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Using Wikis in the Classroom<br />Welcome!<br />Please remember to sign the attendance register<br />
Wiki ?????<br />&quot;Wiki wiki&quot; means “very quickly&quot; in the Hawaiian language. Hawaiians typically double words...
What is a Wiki?<br />A wiki is a website that uses special software which allows for the easy creation and editing of any ...
What can you do with a wiki?<br />Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. T...
Local Link to “Wikis in Plain English” Video<br />Watch on You Tube<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY<br />S...
Wikispaces offers several account types ranging from free to Private Labe Premium <br />
Here’s an example of a Private Label Portal…<br />
Today….<br /><ul><li>We’re going to create a free Educator wiki at Wikispaces.com
Your URL will be…Yourwikiname.wikispaces.com
Your new wiki may be pulled into your school district’s Private Label account at a later date
Your Private Label URL would be…</li></ul>     Yourwikiname.yourdistrict.wikispaces.net<br />
This is your link to the world of wikis!<br />
Try<br />these<br />settings<br />
Congratulations! You have a wiki!<br />
Now that you’ve got your own wiki, let’s learn how to make it great!<br />
Your Wiki Dashboard<br />
Let’s take a tour…<br />
Take a flying leap!<br />
Send an email<br />
Your Wiki Account…<br />goes to the settings tab of your Dashboard<br />
Help!<br />
In addition to all of this…<br />There’s always<br />help@wikispaces.com<br />
Now, let’s run our fingers through the tabs!<br />
The name of the page…<br />Keep ‘um short!<br />
The page as it appears on the web… Note the little Action Icon!<br />
Control at your finger tips!<br />
This link shows you what other pages contain links to this page.<br />
Change the name of your page…<br />Remember to keep it short!<br />
Delete a page…<br />Once it’s gone, it’s gone for good!<br />
Redirect the link to this page, and make another page come up when a user clicks the link to this page. <br />
Examine recent page changes!<br />
A VERY IMPORTANT TOOL!<br />
Be sure you understand the meaning of each permission level!<br />When in doubt… keep it PRIVATE!<br />
Customize<br />Permissions!<br />
This is actually a discussion about what should be on the associated page!<br />
Examine and compare page changes<br />
Go back to where you were!<br />
More ways to compare!<br />
RSS…<br />ReallySimple<br />Syndication<br />
You can subscribe to your Wikispaces RSS feed with any number of RSS readers!<br />
Look for the radio waves!<br />
Wait a minute!<br />We forgot the most important button of all!<br />
The pageEdit button…<br />Your gateway to wiki creativity!<br />
Page<br />Content<br />Tags<br />A tag is a form of metadata<br />
1<br />2<br />3<br />Getting started is as easy as 1, 2, 3…<br />
And then…<br />Buttons, buttons, buttons!<br />
The infamous Widget Menu!<br />Let’s play!<br />
Don’tskip this link!<br />
Insert “Embed” code here…<br />
The Code<br />&lt;embed src=&quot;http://www.teachertube.com/embed/player.swf&quot; width=&quot;470&quot; height=&quot;260...
It’s a Widget!<br />
Save… and it’s on your page!<br />
Let’s take a look at the Navigation menu.<br />
Create a new page<br />Show recent changes<br />Change Wiki settings<br />List of visible wiki pages<br />Edit the List of...
List pages automatically using the default “include pageList” widget…<br />Or, delete this and make your own menu links… O...
Double-click and modify the Page list to show only pages with specific tags!<br />
Manage Your Wiki!<br />
Pages…<br />Manage both viewable and invisible pages in your wiki.<br />
Files… Add and delete files to which you can link from your wiki pages. <br />
Customize parts built-in of your wiki using the Content Manager.<br />
Manage the members of your wiki and invite new members.<br />
Customize the look and feel of your wiki.<br />
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  1. 1. Using Wikis in the Classroom<br />Welcome!<br />Please remember to sign the attendance register<br />
  2. 2. Wiki ?????<br />&quot;Wiki wiki&quot; means “very quickly&quot; in the Hawaiian language. Hawaiians typically double words for emphasis.<br />Actually pronounced “wee-kee” (rhyming with leaky) according to Ward Cunningham, the original programmer and namer of the technology.<br />
  3. 3. What is a Wiki?<br />A wiki is a website that uses special software which allows for the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages using a simple, commonly-agreed-upon markup language or code.<br />
  4. 4. What can you do with a wiki?<br />Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. The collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia is one of the best-known examples of a wiki.Wikis are used in business to provide intranet and knowledge management systems.<br />
  5. 5. Local Link to “Wikis in Plain English” Video<br />Watch on You Tube<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY<br />Some examples<br />
  6. 6.
  7. 7.
  8. 8.
  9. 9.
  10. 10. Wikispaces offers several account types ranging from free to Private Labe Premium <br />
  11. 11. Here’s an example of a Private Label Portal…<br />
  12. 12. Today….<br /><ul><li>We’re going to create a free Educator wiki at Wikispaces.com
  13. 13. Your URL will be…Yourwikiname.wikispaces.com
  14. 14. Your new wiki may be pulled into your school district’s Private Label account at a later date
  15. 15. Your Private Label URL would be…</li></ul> Yourwikiname.yourdistrict.wikispaces.net<br />
  16. 16. This is your link to the world of wikis!<br />
  17. 17. Try<br />these<br />settings<br />
  18. 18. Congratulations! You have a wiki!<br />
  19. 19. Now that you’ve got your own wiki, let’s learn how to make it great!<br />
  20. 20. Your Wiki Dashboard<br />
  21. 21. Let’s take a tour…<br />
  22. 22. Take a flying leap!<br />
  23. 23. Send an email<br />
  24. 24. Your Wiki Account…<br />goes to the settings tab of your Dashboard<br />
  25. 25. Help!<br />
  26. 26. In addition to all of this…<br />There’s always<br />help@wikispaces.com<br />
  27. 27. Now, let’s run our fingers through the tabs!<br />
  28. 28. The name of the page…<br />Keep ‘um short!<br />
  29. 29. The page as it appears on the web… Note the little Action Icon!<br />
  30. 30. Control at your finger tips!<br />
  31. 31. This link shows you what other pages contain links to this page.<br />
  32. 32. Change the name of your page…<br />Remember to keep it short!<br />
  33. 33. Delete a page…<br />Once it’s gone, it’s gone for good!<br />
  34. 34. Redirect the link to this page, and make another page come up when a user clicks the link to this page. <br />
  35. 35. Examine recent page changes!<br />
  36. 36. A VERY IMPORTANT TOOL!<br />
  37. 37.
  38. 38. Be sure you understand the meaning of each permission level!<br />When in doubt… keep it PRIVATE!<br />
  39. 39. Customize<br />Permissions!<br />
  40. 40. This is actually a discussion about what should be on the associated page!<br />
  41. 41. Examine and compare page changes<br />
  42. 42. Go back to where you were!<br />
  43. 43. More ways to compare!<br />
  44. 44. RSS…<br />ReallySimple<br />Syndication<br />
  45. 45. You can subscribe to your Wikispaces RSS feed with any number of RSS readers!<br />
  46. 46. Look for the radio waves!<br />
  47. 47. Wait a minute!<br />We forgot the most important button of all!<br />
  48. 48. The pageEdit button…<br />Your gateway to wiki creativity!<br />
  49. 49. Page<br />Content<br />Tags<br />A tag is a form of metadata<br />
  50. 50. 1<br />2<br />3<br />Getting started is as easy as 1, 2, 3…<br />
  51. 51. And then…<br />Buttons, buttons, buttons!<br />
  52. 52. The infamous Widget Menu!<br />Let’s play!<br />
  53. 53.
  54. 54. Don’tskip this link!<br />
  55. 55. Insert “Embed” code here…<br />
  56. 56. The Code<br />&lt;embed src=&quot;http://www.teachertube.com/embed/player.swf&quot; width=&quot;470&quot; height=&quot;260&quot; bgcolor=&quot;undefined&quot; allowscriptaccess=&quot;always&quot; allowfullscreen=&quot;true&quot; flashvars=&quot;file=http://www.teachertube.com/embedFLV.php?pg=video_38821&menu=false&frontcolor=ffffff&lightcolor=FF0000&logo=http://www.teachertube.com/www3/images/greylogo.swf&skin=http://www.teachertube.com/embed/overlay.swf&volume=80&controlbar=over&displayclick=link&viral.link=http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=38821&stretching=exactfit&plugins=viral-1&viral.callout=none&viral.onpause=false&quot; /&gt;<br />Embed just about anything…<br />
  57. 57. It’s a Widget!<br />
  58. 58. Save… and it’s on your page!<br />
  59. 59. Let’s take a look at the Navigation menu.<br />
  60. 60. Create a new page<br />Show recent changes<br />Change Wiki settings<br />List of visible wiki pages<br />Edit the List of visible wiki pages<br />
  61. 61. List pages automatically using the default “include pageList” widget…<br />Or, delete this and make your own menu links… Or, just add links to it.<br />
  62. 62. Double-click and modify the Page list to show only pages with specific tags!<br />
  63. 63. Manage Your Wiki!<br />
  64. 64. Pages…<br />Manage both viewable and invisible pages in your wiki.<br />
  65. 65. Files… Add and delete files to which you can link from your wiki pages. <br />
  66. 66. Customize parts built-in of your wiki using the Content Manager.<br />
  67. 67. Manage the members of your wiki and invite new members.<br />
  68. 68. Customize the look and feel of your wiki.<br />
  69. 69. Track the use of your wiki.<br />
  70. 70. Manage Your Wiki!<br />…AND MUCH MORE!<br />
  71. 71. Here we go…<br />This is the part where you get to create your very own Wikispaces masterpiece!<br />Enjoy!<br />
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