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  1. 1. Wikis<br />
  2. 2. Wikis<br />What is a wiki : <br /><ul><li>a wiki is like a blank webpage you can write on with simple tools--text, photos, graphics, embed videos, embed PowerPoints, link web pages and more
  3. 3. Wikis in Plain English</li></li></ul><li>Things to Think About<br />How can a wiki save my school money?<br />How can a wiki help save time?<br />How can a wiki help with communication?<br />How can a wiki help with organization?<br />How can a wiki help my students to be better users of technology?<br />
  4. 4. What Does Wiki Mean???<br />Ward Cunningham created the first wiki in 1995<br />He named it after the Wiki Wiki Shuttle at the Honolulu International Airport<br />Wiki – Hawaiian word for quick. <br />These plain web pages are quick and easy to create<br />
  5. 5. Wikipedia<br />the largest wiki in the world<br />a free collaboratively edited online encyclopedia <br />
  6. 6. Wikipedia<br />It has been somewhat controversial as a research tool, but it has some good features:<br /><ul><li>It is a great starting point for a general understanding
  7. 7. The bibliographies are useful</li></li></ul><li>How Can a Wiki be Used?<br />View wikis created by others – Resource Links Wiki<br />Create my own wiki to communicate with parents – Newsletter<br />Create my own wiki with resource links for an assignment - Pathfinder<br />Share collaborative works by your students <br />Woodward Academy 3rd Grade Project<br />Frederica Academy Pre K Book<br />
  8. 8. Other Uses for a Wiki<br /><ul><li>Create library media websites - Example
  9. 9. Publish policies and procedures
  10. 10. Publish slideshows and photos – Example/Pre-K
  11. 11. Publicize special events
  12. 12. Communicate with parents – Newsletters
  13. 13. Share ideas and resources with colleagues – Faculty SnacksLab Schedule
  14. 14. Locate information on a topic, edit, or add to existing information
  15. 15. Post reading questions
  16. 16. Post homework assignments
  17. 17. Teach Assignments – Example</li></li></ul><li>Example - WikiBook<br /><ul><li>Can be used in any subject area</li></ul> Science -planets, animals, chemicals, ocean zones <br /> History – civil war battles, world cultures, industrial revolution<br /> Literature – poetry, book reviews<br /><ul><li>Each student creates a chapter of the book
  18. 18. The table of contents is used to link to their chapters
  19. 19. Each of their wikis link back to the table of contents
  20. 20. Example – Literature
  21. 21. Example - Science</li></li></ul><li>Free Wikis<br />PB Works <br />Wiki Spaces <br />Wet Paint<br />
  22. 22. PB Works<br /><ul><li></li></ul>ChooseLog in<br />ChooseSign Up (under Please log in)<br />Create Account<br />Go to E-mail – click the link in the email message<br />Go to Home – create wikispace<br />Select Basic/ Free<br />Insert an address for your wiki<br />Check agree to non-commercial use<br />Next – agree to terms of service<br />Take me to my workspace<br />Edit – get rid of their info and begin creating<br />
  23. 23. Creating, Editing and Adding Links to Your Wiki<br /><ul><li>Click Edit
  24. 24. Type information that you want to share-adjust font, size, color, justify, etc.
  25. 25. Insert a link (find a website and copy the URL)</li></ul> Highlight a word that you will use to link to a website<br /> Click on insert/link on the toolbar <br /> Link type – URL<br /> Copy and paste the URL in the address bar<br /> Check the box “open in new window” …OK<br /> Save<br />
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  28. 28. Recap<br /><ul><li>View a wiki
  29. 29. Create a wiki for students (instructions, pathfinders, links)
  30. 30. Create a wiki as a newsletter
  31. 31. Create a wiki to collaborate with your co-workers
  32. 32. Assist students in creating a collaborative wiki</li>