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  1. 1. + Modern Information Sharing Justin James Fall 2010 Wiki
  2. 2. + What is a Wiki?  ”A wiki is a website that allows the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages via a web browser using a simplified markup language or a WYSIWYG text editor” – taken from Wikipedia  Wikis In Plain English
  3. 3. + What I Know Is…  The first wiki was created in 1994 was called wikiwikiweb.com  Wiki wiki is the Hawaiian word for quick and their shuttle busses on the island are called wikis  Many organizations now use wikis as an important software tool for collaboration and coordination.
  4. 4. + What are common examples of wikis?  Wikipedia - An online encyclopedia.  Medpedia - Online medical information resource  Wikileaks - Leaked documents from whistleblowers  Wikinews - Collaborative current news reports. There are many other examples, can you think of any?
  5. 5. + Making A Wiki  Go to www.pbworks.com and create a free account  Locate the "New Page" link on the side menu on the left side of the screen.  A new page with a single text box at the top will appear. Enter the name of your new page. Make sure that you don’t include any spaces in your title. If you need a space between words in the title, put an underscore _ in place of a space.  When editing a Wiki open the page you wish to edit, and click on the button “Edit this Page” at the top.  When editing only one person can edit the page at a time.  If you are familiar with word, wikis use very similar tools such as bold, underline, italics, font size, style and color.  To add an image, while on an edit page, simply click the "insert image" link and browse your files to find the image. After you upload image, save and test.  To add a document, while on an edit page, simply click the "Attach file" link and browse your files to find document. After you upload, save and test.* Once you edit your page make sure you save! Save as often as possible!
  6. 6. + Uses for wikis in education  Communication among educators concerning curriculum or helpful/useful online tools  Communication between students and educators. Class dictionary, timeline, peer help/feedback, notes  Group/classroom projects  Resources for students and educators alike.
  7. 7. + Wikis in Education Through a search engine or existing wiki site, find at least one example of a wiki being used in your field of education. Feel free to share what you have found with the class!
  8. 8. + Get out there and Wiki! We will be using wikis in this class regularly and implementing the use of this technology in the classroom is encouraged
  9. 9. + sources  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki  http://innovations08.pbworks.com/Wikis