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    • Using PBWorks in the Classroom
      By Jason Horadam
    • What is a wiki?
      First wiki - wikiwikiweb – Ward Cunnigham
      Hawaiian word for quick – quick web
      Collaboration tool
    • Why use a wiki in my classroom?
      Children have a sense of ownership
      Ideas are explored in detail and expanded upon
      Great for digital portfolios
      A place for sharing work and ideas
      Can be worked on from home and school
    • How are wikis used outside of education?
      Wikipedia is the most well known and used wiki to date. Let’s look at the way a Wikipedia page is set up to help us understand how to set up our PBWorks pages.
      George W. Bush learns to use Wikipedia
    • Very popular for education
      Has a discussion tab on each page
      Same functions basically as PBWorks
      DET has it blocked for student access
      Example of a wikispaces wiki
    • What can my class do with PBWorks?
      Class Resources - Publish class notes, PowerPoint lectures, schedules and policies; show off examples of great student work.
      Group Projects - Build collaborative pages, start discussions and encourage comments.
      Parent Outreach - Keep parents involved. Post assignments, key dates and volunteer lists. All available at home, from work, or anywhere.
      Student Portfolios - Give students their own page to post content, upload homework, and share their work.
      Expand Horizons - Share and interact with other classrooms or groups, across town or around the world.
      Looking for more ideas?  Check out our educator community to see what real teachers are doing with PBworks in their classrooms.
    • PBWorks Plans
      PBWorks has three options for teachers to consider.
    • Signing up to PBWorks
      Be careful when choosing your subdomain name as it can’t be changed once the account is set up.
    • Signing your kids up to PBWorks
      Go to settings tab
      Click ‘Classroom accounts’
      Select the number of children you wish to add
      Select their permission level – writer would be sufficient to stop them deleting important data
      Record names and adjust usernames
      Don’t use full surnames
      Print out passwords
    • Important Note
      Ensure that kids do not go to www.pbworks.com and try to log in as they will not be able to.
      They need to go to the URL for your workspace eg. www.mrhoradam.pbworks.com
    • Permissions
      Classroom and Campus editions allow you to grant specific permissions to users
      Five permission levels in PBWorks:
      Page Level Only
    • Permissions cont.
      Access workspace security options via ‘Settings’ tab
      You can also edit permissions on any individual page as the administrator via the menu on the right hand side of the page
      ‘Control access to this page’ options
    • Settings
      Using the settings tab you can modify:
      Details of the wiki
      Colour scheme
      Import a school logo
      Export a zip file of all pages and content for a personal backup