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  • 1. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
    Wikispaces for TeachersA Guide to Using Them in Your Classroom
  • 2. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
    What is a Wiki?
    • A webpage with an Edit button
    • 3. Easy to use
    • 4. Perfect for collaborative learning
  • This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
    Why Wikispaces?
    The world’s easiest to use wiki
    No experience necessary. You are up and running in minutes.
    Constantly bring you new and improved features
    Develop the product based on what you, our community, wants.
    Highly-praised customer service
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    What Our Users Are Saying
    “WOW!…I honestly thought my email to you guys was going to be a shout into the night like it is for most places - but then you responded right away… [Wikispaces] has become indispensable to what I do.”
    -Matt Dilley
    "Since I set up a Wikispace for my classes I have received nothing but positive feedback from parents, students and other faculty members. I have found a new resource that is easily accessible by students and parents. It allows parents to find out what their son or daughter is doing in my courses. Thank you.”
    - Blair Simms
    "Let me say how impressed I am with your service. It always amazes me that such an organization still has that personal touch.”
    -Westley Field
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    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
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    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
  • 8. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
    Getting Started…
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    Wiki Terms
    • User Account: Your identity on Wikispaces, consisting of username, password, and e-mail address
    • 10. Space: A wiki on which you can collaborate
    • 11. Page: Each space can consist of multiple pages
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Time for an Activity
  • 17. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
    Activity
    Let’s teach each other about various countries
    Take the next 15 minutes to edit your wiki’s text, add links, and add an image or a video clip.
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    Additional Resources for Teachers
    Wikispaces will create your student accounts for you!
    http://www.wikispaces.com/help+teachers
    Check out our K-12 Educational Community at:
    http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com
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    Our Offer to Teachers
    Plus Plan is
    FREE
    for Educators!
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    Wikis for Your School District
    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 www.wikispaces.com/site/privatelabel
  • 21. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
    Questions?
    Visit us:
    http://www.wikispaces.com
    Email us:
    help@wikispaces.com
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    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