What’s a Wiki?
• A wiki is a website that uses wiki software,
allowing the easy creation and editing of any
number of interlinked Web pages, using a simpliﬁed
markup language or a WYSIWYG text editor,
within the browser.
• Wikis are often used to create collaborative
websites and to power community websites. The
collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia is one of
the best-known wikis.
Why WIKI at all?
• HBL due to H1N1 & other pandemics
• LEAD allows us only 2 slots - Tuesday:
12noon to 2pm and Thursday: 6pm to 8pm
• Online collaborative work for the digital
natives - our pupils!
• FREE ~ for our needs, at this point of time.
What is your workﬂow like?
MS Word MS Word
MS Excel MS Excel
MS PPT MS PPT
• Collaborative Page Editing
• Let multiple people collaborate on the
same page. No need to send documents
around and wait for comments -- your
pages and documents can be centralized on
the workspace for as many editors as you
grant access to.
• Document management & ﬁle sharing
• Use PBworks's Document Management
feature to share documents, spreadsheets,
Powerpoints, or any kind of document
imaginable -- right on your workspace.
• Complete history and audit trail
• PBworks keeps a complete audit trail of
every change made to your workspace. See
who changed what. Reverse any change
with a couple clicks.Your PBworks allows
you to maintain full accountability of your
• Easily invite others to collaborate
• Invite 1 or 1,000 users to your PBworks in
seconds. (If you're a teacher, PBworks also
features Classroom Accounts for students
without email addresses.) No more
complicated user provisioning and no more
waiting for IT. Inviting users is easy.
• Automatic notiﬁcations by RSS and email
• PBworks notiﬁes you of every edit so you
can monitor changes and engage when you
need to. Notiﬁcations by RSS and email
allow you to keep up to date, automatically.
(formerly pbWiki - peanut butter wiki, really)
a) Lay out ground rules whilst using Wiki
FrontPage b) Direct pupils with clear instructions of Where to go & WHAT to
a) One page per pupil, per activity, per Subject? Depends on nature
of assignment - collaborative or individual?
b) Further instructions can be placed in assignment pages
Other Pages c) Post assignment directly onto a page and get all pupils to do on
d) Can have other sub-pages within main-pages: Subjects,etc.
a) Remember 2 GB Limit
Files b) Upload softcopy of WS done on MS Word and get pupils to print
& do and hand-in hardcopy?
Folders a) Keeping all the ﬁles in order - according to subject, perhaps?
Pages & Files Tab