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WikiSpaces Help


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WikiSpaces Help

  1. 1. Wikispaces for Teachers A Guide to Using Them in Your Classroom
  2. 2. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>A webpage with an Edit button </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect for collaborative learning </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Wikispaces? <ul><li>The world’s easiest to use wiki </li></ul><ul><li>No experience necessary. You are up and running in minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly bring you new and improved features </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the product based on what you, our community, wants. </li></ul><ul><li>Highly-praised customer service </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Our Users Are Saying “ WOW!…I honestly thought my email to you guys was going to be a shout into the night like it is for most places - but then you responded right away… [Wikispaces] has become indispensable to what I do.” -Matt Dilley &quot;Let me say how impressed I am with your service. It always amazes me that such an organization still has that personal touch.” -Westley Field &quot;Since I set up a Wikispace for my classes I have received nothing but positive feedback from parents, students and other faculty members. I have found a new resource that is easily accessible by students and parents. It allows parents to find out what their son or daughter is doing in my courses. Thank you.” - Blair Simms
  5. 5. Why Bring It To The Classroom? <ul><li>Great motivator for students </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for creativity and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages participation of all students </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes communication between students, teachers, and parents </li></ul><ul><li>A new, interesting way to learn </li></ul>
  6. 6. How Can I Use it in a Classroom? <ul><li>Simple websites </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-reviewed projects </li></ul><ul><li>Group projects </li></ul><ul><li>Manage school and classroom documents </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom discussion and debate </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Post classroom assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with an international classroom </li></ul>
  7. 7. Getting Started…
  8. 8. Wiki Terms <ul><li>User Account: Your identity on Wikispaces, consisting of username, password, and e-mail address </li></ul><ul><li>Space: A wiki on which you can collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Page: Each space can consist of multiple pages </li></ul>
  9. 9. Wiki Terms Continued <ul><li>Wikispaces has different permissions settings for your space </li></ul><ul><li>Public : Anyone can view or edit your Wikispace </li></ul><ul><li>Protected: Anyone can view your space but only members can edit </li></ul><ul><li>Private: Only members can view or edit your space </li></ul>
  10. 10. Editing Your Wiki <ul><li>Click the Edit This Page button at the top of your wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>Write the text you would like on your page. </li></ul><ul><li>You can format it with bold, underline, italics, headings, and more. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you are done editing, click Save . </li></ul>
  11. 11. Adding Links on Your Wiki <ul><li>Click Edit This Page . </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the text you would like to link and click on the earth icon in the toolbar. </li></ul><ul><li>Another window will appear allowing you to create a link to another page in your space or another website. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Ok . </li></ul>
  12. 12. Adding Images to Your Wiki <ul><li>Click Edit This Page . </li></ul><ul><li>Click the icon that looks like a tree. </li></ul><ul><li>Browse your computer for the image you would like and click Open . </li></ul><ul><li>Upload the chosen picture or file. </li></ul><ul><li>Place your cursor where you would like the image on the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Double click the image or file to place it on the page. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Adding Media to Your Wiki <ul><li>Click Edit This Page . </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the icon of the TV in the toolbar. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the type of object you’d like to embed. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions for embedding each object. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Save . </li></ul>
  14. 14. Time for an Activity
  15. 15. Activity <ul><li>Let’s teach each other about various countries </li></ul><ul><li>Take the next 15 minutes to edit your wiki’s text, add links, and add an image or a video clip. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Additional Resources for Teachers <ul><li>Wikispaces will create your student accounts for you! </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Check out our K-12 Educational Community at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Our Offer to Teachers Plus Plan is FREE for Educators !
  18. 18. Wikis for Your School District <ul><li>Private Label Benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>Self-contained wiki environment </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited spaces and user accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Safe and secure </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative control </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces support </li></ul>Learn more about Wikispaces Private Label at
  19. 19. Questions? <ul><li>Visit us: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Email us: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  20. 20. Thank You Thanks for listening and watching along. We hope to hear from you soon. Until then, - The Wikispaces Team: Adam, Bisma, Dom, James, and Sarah