CFF Webinar: Working with Wikispaces

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CFF Webinar: Working with Wikispaces

  1. 1. Getting Started with Wikispaces CFF Coach Webinar Dec. 4th, 2007 Kristin Hokanson CFF Coach, UMASD
  2. 2. What is a wiki….? <ul><ul><li>a website that allows visitors to add, remove, edit and change content. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What is a wiki….? <ul><ul><li>a website that allows visitors to add, remove, edit and change content. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It also allows for linking among any number of pages and websites. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What is a wiki….? <ul><ul><li>a website that allows visitors to add, remove, edit and change content. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It also allows for linking among any number of pages and websites. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is easy to use and an effective tool for collaborative authoring. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. COMMON CRAFT SHOW
  6. 6. Visit http://wikispaces.com <ul><li>Create an account </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User name / passcode / email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DO NOT CREATE YOUR SPACE HERE… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you want to create a space be SURE to use the link for teachers to get an ad free site. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Each Wikispace has these elements <ul><li>Page Name </li></ul>Discussion Tab Page Content Space History Nav Bar: Other pages within the wiki
  8. 8. Navigation Pane <ul><li>The navigation on the left frame shows all of the pages in the space. </li></ul>
  9. 9. To add your ideas You join a space to edit the content. Once your membership is approved you can edit the content on any page in the wiki.
  10. 10. Editing Pages
  11. 11. Click Edit This Page
  12. 12. The Editing Toolbar Will Appear
  13. 13. Basic Editing Functions <ul><li>Bold </li></ul><ul><li>Italicize </li></ul><ul><li>Underline </li></ul><ul><li>Font Size </li></ul><ul><li>Numbered List </li></ul><ul><li>Bulleted List </li></ul><ul><li>Insert Horizontal Line </li></ul><ul><li>Insert Hyperlink (URL) </li></ul><ul><li>Remove Hyperlink (URL) </li></ul>1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  14. 14. Inserting Images and Documents <ul><li>Click on the Tree icon </li></ul><ul><li>Click Browse to locate your file & upload it to the wiki server </li></ul><ul><li>Select if you want the document to be inserted as a file icon or hyperlink </li></ul><ul><li>Place your mouse on the page where you want your document to appear </li></ul><ul><li>Double click on the document’s icon on the menu </li></ul>1 2 3 5
  15. 15. Editing your page <ul><li>INSERTING LINKS </li></ul><ul><li>If you have a website that you want to add to your page… </li></ul><ul><li>Click on <Edit this page>. </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the text </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the globe icon </li></ul><ul><li>Choose external link </li></ul><ul><li>Paste the weblink from another source. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Inserting Dynamic HTML: Widgets <ul><li>Click on the TV icon </li></ul><ul><li>Select the icon that corresponds to the widget type you are inserting. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I usually select Other HTML . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paste the Embed HTML code from your widget into the text field and click Save. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Adding Pages to your wiki <ul><li>Add pages to the wiki by clicking edit navigation and linking to the new page. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Saving Page Edits <ul><li>After you have completed your edits, you can add notes, and tags, click Save. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Editing your page <ul><li>NOTE </li></ul><ul><li>ONLY ONE PERSON can edit at a time. You may want to cut and paste your work from MS Word and save right away. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the discussion tab to communicate with a group. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Discussion Board Reading, Creating, and Replying to Discussion Topics
  21. 21. To add your ideas Each page has its OWN discussion tab Click on the discussion tab to add your thoughts.
  22. 22. Discussing your work <ul><li>Be sure your message includes a subject so people </li></ul><ul><li>know how to respond </li></ul>
  23. 23. Other Features
  24. 24. Wiki-messaging
  25. 25. Profile
  26. 26. Account Settings
  27. 27. Tracking Changes
  28. 28. Recent Changes: Edits
  29. 29. Recent Changes: Discussion
  30. 30. Recent Changes: Notify Me
  31. 31. Managing Space
  32. 32. Managing your space
  33. 33. Look and Feel
  34. 34. Members and Permissions
  35. 35. My Resource Wikis http://theconnectedclassroom.wikispaces.com http://umc4f.wikispaces.com http://umtechresources.wikispaces.com http://eduwiki.us
  36. 36. Student Wiki Projects http://learninglatinamerica.wikispaces.com http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com http://burell9english.wikispaces.com/
  37. 37. MORE INFO Kristin Hokanson [email_address] http://www.wikispaces.com/user/view/KHokanson Skype: kristinhokanson

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