In addition to a chance to noodle around on the site and get some practice making a wiki, we’ll start by brainstorming ways that creating a webpage would be a good learning experience … field trips, reports, sharing science fair projects, research projects, shared bibliographies for group projects?
This is my time grid; I’ve condensed wiki tutorial into the ‘wow with wiki’ section. The practice page part of the workshop includes the small group activity ‘wiki or tricky’. Wrap up is for any questions.
(Wiki is a Hawaiian word for fast… there is a wiki wiki shuttle at honolulu airport) Making a wiki page is sort of like html, or hypertext markup language, in that there is text that surrounds webpage content and designates what the text should look like = = for section headings, * for bulleted lists (** to indent further), ‘’ for italics, and “” for bold … (in contrast, for bold in html, you enclose the text in<em>< em> use <h1> <h1> for headings etcetcetc At wikispaces, you can perform all these functions using a tool bar that looks a lot like what you might use for microsoft word, so it’s very intuitive.
Here’s a screenshot of my wiki page. Go to ltg wiki Go to ltg photos Edit page Show how to make headings, make an external link, make an internal link, upload pictures to internal link
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com for example Go to ‘edit page’ This is the point where participants will create their webpages
You can upload pdf and excel files the same way. If you want your files or photos on another page within your website, click the “link” icon. Select wiki link. The link will appear red in your page until you add content to it. To add content, click on your link. Then go to “edit page” from here you can upload your photos etc. You can double click on any photo to get the “image properties” box to appear. From there, you can add or edit the caption, etc.
This is our small group activity. By now, participants will have had a chance to try making a wiki page. For this activity, you’ll select a task and show another workshop participant how to make this change to their website. Then swap roles. This is a good time to ask questions from other workshop participants and the facilitator.
If you get stuck, go to “wikispaces” and check out the series of brief tours
You can upload a word document or pdf to your webpage. Just follow the instructions for uploading pictures.
You may wish to put your files under a new page. To do that, click on the “link” icon and select “wiki link”. The link will be red until you add content to that page by clicking on your link, and going to “edit page”
By clicking “recent changes”, you can see all the new edits and discussion at your wiki.
You might want to keep track of the recent edits and discussion posts at your webpage by using a feed-reader such as “bloglines”.
Simply click on the “notify me” tab, indicate which wikis you’d like to keep an eye on, and copy and paste the url into a feed reader such as blogline. Viola! You can view recent changes all in one place.
Click on your username to change your settings. You can bookmark pages by putting a star next to them. You can also change your email, or time zone here. You could have email notifications sent to you if someone responds to your discussion post. You can also upload a picture that will appear with your username whenever you make an edit!
Teach your partner how to make a change to their website!
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