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Wiki development committee

  1. 1. Wiki-Development Committee <ul><li>Bob Blank & Carol Meeker, </li></ul><ul><li>co-administrators </li></ul><ul><li>We are charged with the development and oversight of the wikis in order to make them: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>useful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>attractive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>well organized </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>A wiki is a website that allows the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages using a simplified text editor. Wikis are often used to create collaborative wiki websites, to power community websites, and in knowledge management systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: Wiki Definition. Retrieved September 19, 2010, from the Wikipedia Web site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why use a Wiki? <ul><li>Resource websites will increasingly be a tool you will use as an educator to access information necessary for the classroom. Your familiarity with their use will make you more of an asset to your district. </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll be a better teacher! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Role of the Wiki-Development Committee <ul><li>Develop overall organization of pages and information </li></ul><ul><li>Provide posting and tagging guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Oversight of weekly postings </li></ul><ul><li>Support members with editing and layout </li></ul><ul><li>Problem resolution </li></ul>
  5. 5. Wiki Development Committee Page <ul><li>Located on the General Teacher Resources webpage at http://k12-general.wetpaint.com </li></ul><ul><li>Subpages will detail guidelines for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>organization of information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>citation of sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>linking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>posting and editing </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. General and Content Area Specific Wikis <ul><li>Each Committee will be posting in all five wikis. </li></ul><ul><li>Postings content of use to all science teachers should be placed on the General Wiki under topic heads (as listed in left column) </li></ul><ul><li>Content specific research findings should be placed in specific wikis as appropriate </li></ul>Biology Chemistry Earth Science Physics
  7. 7. Getting Started <ul><li>Check the Wiki-Development Committee pages often </li></ul><ul><li>Go to www.WetpaintCentral.com for quick tips on using </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy Edit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding Links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload Photos and Videos </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Helpful Hints <ul><li>Please maintain high quality of postings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cite references using APA style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use proper grammar and spelling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Always notify reader when an entry is not verifiable fact (or researched based). If posting yours or others’ opinion, clearly state. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Finally <ul><li>Talk to us! Your email to us on Angel email will turn your good idea into an improvement to our wiki sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Your Wiki Committee: </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Blank </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Meeker </li></ul>

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