikispaces Classroom makes collaboration and community building easy and encourages the use of a myriad of Internet resources, content, and tools.


Online and Remote Learning

Wikispaces Classroom creates an online presence for your classroom, students groups, parent teacher association, faculty groups, and any other need you have so that people get the information they need and contribute their energy whenever they can.

And Wikispaces Classroom is great for connecting your class with people who can't be there in person. Collaborate privately with students in another country, remote family members, and members of the community to enhance your classroom.

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how it can be used for curriculum following the principles of 21st Century Learning Design?

Real-Time Formative Assessment

  • Watch student engagement in real time, literally as they type, without changing how you work
  • Report on contributions to pages, discussions, and comments over time
  • Focus on particular students, projects, or view reports across your entire class

DONE BY: Shaikha Al Ali