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    • Wiki What? Using Wikis for Teaching and Learning Your facilitator: Kevin Sherman
    • Wiki What will we do ?
      • Quick Introduction
      • 3-2-1 Activity to learn about wikis
      • Share Ideas & Questions
      • Make your own wiki
    • What is a Wiki?
      • A webpage with an Edit button
      • Easy to use
      • Perfect for collaborative learning
    • Why Wikispaces?
      • “ The world’s easiest to use wiki.”
      • No experience necessary. You are up and running in minutes.
      • There are other good wiki sites:
        • PB Wiki
        • Wetpaint
    • Why Bring It To The Classroom?
      • Great motivator for students
      • Easy to monitor
      • Allows for creativity and innovation
      • Encourages participation of all students
      • Promotes communication between students, teachers, and parents
      • A new, interesting way to learn
    • How Can I Use it in a Classroom?
      • Simple websites
      • Peer-reviewed projects
      • Group projects
      • Manage school and classroom documents
      • Classroom discussion and debate
      • Teacher collaboration
      • Post classroom assignments
      • Collaborate with an international classroom
    • How does a wiki work?
    • Wiki Terms
      • User Account: Your identity on Wikispaces, consisting of username, password, and e-mail address
      • Space: A wiki on which you can collaborate
      • Page: Each space can consist of multiple pages
    • Wiki Terms Continued
      • Wikispaces has different permissions settings for your space
      • Public : Anyone can view or edit your Wikispace
      • Protected: Anyone can view your space but only members can edit
      • Private: Only members can view or edit your space
    • Editing Your Wiki
      • Click the Edit This Page button at the top of your wiki.
      • Write the text you would like on your page.
      • You can format it with bold, underline, italics, headings, and more.
      • Once you are done editing, click Save .
    • Adding Links on Your Wiki
      • Click Edit This Page .
      • Highlight the text you would like to link and click on the earth icon in the toolbar.
      • Another window will appear allowing you to create a link to another page in your space or another website.
      • Click Ok .
    • Adding Images to Your Wiki
      • Click Edit This Page .
      • Click the icon that looks like a tree.
      • Browse your computer for the image you would like and click Open .
      • Upload the chosen picture or file.
      • Place your cursor where you would like the image on the page.
      • Double click the image or file to place it on the page.
    • Adding Media to Your Wiki
      • Click Edit This Page .
      • Go to the icon of the TV in the toolbar.
      • Choose the type of object you’d like to embed.
      • Follow the instructions for embedding each object.
      • Click Save .
    • Time for an Activity
    • Getting to the Wiki
      • Get your guest number from Kevin
      • Open the .pdf “ Wiki Training Guests ”
      • Record your user name and password
    • Getting to the Wiki
      • Go to
      • Enter user name and password from the .pdf “ Wiki Training Guests ”
      • Under Favorite Wikis , click “ ShermanTraining ”
    • Additional Resources for Teachers
      • Wikispaces will create your student accounts for you!
      • Check out our K-12 Educational Community at:
    • Our Offer to Teachers Plus Plan is FREE for Educators !
    • Wikis for Your School
      • Private Label Benefits:
      • Self-contained wiki environment
      • Unlimited spaces and user accounts
      • Safe and secure
      • Administrative control
      • Wikispaces support
      Learn more about Wikispaces Private Label at
    • Questions?
      • Visit us:
      • Email us:
      • [email_address]
    • Thank You Thanks for listening and watching along. We hope to hear from you soon. Until then, - The Wikispaces Team: Adam, Bisma, Dom, James, and Sarah