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    • This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
      Wikispaces for TeachersA Guide to Using Them in Your Classroom
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      What is a Wiki?
      • A webpage with an Edit button
      • Easy to use
      • Perfect for collaborative learning
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      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
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      Getting Started…
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      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
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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
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      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
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      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