Wikis in the K-2  Classroom     …And other details!  GPISD Instructional Media Specialist            Denise Wallace
Welcome!     GPISD Instructional Media Specialist               Denise Wallace
•   Be sure to sign in•   If you are a walk-in, you are responsible for credit•   Please “silence” cell phones and take an...
Introduction to Wikis• What is a Wiki? It is simply a collaborative website  where users can interact with one another and...
How-to Video GPISD Instructional Media Specialist           Denise Wallace
Getting Started with Wikis• Let’s look at Examples of Classroom Wikis:   – http://desbuffalo.wikispaces.com         • Inte...
Ideas for using Wikis in a K-2 Class?•   Author Studies                              •    Newsletters•   Book Reviews     ...
Now it’s your turn to Practice…• Go to http://wikispaces.com• On your handout, turn to Section II – (page 3 of your  hando...
Adding and Editing Pages - is easy                       (Page 4 of your handout)This is an example of the HOME Page wher...
This is EDIT Mode.  Notice the edit toolbar is similar to a WORD Document.Don’t forget to SAVE your work to return to VIEW...
Creating a NEW PAGE.Title your page and add tags if desired.             Click CREATE.
Still creating a NEW PAGE You are now in EDIT mode again and can make any text changes.You can also add LINKS, IMAGES, an...
EMBEDDING a VIDEO WIDGET and adding an EXTERNAL LINK                    (Page 4 & 6 of your handout)       GPISD Instructi...
Your Created page may look different in VIEW mode vs. EDIT mode.              Notice the Video Widget is now visible.
Creating Student Accounts...       (page 7 of your handout)
After clicking USER CREATOR, this screen appears
Create Users/Members by typing Usernames and Passwords
Continue with Username/Password setup
Finally, VERIFY Username/Password setup
Questions…?For a list of more Wiki “Farms” try the following links…http://www.wikimatrix.org/ Comprehensive listing of MAN...
Useful Tips…• COPYRIGHT LAWS…      http://www.gpisd.org      Departments      Library Media Services      Copyright Laws• ...
Completion of CourseTECHNOLOGY EVALUATION LINKS (the star icon) are now available on your computer desktop. Please complet...
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  1. Wikis in the K-2 Classroom …And other details! GPISD Instructional Media Specialist Denise Wallace
  2. Welcome! GPISD Instructional Media Specialist Denise Wallace
  3. • Be sure to sign in• If you are a walk-in, you are responsible for credit• Please “silence” cell phones and take any calls into the hall• Check email / Internet during the breaks• Be sure to get all handouts before leaving GPISD Instructional Media Specialist Denise Wallace
  4. Introduction to Wikis• What is a Wiki? It is simply a collaborative website where users can interact with one another and make changes to anything on the site. It can be thought of as a combined Word Document and Website in one.• WIKI is a Hawaiian term (wiki-wiki) which means “quick.”• Wikis are easy to edit and have the ability to track the history of anything that is being edited. So, what you post can be traced (accountability).• Wikis are becoming more and more popular in education for students and/or teachers to work on projects collaboratively: Reports, Research Projects, Classroom Introductions, Homework Assignments, etc.• Popular Wiki sites are free when you sign up or register. GPISD Instructional Media Specialist Denise Wallace
  5. How-to Video GPISD Instructional Media Specialist Denise Wallace
  6. Getting Started with Wikis• Let’s look at Examples of Classroom Wikis: – http://desbuffalo.wikispaces.com • Interactive space for students to record their daily assignments, collaborate on projects, and provide book reviews. – http://hop2wilson.wikispaces.com • Mrs. Hopkins 2nd grade wiki – http://room4-wiki.wikispaces.com • Our Hockey Story – 1st Grade – http://kindergartencce.wikispaces.com/ • Kindergarten Layout Ideas (Great Wiki) – http://instructionalmediawallace.pbworks.com/w/page/44406413/FrontPage • Instructional Technology Wiki (Wallace) GPISD Instructional Media Specialist Denise Wallace
  7. Ideas for using Wikis in a K-2 Class?• Author Studies • Newsletters• Book Reviews • Pen Pals• Research Projects • Recipes• Reading Logs • School Tours• Links to educational websites • Student of the Week• Virtual Field Trips • Test Reviews• Vocabulary • Introductions• Math and Science problems • Spelling Lists• Writing Prompts • Alphabet• Calendars • Editing Problems• TEACHER COLLABORATION • Comment on postings• Parent Communication • Class Story GPISD Instructional Media Specialist Denise Wallace
  8. Now it’s your turn to Practice…• Go to http://wikispaces.com• On your handout, turn to Section II – (page 3 of your handout) – “Creating a Wiki” and follow the directions to “Create an account…”• Notice that there is a site tour… http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour and free educator access link… http://www.wikispaces.com/t/x/teachers/th4• We will learn how to EDIT and ADD PAGES ADD IMAGES, FILES and LINKS ADD VIDEOS and WIDGETS GPISD Instructional Media Specialist Denise Wallace
  9. Adding and Editing Pages - is easy  (Page 4 of your handout)This is an example of the HOME Page where you can VIEW your work.
  10. This is EDIT Mode. Notice the edit toolbar is similar to a WORD Document.Don’t forget to SAVE your work to return to VIEWING mode.
  11. Creating a NEW PAGE.Title your page and add tags if desired. Click CREATE.
  12. Still creating a NEW PAGE You are now in EDIT mode again and can make any text changes.You can also add LINKS, IMAGES, and VIDEO to any information.
  13. EMBEDDING a VIDEO WIDGET and adding an EXTERNAL LINK (Page 4 & 6 of your handout) GPISD Instructional Media Specialist Denise Wallace
  14. Your Created page may look different in VIEW mode vs. EDIT mode. Notice the Video Widget is now visible.
  15. Creating Student Accounts... (page 7 of your handout)
  16. After clicking USER CREATOR, this screen appears
  17. Create Users/Members by typing Usernames and Passwords
  18. Continue with Username/Password setup
  19. Finally, VERIFY Username/Password setup
  20. Questions…?For a list of more Wiki “Farms” try the following links…http://www.wikimatrix.org/ Comprehensive listing of MANY Wikis!http://wiki.wetpaint.comhttp://pbwiki.comhttp://wikispaces.com GPISD Instructional Media Specialist Denise Wallace
  21. Useful Tips…• COPYRIGHT LAWS… http://www.gpisd.org Departments Library Media Services Copyright Laws• Instructional Technology Help Page… http://gpisdtechhelp.pbworks.com/w/page/6413893/GPISD-TECH-HELP (PBWiki Link with useful GPISD tips) Departments Technology Instructional Media Technology Help GPISD Instructional Media Specialist Denise Wallace
  22. Completion of CourseTECHNOLOGY EVALUATION LINKS (the star icon) are now available on your computer desktop. Please complete before leaving today. Please feel free to contact me… denise.wallace@gpisd.org Powell Elementary 972-522-6900 Reagan Middle School 972-522-7300 Instant Messenger GPISD Instructional Media Specialist Denise Wallace

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