Think of three different ways you could use a wiki page to enhance learning in your classroom
Activity Time Group Intro 2 minutes Whole group Give one, Get one 5 minutes Small Groups Wow With Wiki 8 Minutes Whole Group Practice Page 12 Minutes Small Groups Wrap up 3 Minutes Whole Group
What’s a wiki?
A wiki is a simple web page or collection of web pages that groups, friends, and families can edit together
The collaborative encyclopedia “wikipedia” is one of the best known wikis
Students can …
collaborate to create and edit web content quickly and easily
share their website with others
… and wikis are easier than learning html to make a webpage!
Wikis to check out …
Mr. Cargill’s Class Site http://mrjaysclass.wikispaces.com/
Report Wiki – Collaborative research project on the history of pirates by students in grades 4-6 http://arrrpirates.wikispaces.com/
Sample Wiki http://rosenbel.wikispaces.com/
Give one, Get one
On a blank piece of paper, write down one way you might like to use a wiki page in your classroom
Find a partner and tell him or her about your idea. Learn from this person how they imagine using a wiki page
Visit my sample wiki page
Go to http:// rosenbel.wikispaces.com /
I made a wiki page about Lots To Gardens
To edit, go to “edit page” tab
You won’t need to log in, because my website is set to “public” and everyone can view and edit my sample page
(you could also set your page to “protected” which means everyone can view the page, but only wiki members can edit, or “private”, which means only wiki members can view and edit pages)
Thanks for visiting my webpage!
Let’s get started!
Go to: wikispaces.com
1. Pick a username
2. Set your password
3. Enter your email address
4. Name your wikispace (this name will go here in the url
Here’s what it looks like:
Making it yours: personalize your wiki
To change the back round of your wiki, and try out
new layouts and color,
… and then click on …
Look and feel (under settings)
Try experimenting with different back round colors and themes! You can also create a cool logo for your group
Here’s a screenshot of my page with the “Notebook” theme
Pictures , files, and feeds, oh my!
Remember: to upload pictures, click on:
-photo icon (click on “file” to upload images and files)
-browse and upload photos from your desktop
Don’t forget to save your work!
Pictures, files, and feeds, oh my! cont.
Did you know?
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”
Pictures, files, and feeds, oh my!
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!
From the hat, you will randomly select a task from this list:
-make headings of different sizes
-create an internal link
-create an external link
-upload a photo
-upload a file such as a word document or pdf
-change the theme of your page cont.
Wiki or Tricky
Wiki or Tricky cont.
Teach your partner how to make a change to their website!
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