• Sign Up for an account at
• Wikispaces is offering a free “NO ADS”
space to educators
• You can add text, websites, images, and media
• Wiki’s are a great way to communicate
on the internet with students, parents,
• Fill in all the spaces and make sure you mark
View your Page
• Once you have created your account, you will
need to sign in.
• You will see this screen:
• Left side is your navigation
– New Page, Recent Changes, Manage Space,
Search & Home
• Top area are your page tools
– Edit, page, Discussion, History, & Notify Me
• The Center Area is where your text will
Edit Your First Page
• Click on the word Edit
• You will see this toolbar:
• It works just like a word processor
• You can add lines, links, pictures, media
sources, tables, and special characters
Edit Your First Page
• Type in some information.
• Use the bold, underline, etc to see what
To add a hyperlink
• Type in either a website name –
such as Technospud or the complete URL –
such as http://www.technospud.com
• Highlight the text and click on the WORLD
icon (the first world on the toolbar.)
To add a hyperlink
• You will see this window:
If you wish to link within
the wiki, you would use the
wiki link – that is how you
can link from page to page
within your wiki.
For right now – try using
the external link and type in
the link you wish to go to
once you click on the text.
Save Your Page
• Once you have added text to your page,
make sure you SAVE your page.
Working With Your Wiki
• The left side tools allow you to work
through your page.
If you wish to create a NEW page,
just click on NEW page. All editing,
etc stays the same on each page.
Recent changes is a great way to
track what is added to your page.
(**more on this later)
Manage your space gives you control
over your page.
• The Manage Space page gives you four items
to work with
• This lets you know who controls your page, if you have any
other people who can post (members), and also your page
– Space Contents
• Lets you see what pages you have created, files you have
uploaded, statistics, import a blog, and backing up or
exporting your page. (except for pages and files…this is
advanced wikiness in my humble opinion!!)
– Space Promotion
• Lets you brag about your page or post a wikispace image on
your personal home page/email/ etc.
• The next area is pretty important…..
– Space Settings
• First of all – you can set the name, description and license.
– The license area should be read carefully because it gives
you control over what people can do with what is posted in
• The Look & Feel area gives you the ability to colorize your
wiki to your liking. Also the layout and if you wish to add
an image as your logo. Grins, and if you are brave (I am
not) you can edit the wiki styles sheet.
• Members & Permissions allows you to invite people to View
And/Or Post (such as students, fellow teachers, etc)
• Subscription – Double Check this area – you should have an
Recent Changes – Great Tool
• This tool is available on the left side toolbar.
• It allows you to track WHO has added data to
– Let’s pretend that you are using this wiki within
your class and you invite each student to join –
with a nickname of course.
– And you assign a question to be answered on the
wiki for homework.
– This tool allows you to see WHO has posted and
• Wikispaces also has a TOUR you might wish to
take at https://www.wikispaces.com/ (it has
• Don’t worry if you make a mistake on your
WIKI – you can also Edit/Undo or just not
• Check out the settings at the top right of
your wiki to set some personal options.
• Check out the HELP option if you get stuck or
drop me an email.
• Why should you have a wiki??
– It’s a very easy to use online collaboration tool.
– It can be used by YOU to share ideas with other
teachers on ideas you want feedback on.
– It can be used by YOUR STUDENTS to track their
understanding on the subject you are teaching –
(ie: character study in Charlotte’s Web, history
lesson review, current events, etc.
– It can be used by YOUR STAFF to track staff
meetings, in-services, curriculum studies
– It can be used by YOUR PARENTS to keep track
of homework, of how their child is participating in
online discussions, etc.