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Wikis For Beginners

An introduction to wikis for classroom use, for people who have no experience with them.
http://www.stevenkatz.com/

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Wikis For Beginners

  1. 1. Wikis For Beginners <ul><li>By Steve Katz </li></ul><ul><li>August 17, 2010 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Provide a basic knowledge of how you can effectively use wikis. </li></ul><ul><li>Enable you to choose what is best for your class. </li></ul><ul><li>Get your wiki started. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Find this Presentation <ul><li>It will be available online at http://stevenkatz.com/pd </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wikis <ul><li>Wiki = Quick. </li></ul><ul><li>Web site. </li></ul><ul><li>Easily editable. </li></ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG </li></ul><ul><li>Embed other items </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/19490596/sizes/m/
  5. 5. Popular Wikis <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>PBWorks </li></ul><ul><li>WetPiant </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wiki Uses <ul><li>Disseminate information. </li></ul><ul><li>Resource creation. </li></ul><ul><li>Student participation. </li></ul><ul><li>Group projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Student interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Community. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Example Wikis <ul><li>http://kduncan.phoenix.wikispaces.net / </li></ul><ul><li>http://katz.phoenix.wikispaces.net / </li></ul><ul><li>http://aroundtheworldwith80schools.wikispaces.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http://alg1statsproject.wikispaces.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http://electionkatz.wikispaces.com / </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wiki Features <ul><li>Collaborative posting. </li></ul><ul><li>Threaded discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Lets Get Started! <ul><li>Go to http://www.phoenix.wikispaces.net / </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Make a New Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki name: your last name </li></ul><ul><li>Check Protected </li></ul><ul><li>Click Create </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other Features <ul><li>Editing toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Create a page </li></ul>
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    Aug. 17, 2010

An introduction to wikis for classroom use, for people who have no experience with them. http://www.stevenkatz.com/

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