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

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