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  • 1. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />Wikispaces for TeachersA Guide to Using Them in Your Classroom<br />
  • 2. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />What is a Wiki?<br /><ul><li> A webpage with an Edit button
  • 3. Easy to use
  • 4. Perfect for collaborative learning</li></li></ul><li>This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />Why Wikispaces?<br />The world’s easiest to use wiki<br />No experience necessary. You are up and running in minutes.<br />Constantly bring you new and improved features<br />Develop the product based on what you, our community, wants.<br />Highly-praised customer service<br />
  • 5. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />What Our Users Are Saying<br />“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.”<br /> -Matt Dilley<br />&quot;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.”<br /> - Blair Simms<br />&quot;Let me say how impressed I am with your service. It always amazes me that such an organization still has that personal touch.”<br /> -Westley Field <br />
  • 6. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />Why Bring It To The Classroom?<br />Great motivator for students<br />Easy to monitor<br />Allows for creativity and innovation<br />Encourages participation of all students<br />Promotes communication between students, teachers, and parents<br />A new, interesting way to learn<br />
  • 7. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />How Can I Use it in a Classroom?<br />Simple websites<br />Peer-reviewed projects<br />Group projects<br />Manage school and classroom documents <br />Classroom discussion and debate<br />Teacher collaboration<br />Post classroom assignments<br />Collaborate with an international classroom<br />
  • 8. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />Getting Started…<br />
  • 9. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />Wiki Terms<br /><ul><li>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</li></li></ul><li>This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />Wiki Terms Continued<br />Wikispaces has different permissions settings for your space<br />Public: Anyone can view or edit your Wikispace<br />Protected: Anyone can view your space but only members can edit<br />Private: Only members can view or edit your space<br />
  • 12. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />Editing Your Wiki<br />Click the Edit This Page button at the top of your wiki.<br />Write the text you would like on your page.<br />You can format it with bold, underline, italics, headings, and more.<br />Once you are done editing, click Save.<br />
  • 13. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />Adding Links on Your Wiki<br />Click Edit This Page.<br />Highlight the text you would like to link and click on the earth icon in the toolbar.<br />Another window will appear allowing you to create a link to another page in your space or another website.<br />Click Ok.<br />
  • 14. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />Adding Images to Your Wiki<br />Click Edit This Page.<br />Click the icon that looks like a tree.<br />Browse your computer for the image you would like and click Open.<br />Upload the chosen picture or file.<br />Place your cursor where you would like the image on the page.<br />Double click the image or file to place it on the page.<br />
  • 15. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />Adding Media to Your Wiki<br />Click Edit This Page.<br />Go to the icon of the TV in the toolbar.<br />Choose the type of object you’d like to embed.<br />Follow the instructions for embedding each object.<br />Click Save.<br />
  • 16. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />Time for an Activity<br />
  • 17. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />Activity<br />Let’s teach each other about various countries<br />Take the next 15 minutes to edit your wiki’s text, add links, and add an image or a video clip.<br />
  • 18. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />Additional Resources for Teachers<br />Wikispaces will create your student accounts for you!<br />http://www.wikispaces.com/help+teachers<br />Check out our K-12 Educational Community at:<br />http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com<br />
  • 19. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />Our Offer to Teachers<br />Plus Plan is<br />FREE<br />for Educators!<br />
  • 20. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />Wikis for Your School District<br />Private Label Benefits:<br />Self-contained wiki environment<br />Unlimited spaces and user accounts<br />Safe and secure<br />Administrative control<br />Wikispaces support<br />Learn more about Wikispaces Private Label at www.wikispaces.com/site/privatelabel<br />
  • 21. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />Questions?<br />Visit us:<br />http://www.wikispaces.com<br />Email us:<br />help@wikispaces.com<br />
  • 22. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License <br />Thank You<br />Thanks for listening and watching along. We hope to hear from you soon. Until then,<br />- The Wikispaces Team:<br />Adam, Bisma, Dom, James, and Sarah<br />

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