Wiki 1: Getting Started

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Easy first steps to starting your wiki-spaces page.
For beginning students

uploaded/embeded for my class from Chris Smith 2007
http://wikivideolibrary.blogspot.com/2007/05/wiki-1-getting-started.html

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http://wikivideolibrary.blogspot.com/

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Wiki 1: Getting Started

  1. 1. Wiki 1: Getting Started Site: Wiki-spaces For: Beginners Think: Organize First
  2. 2. Headings <ul><li>What are the major points of your content? </li></ul><ul><li>Create a heading for all of them. </li></ul><ul><li>Three Headings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heading 1-most important </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Heading 2- next important </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Heading 3-next important </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Making a Heading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drop-down menu at top </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click down arrow and choose heading </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Table of Contents <ul><li>Headings 1, 2, 3 will appear in a Table of Contents (TOC) </li></ul><ul><li>To create TOC: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Type the following on your page: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[[toc]] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Think about your headings, and organize logically to easily help your reader through your table of contents </li></ul>
  4. 4. Make New Page <ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Type the name of your new page in double brackets: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[[New Page]] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Check your spelling! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Page Contents <ul><li>What content? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research and report on topics of interest to you and to others; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthesize the information with sources and graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Table of Contents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your online name (privacy protected--see your teacher) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content in your own words, written clearly, concisely, and interestingly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content hyperlinked to your sources within the text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphics to extend the understanding to your readers </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Rules <ul><li>Preview with teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with a partner to guide you in your content ideas and written language skills (style and conventions) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with discussion/comments --explain your revision ideas and allow the author to decide to edit his/her own page </li></ul><ul><li>Honor yourself: credit sources and use your own words </li></ul><ul><li>Edit other’s work only for repeated information or editing errors -- not content; do not delete or revise other’s work. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember your name and password; keep them to yourself </li></ul>
  7. 7. Have a go! <ul><li>Just try it ! </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your teacher for help. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask another student expert for help. </li></ul><ul><li>Just remember: do onto others what you would want done to you. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That means: treat people, feelings, ideas, content, pages, etc. with respect. </li></ul></ul>

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