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The

        Way
    Rachel Boyd,
      Nelson Central School
           August 2007

http://rachelboyd.blogspot.com
    [...
Shall we start with the
       good news
          or
 the bad news about
         wikis?
Good                Bad
News    ...
The Good news:
 If you can use a
  word processor
   (eg. Word)…




YOU CAN WIKI!
The Bad news:
   “Wiki-ing” can be

HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!
Why         s
 are great!
  They are free!
Why         s
 are great!
 They are easy to:
    set up, use
update and monitor
Why         s
 are great!
  They are cross
     platform:
  [Can be used on PCs or Macs]
Why         s
 are great!
 They run on older
    computers
Why         s
 are great!
They can run with a
   slower Internet
     connection
Why         s
 are great!
 They are available
   from home and
       school
Why         s
 are great!
  They facilitate
   collaboration
So, what is a
            ?
This video, by the folks at Commoncraft,
explains the theory behind a wiki “in Plain
 English”...
“A web page with
 an edit button”
s are…
A type of web site that allows users to easily
                    add,
                  remove,
     and otherwis...
Two important
        buttons!
   When using a wiki there are two
 important buttons to understand and
                 us...
Types of                                  s
Space types:
• Public:
  Can be viewed by anyone.
  Also can be edited by anyo...
Features of   s
Keeping                                   s safe
• Keep wiki ‘protected’ so only members
  can edit
• Use students first n...
Top                               s to
                view
http://del.icio.us/wikiworkshop
   Then click on “top wikis” o...
Walkthrough
   Ways and ideas wikis can be used in the
                classroom

http://del.icio.us/wikiworkshop
   Then ...
basics
Creating a “space”
Editing a page (using the toolbar)
Creating a link
Inserting pictures
Uploading files/documents
...
Top                    Tips
Small edits
Save regularly
Use the history
Refresh page before writing
Make use of the di...
Let’s
        !
There are numerous places to get
     and start a wiki for free.



  We will be using Wikispaces
who provide advertising-...
More??
• Notes, presentations and tutorials on:
  http://rachelboyd.wikispaces.com
 [click on wiki workshop in the sidebar...
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The Wiki Way

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Main presentation on using wikis in education. See my other presentations for the intro and teaser.
http://rachelboyd.blogspot.com
http://rachelboyd.wikispaces.com

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The Wiki Way

  1. 1. The Way Rachel Boyd, Nelson Central School August 2007 http://rachelboyd.blogspot.com [rshirley@paradise.net.nz]
  2. 2. Shall we start with the good news or the bad news about wikis? Good Bad News News
  3. 3. The Good news: If you can use a word processor (eg. Word)… YOU CAN WIKI!
  4. 4. The Bad news: “Wiki-ing” can be HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!
  5. 5. Why s are great! They are free!
  6. 6. Why s are great! They are easy to: set up, use update and monitor
  7. 7. Why s are great! They are cross platform: [Can be used on PCs or Macs]
  8. 8. Why s are great! They run on older computers
  9. 9. Why s are great! They can run with a slower Internet connection
  10. 10. Why s are great! They are available from home and school
  11. 11. Why s are great! They facilitate collaboration
  12. 12. So, what is a ? This video, by the folks at Commoncraft, explains the theory behind a wiki “in Plain English” without using ANY technology! http://www.teachertube.com/skin/player/fullscreen2.html?file=/flvideo/4339.flv http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY [This presentation is embedded on my wiki page of notes: http://rachelboyd.wikispaces.com Should you wish to view the presentation again.]
  13. 13. “A web page with an edit button”
  14. 14. s are… A type of web site that allows users to easily add, remove, and otherwise edit and change some available content This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative authoring.
  15. 15. Two important buttons! When using a wiki there are two important buttons to understand and use. They are: and
  16. 16. Types of s Space types: • Public: Can be viewed by anyone. Also can be edited by anyone. • Protected: Can be viewed by anyone Only can be edited by members of the space. • Private: Can only be viewed or edited by members of the space.
  17. 17. Features of s
  18. 18. Keeping s safe • Keep wiki ‘protected’ so only members can edit • Use students first names/initials only on the wiki and for user names • Track users’ comments in discussion tabs • Parents can be invited to join • Emails not necessary to sign up - email wikispaces with details instead • Use history tab to undo any ‘changes’ • School rules apply - have a wiki agreement or policy with students
  19. 19. Top s to view http://del.icio.us/wikiworkshop Then click on “top wikis” on the sidebar
  20. 20. Walkthrough Ways and ideas wikis can be used in the classroom http://del.icio.us/wikiworkshop Then click on “wiki tour” on the sidebar
  21. 21. basics Creating a “space” Editing a page (using the toolbar) Creating a link Inserting pictures Uploading files/documents Creating a new page Using page history Using the discussion tab
  22. 22. Top Tips Small edits Save regularly Use the history Refresh page before writing Make use of the discussion tab
  23. 23. Let’s !
  24. 24. There are numerous places to get and start a wiki for free. We will be using Wikispaces who provide advertising-free wikis to teachers and educators.
  25. 25. More?? • Notes, presentations and tutorials on: http://rachelboyd.wikispaces.com [click on wiki workshop in the sidebar] • Links to top wikis and professional readings on: http://del.icio.us/wikiworkshop

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