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    Wikis Wikis Presentation Transcript

    • Wikis
    • Wikis
      What is a wiki :
      • a wiki is like a blank webpage you can write on with simple tools--text, photos, graphics, embed videos, embed PowerPoints, link web pages and more
      • Wikis in Plain English
    • Things to Think About
      How can a wiki save my school money?
      How can a wiki help save time?
      How can a wiki help with communication?
      How can a wiki help with organization?
      How can a wiki help my students to be better users of technology?
    • What Does Wiki Mean???
      Ward Cunningham created the first wiki in 1995
      He named it after the Wiki Wiki Shuttle at the Honolulu International Airport
      Wiki – Hawaiian word for quick.
      These plain web pages are quick and easy to create
    • Wikipedia
      the largest wiki in the world
      a free collaboratively edited online encyclopedia
    • Wikipedia
      It has been somewhat controversial as a research tool, but it has some good features:
      • It is a great starting point for a general understanding
      • The bibliographies are useful
    • How Can a Wiki be Used?
      View wikis created by others – Resource Links Wiki
      Create my own wiki to communicate with parents – Newsletter
      Create my own wiki with resource links for an assignment - Pathfinder
      Share collaborative works by your students
      Woodward Academy 3rd Grade Project
      Frederica Academy Pre K Book
    • Other Uses for a Wiki
      • Create library media websites - Example
      • Publish policies and procedures
      • Publish slideshows and photos – Example/Pre-K
      • Publicize special events
      • Communicate with parents – Newsletters
      • Share ideas and resources with colleagues – Faculty SnacksLab ScheduleCheck In/Out
      • Locate information on a topic, edit, or add to existing information
      • Post reading questions
      • Post homework assignments
      • Teach Assignments – Example
    • Example - WikiBook
      • Can be used in any subject area
      Science -planets, animals, chemicals, ocean zones
      History – civil war battles, world cultures, industrial revolution
      Literature – poetry, book reviews
      • Each student creates a chapter of the book
      • The table of contents is used to link to their chapters
      • Each of their wikis link back to the table of contents
      • Example – Literature
      • Example - Science
    • Free Wikis
      PB Works
      Wiki Spaces
      Wet Paint
    • PB Works
      ChooseLog in
      ChooseSign Up (under Please log in)
      Create Account
      Go to E-mail – click the link in the email message
      Go to Home – create wikispace
      Select Basic/ Free
      Insert an address for your wiki
      Check agree to non-commercial use
      Next – agree to terms of service
      Take me to my workspace
      Edit – get rid of their info and begin creating
    • Creating, Editing and Adding Links to Your Wiki
      • Click Edit
      • Type information that you want to share-adjust font, size, color, justify, etc.
      • Insert a link (find a website and copy the URL)
      Highlight a word that you will use to link to a website
      Click on insert/link on the toolbar
      Link type – URL
      Copy and paste the URL in the address bar
      Check the box “open in new window” …OK
    • Embed PowerPoint and Video
      Wiki Central –
      Embedded PowerPoint
      Embedded Video
      PhotoStory by PreK
    • Recap
      • View a wiki
      • Create a wiki for students (instructions, pathfinders, links)
      • Create a wiki as a newsletter
      • Create a wiki to collaborate with your co-workers
      • Assist students in creating a collaborative wiki