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How to use wikis in the classroom


<ul><li> 1. Wikispaces for Teachers A Guide to Using Them in Your Classroom</li></ul> <p> 2. What is a Wiki? </p> <ul><li>A webpage with an Edit button </li></ul> <ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul> <ul><li>Perfect for collaborative learning </li></ul> <p> 3. Why Wikispaces? </p> <ul><li>The worlds easiest to use wiki </li></ul> <ul><li>No experience necessary. You are up and running in minutes. </li></ul> <ul><li>Constantly bring you new and improved features </li></ul> <ul><li>Develop the product based on what you, our community, wants. </li></ul> <ul><li>Highly-praised customer service </li></ul> <p> 4. What Our Users Are Saying WOW!I honestly thought my email to you guys was going to be a shout into the night like it is for most places - but then you responded right away [Wikispaces] has become indispensable to what I do. -Matt Dilley "Let me say how impressed I am with your service. It always amazes me that such an organization still has that personal touch. -Westley Field "Since I set up a Wikispace for my classes I have received nothing but positive feedback from parents, students and other faculty members. I have found a new resource that is easily accessible by students and parents. It allows parents to find out what their son or daughter is doing in my courses. Thank you. - Blair Simms 5. Why Bring It To The Classroom? </p> <ul><li>Great motivator for students </li></ul> <ul><li>Easy to monitor </li></ul> <ul><li>Allows for creativity and innovation </li></ul> <ul><li>Encourages participation of all students </li></ul> <ul><li>Promotes communication between students, teachers, and parents </li></ul> <ul><li>A new, interesting way to learn </li></ul> <p> 6. How Can I Use it in a Classroom? </p> <ul><li>Simple websites </li></ul> <ul><li>Peer-reviewed projects </li></ul> <ul><li>Group projects </li></ul> <ul><li>Manage school and classroom documents</li></ul> <ul><li>Classroom discussion and debate </li></ul> <ul><li>Teacher collaboration </li></ul> <ul><li>Post classroom assignments </li></ul> <ul><li>Collaborate with an international classroom </li></ul> <p> 7. Getting Started 8. Wiki Terms </p> <ul><li>User Account:Your identity on Wikispaces, consisting of username, password, and e-mail address </li></ul> <ul><li>Space:A wiki on which you can collaborate </li></ul> <ul><li>Page:Each space can consist of multiple pages </li></ul> <p> 9. Wiki Terms Continued </p> <ul><li>Wikispaces has different permissions settings for your space </li></ul> <ul><li>Public : Anyone can view or edit your Wikispace </li></ul> <ul><li>Protected:Anyone can view your space but only members can edit </li></ul> <ul><li>Private:Only members can view or edit your space </li></ul> <p> 10. Editing Your Wiki </p> <ul><li>Click theEdit This Pagebutton at the top of your wiki. </li></ul> <ul><li>Write the text you would like on your page. </li></ul> <ul><li>You can format it with bold, underline, italics, headings, and more. </li></ul> <ul><li>Once you are done editing, clickSave . </li></ul> <p> 11. Adding Links on Your Wiki </p> <ul><li>ClickEdit This Page . </li></ul> <ul><li>Highlight the text you would like to link and click on the earth icon in the toolbar. </li></ul> <ul><li>Another window will appear allowing you to create a link to another page in your space or another website. </li></ul> <ul><li>ClickOk . </li></ul> <p> 12. Adding Images to Your Wiki </p> <ul><li>ClickEdit This Page . </li></ul> <ul><li>Click the icon that looks like a tree. </li></ul> <ul><li>Browseyour computer for the image you would like and clickOpen . </li></ul> <ul><li>Uploadthe chosen picture or file. </li></ul> <ul><li>Place your cursor where you would like the image on the page. </li></ul> <ul><li>Double click the image or file to place it on the page. </li></ul> <p> 13. Adding Media to Your Wiki </p> <ul><li>ClickEdit This Page . </li></ul> <ul><li>Go to the icon of the TV in the toolbar. </li></ul> <ul><li>Choose the type of object youd like to embed. </li></ul> <ul><li>Follow the instructions for embedding each object. </li></ul> <ul><li>ClickSave . </li></ul> <p> 14. Time for an Activity 15. Activity </p> <ul><li>Lets teach each other about various countries </li></ul> <ul><li>Take the next 15 minutes to edit your wikis text, add links, and add an image or a video clip. </li></ul> <p> 16. Additional Features for Teachers </p> <ul><li>Wikispaces will create your student accounts for you! </li></ul> <ul><li>Check out our K-12 Educational Community at: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li> </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 17. Our Offer to Teachers Plus Plan is FREE for Educators ! 18. Wikis for Your School District </p> <ul><li>Private Label Benefits: </li></ul> <ul><li>Self-contained wiki environment </li></ul> <ul><li>Unlimited spaces and user accounts </li></ul> <ul><li>Safe and secure </li></ul> <ul><li>Administrative control </li></ul> <ul><li>Wikispaces support </li></ul> <p>Learn more about Wikispaces Private Label at 19. Questions? </p> <ul><li>Visit us: </li></ul> <ul><li> </li></ul> <ul><li>Email us: </li></ul> <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul> <p> 20. Thank You Thanks for listening and watching along.We hope to hear from you soon.Until then, - The Wikispaces Team: Adam, Bisma, Dom, James, and Sarah </p>