Wikispaces in education edpc605

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  1. 1. Wikispaces for TeachersA Guide to Using Them in Your Classroom This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
  2. 2. What is a Wiki?• A webpage with an Edit button• Easy to use• Perfect for collaborative learning This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
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  5. 5. Why Bring It To The Classroom?• Great motivator for students• Easy to monitor• Allows for creativity and innovation• Encourages participation of all students• Promotes communication between students, teachers, and parents• A new, interesting way to learn• http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
  6. 6. 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 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
  7. 7. Getting Started… This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
  8. 8. Wiki Terms• User Account: Your identity on Wikispaces, consisting of username,password, and e-mail address• Space: A wiki on which you can collaborate• Page: Each space can consist of multiple pages User Account Space 1 Space 2 Space 3 Page 1 Page 2 Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 1 Page 2 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
  9. 9. Wiki Terms ContinuedWikispaces 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 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
  10. 10. Editing Your Wiki• Click the Edit This Page button at the top of your wiki.• Write the text you would like on your page.• You can format it with bold, underline, italics, headings, and more.• Once you are done editing, click Save. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
  11. 11. Adding Links on Your Wiki• Click Edit This Page.• Highlight the text you would like to link and click on the earth icon in the toolbar.• Another window will appear allowing you to create a link to another page in your space or another website.• Click Ok. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
  12. 12. Adding Images to Your Wiki• Click Edit This Page.• Click the icon that looks like a tree.• Browse your computer for the image you would like and click Open.• Upload the chosen picture or file.• Place your cursor where you would like the image on the page.• Double click the image or file to place it on the page. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
  13. 13. Adding Media to Your Wiki• Click Edit This Page.• Go to the icon of the TV in the toolbar.• Choose the type of object you’d like to embed.• Follow the instructions for embedding each object.• Click Save. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
  14. 14. Time for an Activity This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
  15. 15. Activity• Let’s create a wiki for your classroom• Take the next 15 minutes to edit your wiki’s text, add links, and add an image or a video clip.• Join http://abilitiesnewsletter.wikispaces.com• In Word, create your assignment and copy and paste to your wikispaces This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
  16. 16. Additional Resources for Teachers• Wikispaces will create your student accounts for you! – http://www.wikispaces.com/help+teachers• Check out our K-12 Educational Community at: – http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

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