WEB 2.0 APPLICATIONS: WIKISPACES

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This course is aimed at teachers involved in the PALE programme ( Programa de Apoyo a la Enseñanza y el Aprendizaje de Lenguas Extranjeras.Orden de 27 de agosto de 2007).

  • What is Web 2.0?

As far as new technologies are becoming more important in the education field, I would like to tell you about Web 2.0 and specifically, about some of its relevant applications. If there is a Web 2.0, there is a Web 1.0, being the first one the "participatory web" and the second, "the web-as-information-source" as Bart Decrem callls them. Let's have a look to the following pictures and explanation from Web 2.0 in Education & Profiles:

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The phrase "Web 2.0" comes from the business world, and while it has the ring of a marketing catch-phrase, actually describes a significant transition in the use of the Internet, or the World Wide Web. Web 1.0, or the Web that most of us have been fairly used to using for some years now, has largely been a one-way medium: this is when we look for information on the web. Web 1.0 was the natural result of our existing mindsets of how information is transferred, and has been a reflection of our industrial culture: experts (or businesses) dispensing identical knowledge (or products) to mass students (or consumers).

Web 2.0 is a
two-way medium, representing the next phase of usage of the internet, and a change that (quite reasonably) has people making a comparison to the advent of the printing press--in Web 2.0 almost anyone can become a publisher, or a "content producer." In Web 2.0 the creation of material or information on the Web is as much a part of our experience as the finding or reading of data has been in Web 1.0. And in Web 2.0 the content created by regular users can be much, and sometimes almost all, of the value from a website.


So, we can say that Web 2.0 is:
  • Collaborative
  • Participative
  • Everybody can generate contents.
  • Add information easily.

  • Wikis.


One of the coolest web 2.0 applications for me is WIKIS. I want to bring something good, practical and easy to use, not only for you, teachers, but for our students.

The sessions will be carried out as follows in CPR Don Benito-Villanueva from 17:00 to 20:30

GROUP 1:
Tuesdays: December 2nd / December 9th / December 16th


GROUP 2:
Thursdays: November 27th / December 4th / December 11th

  • Schedule



Dec. 2nd / Nov. 27th










Dec. 9th / Dec. 4th



  • Inserting Images and Documents.
  • The Embed Widget Icon.
  • Adding a Table of Contents.
  • Wiki Mail.

Dec.16th / Dec. 11th



  • Managing your Wiki.
  • Discussion Board.
  • Examples of Educational Wikis.
  • "Docentes en Extremadura" Wikispace. Collabortive Projects.
  • Resources.


  • Seminar and Final Project












Subject Wiki


  • Resources


Wikispaces in Education. A Comprehensive Tutorial.
Wikispaces Tours
Wikispaces Help
Wikispaces Tips and Tricks.
Widgets for your wiki.
Aulawiki21:Embellecer mi wiki

Educational Wikis: A list of articles, resources and educational wikis.
List of wikis

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  • Educational Wikis (Ejemplos wikis educativos)


Click here to see examples of educational wikis.

Eduwikis Primaria

Eduwikis Secundaria



In case you are a little bit lost with the English language, have a look to the following tutorial in Spanish: