Wikispace Intro Learning Latin America Project

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Wikispace Intro Learning Latin America Project

  1. 1. LEARNING LATIN AMERICA PROJECT Working with Wikispaces An introduction for students
  2. 2. 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>
  3. 3. Visit http://learninglatinamerica.wikispaces.com <ul><li>Click JOIN </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Username: first name last initial period** </li></ul><ul><li>EX. kristinh2 </li></ul><ul><li>Password </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Make a Space? NO </li></ul>Fill in ** Your username will be how the teacher credits you for your work.
  5. 5. Find your group page <ul><li>Each group has a link on the left side of the page. Click on your group name to redirect to your group’s page. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Your Group Page <ul><li>Page Name </li></ul>Discussion Tab Work Space
  7. 7. Discussion tab <ul><li>Page Name </li></ul>Discussion Tab Work Space
  8. 8. Discussing your work <ul><li>Click on the Discussion tab to post a message to your group. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Your Wiki… <ul><li>Page Name </li></ul>Discussion Tab Work Space All of the information for that you want people to learn about your topic will go here
  10. 10. Editing your page <ul><li>INSERTING TEXT </li></ul><ul><li>Click on <Edit this page> </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 your group. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Editing your page <ul><li>INSERTING DOCUMENTS </li></ul><ul><li>If you have a word document that you want to add to your page… </li></ul><ul><li>Click on <Edit this page> </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the tree icon in the toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>. Click on <browse>, insert the filename and click on <upload file>. </li></ul><ul><li>Place the cursor where you want the file link to go. Then double-click on the file. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 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>
  13. 13. Some cool tools… <ul><li>For Recording audio </li></ul><ul><li>EVOCA http://www.evoca.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>For Embedding PowerPoints </li></ul><ul><li>SLIDESHARE http://www.slideshare.net/ </li></ul>

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