Working with Wikispaces.com

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Published on February 3, 2009

Author: cwhite449

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A basic introduction to working with Wikispaces.com for use within the classroom.

Wikispaces for Teachers A Guide to Using Them in Your Classroom This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License Charles White Lenoir County Public Schools handouts.wikispaces.com

What is a Wiki? A webpage with an Edit button Easy to use Perfect for collaborative learning This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

A webpage with an Edit button

Easy to use

Perfect for collaborative learning

Why Wikispaces? easiest to use No experience necessary. You are up and running in minutes. Constantly bring you new and improved features Flexible This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

easiest to use

No experience necessary. You are up and running in minutes.

Constantly bring you new and improved features

Flexible

Why Bring It To The Classroom? Great motivator for students Easy to monitor Allows for creativity and innovation Encourages participation of all students Promotes communication between students, teachers, and parents A new, interesting way to learn This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

Great motivator for students

Easy to monitor

Allows for creativity and innovation

Encourages participation of all students

Promotes communication between students, teachers, and parents

A new, interesting way to learn

How Can I Use it in a Classroom? Simple websites Peer-reviewed projects Group projects Manage school and classroom documents Classroom discussion and debate Teacher collaboration Post classroom assignments Collaborate with an international classroom

Simple websites

Peer-reviewed projects

Group projects

Manage school and classroom documents

Classroom discussion and debate

Teacher collaboration

Post classroom assignments

Collaborate with an international classroom

Example of Wikis www.handouts.wikispaces.com (This wiki) www.wikipedia.org (wiki encyclopedia) www.thebeehive.wikispaces.com (classroom wiki) www.gadgetcamp.wikispaces.com (group/camp wiki) www.lenoirtechplan.wikispaces.com (planning wiki) www.ourcommunities.wikispaces.com (collaborative wiki) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

www.handouts.wikispaces.com (This wiki)

www.wikipedia.org (wiki encyclopedia)

www.thebeehive.wikispaces.com (classroom wiki)

www.gadgetcamp.wikispaces.com (group/camp wiki)

www.lenoirtechplan.wikispaces.com (planning wiki)

www.ourcommunities.wikispaces.com (collaborative wiki)

Getting Started… This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

Wiki Terms User Account: Your identity on Wikispaces, consisting of username, password, and e-mail address Space: A wiki on which you can collaborate Page: Each space can consist of multiple pages This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

User Account: Your identity on Wikispaces, consisting of username, password, and e-mail address

Space: A wiki on which you can collaborate

Page: Each space can consist of multiple pages

Wiki Terms Continued Wikispaces has different permissions settings for your space Public : Anyone can view or edit your Wikispace Protected: Anyone can view your space but only members can edit Private: Only members can view or edit your space This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

Wikispaces has different permissions settings for your space

Public : Anyone can view or edit your Wikispace

Protected: Anyone can view your space but only members can edit

Private: Only members can view or edit your space

Editing Your Wiki Click the Edit This Page button at the top of your wiki. Write the text you would like on your page. You can format it with bold, underline, italics, headings, and more. Once you are done editing, click Save . This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

Click the Edit This Page button at the top of your wiki.

Write the text you would like on your page.

You can format it with bold, underline, italics, headings, and more.

Once you are done editing, click Save .

Adding Links on Your Wiki Click Edit This Page . Highlight the text you would like to link and click on the earth icon in the toolbar. Another window will appear allowing you to create a link to another page in your space or another website. Click Ok . This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

Click Edit This Page .

Highlight the text you would like to link and click on the earth icon in the toolbar.

Another window will appear allowing you to create a link to another page in your space or another website.

Click Ok .

Adding Images to Your Wiki Click Edit This Page . Click the icon that looks like a tree. Browse your computer for the image you would like and click Open . Upload the chosen picture or file. Place your cursor where you would like the image on the page. Double click the image or file to place it on the page. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

Click Edit This Page .

Click the icon that looks like a tree.

Browse your computer for the image you would like and click Open .

Upload the chosen picture or file.

Place your cursor where you would like the image on the page.

Double click the image or file to place it on the page.

Adding Media to Your Wiki Click Edit This Page . Go to the icon of the TV in the toolbar. Choose the type of object you’d like to embed. Follow the instructions for embedding each object. Click Save . This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

Click Edit This Page .

Go to the icon of the TV in the toolbar.

Choose the type of object you’d like to embed.

Follow the instructions for embedding each object.

Click Save .

The end This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License Thank you, Charles White [email_address] www.handouts.wikispaces.com www.gadgetcamp.wikispaces.com

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