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USING WIKISPACES IN THE CLASSROOM A Presentation by Craig Wheatley
What is Wikispaces? <ul><li>Wikispaces is a free hosting service that allows the placement of information on a page for a ...
Why would I need to use this in my classroom? <ul><li>Wikispaces can be used to enhance instruction and bring it into the ...
One of the best features <ul><li>Wikispaces can be used to display not only writing, but images and sounds and documents f...
Make a class Wikispaces page <ul><li>On a Wikispace, teachers have the option to organize projects and with that, all info...
Online learning center option <ul><li>With a wikispace, a student can be invited to contribute, and they themselves can do...
Communication and Access <ul><li>Wikispaces is a great tool for discussion and communication as a tab can be added where q...
How is Wikispaces good for all learners? <ul><li>Wikispaces allows for differentiated instruction </li></ul><ul><li>It is ...
How to set up a Wikispaces Class? <ul><li>Now that you know about Wikispaces lets set up a page. </li></ul><ul><li>First: ...
<ul><li>Name your site and then manage your page by clicking on the manage button.  This way you can personalize the page....
<ul><li>Next, add pages to your wikispace by pressing the add new pages button. </li></ul>New Pages Button
<ul><li>Jazz up your page a little by adding your content, and inviting people (ie. Your students) to join your wikispace....
<ul><li>Adding people is easy, all you need to do is go to manage, then add people, type in the people you want to invite ...
ENJOY  YOUR  WIKISPACE
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Using Wikispaces In The Classroom

  1. 1. USING WIKISPACES IN THE CLASSROOM A Presentation by Craig Wheatley
  2. 2. What is Wikispaces? <ul><li>Wikispaces is a free hosting service that allows the placement of information on a page for a purpose, and allows anyone to access and contribute to the page </li></ul><ul><li>Example: A student may set up a wikispace for a class project </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces.com </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why would I need to use this in my classroom? <ul><li>Wikispaces can be used to enhance instruction and bring it into the twenty-first century. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces is also a FREE alternative to students to upload information and to be creative. </li></ul><ul><li>Even though these are great, Wikispaces can do a whole lot more. </li></ul>
  4. 4. One of the best features <ul><li>Wikispaces can be used to display not only writing, but images and sounds and documents for use. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Make a class Wikispaces page <ul><li>On a Wikispace, teachers have the option to organize projects and with that, all information is located in one spot. </li></ul><ul><li>This feature prevents students from wondering where a part is. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Online learning center option <ul><li>With a wikispace, a student can be invited to contribute, and they themselves can do their work on the wikispace site. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Communication and Access <ul><li>Wikispaces is a great tool for discussion and communication as a tab can be added where questions may be posed. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces can be accessed anywhere that there is a device that hooks up to the internet. Students can work at school and then work at home. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How is Wikispaces good for all learners? <ul><li>Wikispaces allows for differentiated instruction </li></ul><ul><li>It is easily accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students to be creative and collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to manage and navigate </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to set up a Wikispaces Class? <ul><li>Now that you know about Wikispaces lets set up a page. </li></ul><ul><li>First: Set up a site at Wikispaces.com </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Name your site and then manage your page by clicking on the manage button. This way you can personalize the page. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Next, add pages to your wikispace by pressing the add new pages button. </li></ul>New Pages Button
  12. 12. <ul><li>Jazz up your page a little by adding your content, and inviting people (ie. Your students) to join your wikispace. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Adding people is easy, all you need to do is go to manage, then add people, type in the people you want to invite then send. </li></ul>
  14. 14. ENJOY YOUR WIKISPACE

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