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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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    • 1. Wide World of Wikis www.mhsdivas.wikispaces.com January 17, 2009 Melissa Lynch and Wendy Sutton
    • 2. Wikispaces for Teachers A Guide to Using Them in Your Classroom
    • 3. Getting to Know You!
    • 4. 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.
    • 5. What is a Wiki?
      • A webpage with an Edit button
      • Easy to use
      • Perfect for collaborative learning
    • 6. 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
    • 7. 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
    • 8. Examples of Wikis
      • www.wikipedia.com
      • www. thebeehive . wikispaces .com
      • www.gadgetcamp.wikispaces.com
      • www.terrythetennisball.wikispaces.com
      • ADD MORE
    • 9. Getting Started…
    • 10. 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
    • 11. Wikispace Tour Introduction http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour#introduction
    • 12. Activity
      • Use your handout to sign-up for your wikispaces account.
      • Edit your page and experiment using the font and formatting tools.
    • 13. Wikispace Tour Look and Feel http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour#myspace
    • 14. 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.
    • 15. Wikispace Tour Files and Photos http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour#files
    • 16. Questions?
      • Visit us:
      • http://www.wikispaces.com
      • http://www.wikispaces.com
      • Email us:
      • [email_address]
      • [email_address]
      • [email_address]

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