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A "how to" use wikispaces and wikis in education.

A "how to" use wikispaces and wikis in education.

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  • Wide World of Wikis www.mhsdivas.wikispaces.com January 17, 2009 Melissa Lynch and Wendy Sutton
  • Wikispaces for Teachers A Guide to Using Them in Your Classroom
  • Getting to Know You!
  • Our Objectives
    • To introduce teachers to wikis and their many uses in education.
    • To encourage and assist in the design and use of their own classroom wikis.
  • What is a Wiki?
    • A webpage with an Edit button
    • Easy to use
    • Perfect for collaborative learning
  • Why Bring It To The Classroom?
    • Promotes communication between students, teachers, and parents
    • Great motivator for students
    • Easy to monitor
    • Allows for creativity and innovation
    • Encourages participation of all students
    • A new, interesting way to learn
  • How Can I Use it in a Classroom?
    • Simple websites
    • Peer-reviewed projects
    • Group projects
    • Manage school and classroom documents
    • Classroom discussion and debate
    • Teacher collaboration
    • Post classroom assignments
    • Collaborate with an international classroom
  • Examples of Wikis
    • www.wikipedia.com
    • www. thebeehive . wikispaces .com
    • www.gadgetcamp.wikispaces.com
    • www.terrythetennisball.wikispaces.com
    • ADD MORE
  • Getting Started…
  • Wiki Terms
    • Wikispaces has different permissions settings for your space
    • Public : Anyone can view or edit your Wikispace
    • Protected: Anyone can view your space but only members can edit
    • Private: Only members can view or edit your space
  • Wikispace Tour Introduction http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour#introduction
  • Activity
    • Use your handout to sign-up for your wikispaces account.
    • Edit your page and experiment using the font and formatting tools.
  • Wikispace Tour Look and Feel http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour#myspace
  • Activity
    • Click on the Manage Wiki Button on the left side of your wikispace page.
    • Click on Look and Feel and play with your space theme and color scheme.
  • Wikispace Tour Files and Photos http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour#files
  • Questions?
    • Visit us:
    • http://www.wikispaces.com
    • http://www.wikispaces.com
    • Email us:
    • [email_address]
    • [email_address]
    • [email_address]