Seton Intro - Working With Wikis

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Seton Intro - Working With Wikis

  1. 1. Working with Wikis Seton Catholic School August 27, 2009
  2. 2. Agenda • Welcome • Introductions • Wiki What?? • Examples of Wikis • Your Turn • Getting Help • Next Steps
  3. 3. What is a Wiki? • A Web site that... • enables visitors to modify content • is easy to use • permits easy linking to other pages and documents
  4. 4. Wiki What??? • Wikis in Plain English • http://www.commoncraft.com/ video-wikis-plain-english
  5. 5. Examples of Wikis • EduWiki - http://eduwikius.wikispaces.com/ • Reporting Back - http://reportingback.wikispaces.com/ • First Grade Classroom - http://b-7bobcats.wikispaces.com/ • Fifth Grade Classroom - http://jabernethy.wikispaces.com/
  6. 6. Your Turn • Point your browser to: • http://setonschool.wikispaces.com • A Look Around • Navigate to the Prof Development page
  7. 7. Create Your Wiki
  8. 8. A Few Account Tips • Use first initial last name • anoonen • Make note of your password!! • NO spaces
  9. 9. Permissions
  10. 10. Editing Your Page • Click on • One person can edit a space/page at a time
  11. 11. Edit Toolbar • Bold • Numbered list • Italicize • Bulleted list • Underline • Insert horizontal line • Text color, alignment, shading • Insert hyperlink (URL) • Font Size • Remove hyperlink
  12. 12. Edit Toolbar (Continued) • Insert images and files • Embed widgets • Insert table • Insert special characters • Insert code
  13. 13. Begin to Edit • Enter some text about your class/ classroom • Enter the following text: • Visit our school Web site at http:// www.seton-school.com/ • Click Save
  14. 14. Inserting a Link • If you don’t want to type the entire URL... • Click • Highlight the text • Click on the • Click the External Link tab • Enter/paste the URL • Click Add Link, then Save
  15. 15. Add A Page • Click New Page • Enter the Name of the New Page • Schedule • From the Toolbar, select Insert Table
  16. 16. Working with the Table • Define table
  17. 17. Newsletter Page • Click New Page • Enter the Name of the New Page • Newsletters • Click the mountain icon in the toolbar
  18. 18. Newsletter Page (con’t)
  19. 19. Newsletter (con’t) • Position the cursor where you want the file/file link placed. Double-click o the file to insert it.
  20. 20. Meet Your Teacher • Click New Page • Enter the Name of the New Page • A Little About Me
  21. 21. Look and Feel • You can change your Wiki’s theme, color scheme and logo. • Select Manage Your Wiki. • Settings • Look and Feel • Logo
  22. 22. • Help for K-12 Teachers • http://www.wikispaces.com/help+teachers • Wiki Walk-Through • http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/ • Video Tutorials • http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour#introduction • Educational Wikis • http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/
  23. 23. Next Steps •October session •TBD •4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. •November 5th session •4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. •anoonen@mac.com

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