Working With Wikispaces

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A powerpoint presentation showing students how to join and edit our class Wikispace.

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Working With Wikispaces

  1. 1. Working with Wikispaces An introduction for students
  2. 2. What is a wiki??? <ul><li>A website that allows visitors to add, remove, edit and change content. </li></ul><ul><li>It also allows for linking among any number of pages and websites. </li></ul><ul><li>It is easy to use and an effective tool for collaborative authoring. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Creating your Account http://multimediamadness.wikispaces.com <ul><li>Click JOIN </li></ul>
  4. 4. Fill In <ul><li>Username: first name last initial </li></ul><ul><li>EX. Marlap </li></ul><ul><li>Password: write it down!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Email: one that works! </li></ul><ul><li>Make a Wiki? NO </li></ul><ul><li>your username will be how the teacher credits you for your work. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Requesting Permission <ul><li>After you have Joined. </li></ul><ul><li>You MUST Request Permission to join the multimediamadness wikispace. </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not see this page, you should type in http://multimediamadness.wikispaces.com into your browser again. </li></ul>*Note- It may take a couple minutes for me to approve you. You can’t go on until you are approved!!
  6. 6. Find your group page <ul><li>Each group has a link on the left side of the page. Once your membership has been accepted, click on your group name to redirect to your group’s page. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Your Group Page Page Name Discussion Tab Work Space
  8. 8. Your Wiki… All the information that you want people to learn about your topic will go here
  9. 10. Editing your page <ul><li>INSERTING TEXT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on <Edit this page> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ONLY ONE PERSON can edit at a time. You may want to cut and paste your work from MS Word and save it right away. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the discussion tab to communicate with your group. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Discussing Your Work Click on the Discussion Tab to post a message (or reply) to your group
  11. 12. Other Cool Things You Can do with the Editor Add or delete links Insert pictures and files Embed Widgets
  12. 13. Editing your page <ul><li>INSERTING LINKS </li></ul><ul><li>If you have a website that you want to add to your page….. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on <Edit this page>. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight the link you wish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to add from your source. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the link button </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose external link </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paste the weblink from </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>another source. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click ADD Link </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Editing your page. <ul><li>EMBEDDING WIDGETS </li></ul><ul><li>What is a Web Widget ? </li></ul><ul><li>A web widget is a mini-web application you can put in your web page, blog or social profile that can quickly and easily provide your visitors with, user specific information , extra functionality, and even a bit of fun and games. </li></ul><ul><li>A widget is available in a ready-to-use formats and are visually attractive and customizable by the user. It takes the form of pictures, graphs, statistics, summary, or just numbers. </li></ul><ul><li>Its a snippet of HTML code which is available from the website which hosts the widget. you can &quot;copy&quot; that code and &quot;embed&quot; in your web page. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Editing your page <ul><li>Embedding A Widget </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create and save one using the appropriate application. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on <Edit this page> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the TV icon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select the type of widget you are using. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow the directions provided </li></ul></ul>

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