Does anyone has an idea - any idea - of how to use the wiki in a class? I'll have 30 minutes to present a topic (history of a branch of linguistics) and one week to prepare.
The idea is that all the students in the class, including me, will have read a text for the class (about 20 pages). So, my job (I think) it's not to teach them something they don't know, but to bring something new. Exactly what I don't know.
I was thinking of editing an article in real time. That way, we could all organize what we read more thoroughly. But there might be something different to do with it.
What do you guys think?
I don't think that Wikipedia would like it if you were to use it that way, since you (probably) are using the internet connection from the school. And many edits in a row could result in an IP ban, which isn't a good thing (or the school could already have one, since students like to vandalise Wikipedia).
For the actual editing in class I would use either Google Docs (as insom already said) or maybe the Zoho Wiki (this has more of a wiki look and feel) and import the wiki article. And once you are done and like the outcome, you can upload the new article yourself (and take all the credit :P).
If you could master google docs that might be a better way to do real time editing and organization. My brother and I do really hard suduku puzzles via Skype and google docs together occasionally. It's really fun. I know they have graphs and pie charts available too, if that's relevant. You can have it set up so no one needs to login, but if the students are immature you might end up with deleted data and penises. :P
The Nicest thing about google docs is the revert. You can go back to any point in time really easily. Super helpful for when you fuck up a suduku.
Yes, there is. https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingu%C3%ADstica_textual