Wikispaces in Education

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Wikispaces in Education : 

Wikispaces in Education A Tutorial from Jennifer Dorman

Why use wikis? : 

Why use wikis? http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english

Wikispaces Tutorial : 

Wikispaces Tutorial

Registering for Wikispaces & Creating Your Space : 

Registering for Wikispaces & Creating Your Space Accessing the free Plus features for educators

Wikispaces in Education : 

Wikispaces in Education Wikispaces is offering its Plus account to teachers for FREE ($50/year value) The Plus account offers the following: No advertising Enhanced privacy features Increased storage space http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers100K

Registering & Creating Your First Wiki : 

Registering & Creating Your First Wiki http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers100K

Creating a New Wiki : 

Creating a New Wiki Make sure you are signed into Wikispaces Go to: http://www.wikispaces.com/t/x/teachers100K

Educator FAQs : 

Educator FAQs I am already using Wikispaces and am a K-12 teacher. Can I take advantage of the free Plus space offer? Just email us at [email protected] and tell us the names of the spaces you need us to convert and mention that you're using those spaces exclusively for K-12 (primary and secondary) education. If you want to create more K-12 spaces, you can do so here: http://www.wikispaces.com/t/x/teachers100K .

Registering Students : 

Registering Students Is there an easy way to create accounts for all of my students? Sure - if you don't want your students to have to create accounts themselves, just email [email protected] with a list of usernames, email addresses (if you have them - if you don't just leave them out), and passwords in the following format and we'll create the accounts for you. user1,[email protected],password1 Length of Usernames and Passwords Please make sure that usernames are at least 3 characters long (we allow letters, numbers, underscores _, or dashes -) and that passwords are at least 6 characters long. Which Space? Finally, make sure to let us know which spaces we should add them to as members.

Signing In : 

Signing In

Sign In To Wikispaces : 

Sign In To Wikispaces

Sign In To Wikispaces : 

Sign In To Wikispaces Use the user name and password you created or were assigned.

Editing Pages : 

Editing Pages

Click Edit This Page : 

Click Edit This Page

The Editing Toolbar Will Appear : 

The Editing Toolbar Will Appear

Basic Editing Functions : 

Basic Editing Functions Bold Italicize Underline Font Size Numbered List Bulleted List Insert Horizontal Line Insert Hyperlink (URL) Remove Hyperlink (URL)

Inserting Images and Documents : 

Inserting Images and Documents Click on the Tree icon Click Browse to locate your document and Upload to add it to the wiki server Select if you want the document to be inserted as a file icon or as a hyperlink Place your mouse on the page where you want your document to appear Double click on the document’s icon on the menu

Inserting Hyperlinks : 

Inserting Hyperlinks To insert a hyperlink to a page in your wiki or to an outside Internet page: Highlight the text Click on the Insert Link icon

Hyperlinking To A Wiki Page : 

Hyperlinking To A Wiki Page Check “Wiki Link” and select the appropriate page name from the pull-down menu

Hyperlinking To An External Link : 

Hyperlinking To An External Link Check “External Link” and paste the URL of the outside web page.

Adding a Table of Contents : 

Adding a Table of Contents Add this bit of html code to the top of your page [[toc]] The html code will pull all text designated as Heading 1, 2, or 3 into the Table of Contents as hyperlinks

Table of Contents : 

Table of Contents Heading 1 text will be left most justified, Heading 2 will be slightly indented, and Heading 3 will be slightly more indented

Inserting Dynamic HTML - Widgets : 

Inserting Dynamic HTML - Widgets Click on the TV icon Select the icon that corresponds to the widget type you are inserting. If you do not see your widget vendor list, click Other. If you cannot find an appropriate icon, select Other HTML. Paste the Embed HTML code from your widget into the text field and click Save. (see next slide for image)

Inserting Dynamic HTML - Widgets : 

Inserting Dynamic HTML - Widgets

Explaining and Tagging Page Edits : 

Explaining and Tagging Page Edits When you edit a page, you should complete the following two items (located on the bottom of your edit screen) Note: short sentence or phrase to summarize what and why you edited the page (e.g. corrected spelling, inserted rubric, uploaded group product, etc.) Tags: several keywords that indicate the nature/topic of your edits (e.g. Teaching The Tools, Class Contract, Podcast, etc.)

Saving Page Edits : 

Saving Page Edits After you have completed your edits, notes, and tags, click Save.

Navigation Menu : 

Navigation Menu

Editing Your Navigation Menu : 

Editing Your Navigation Menu On the left side of your wiki, you have a navigation menu. Your navigation menu will appear on all pages of your wiki. Your navigation menu should include links to all the pages of you wiki and can include links to outside resources. To edit your menu, click on the Edit Navigation link that is located at the bottom of your menu.

Editing Your Navigation Menu : 

Editing Your Navigation Menu When you click Edit Navigation, the space menu will open for editing just like any other page of your wiki. The editing toolbar will appear – allowing you to add text, hyperlinks, images, and widgets just as you can for all wiki pages.

Editing Your Navigation Menu : 

Editing Your Navigation Menu

Discussion Board : 

Discussion Board Reading, Creating, and Replying to Discussion Topics

Open the Discussion Tab : 

Open the Discussion Tab

Creating Discussion Topics : 

Creating Discussion Topics

Click on a Topic to Open It : 

Click on a Topic to Open It

Replying to a Discussion Topic : 

Replying to a Discussion Topic

Managing Your Wiki : 

Managing Your Wiki

Adding Pages : 

Adding Pages To add a new page to your wiki, click on the New Page link located above your navigation menu. Title your new page.

Tracking Changes : 

Tracking Changes To track page edits and discussions, click on the Recent Changes link located above your navigation menu. You can view page edits as well as new discussion messages. You can elect to be notified every time a change is made to your wiki.

Tracking Changes – Page Edits : 

Tracking Changes – Page Edits

Tracking Changes – Discussions : 

Tracking Changes – Discussions

Be Notified of Changes : 

Be Notified of Changes You can elect to be notified of page edits and discussion messages as they occur. Click on the Notify Me tab Select if you want to monitor the entire space or just a single page Select if you want to be notified of page edits, new discussion messages, or both Select if you want to be notified via e-mail or RSS subscription Good RSS readers are Google Reader Labs, Bloglines, Pageflakes, and Netvibes

Notify Me – Options : 

Notify Me – Options

Manage Your Wiki’s Preferences : 

Manage Your Wiki’s Preferences As the wiki site organizer, you can manage all of the following from the Manage Space link. Name, description, copyright license Look and feel (colors, template) Members and permissions Subscription

Manage Your Wiki’s Preferences : 

Manage Your Wiki’s Preferences

Name, Description, License : 

Name, Description, License

Look and Feel : 

Look and Feel

Members and Permissions : 

Members and Permissions

Subscription : 

Subscription

Invite People to Your Wiki : 

Invite People to Your Wiki

For More Information . . . : 

For More Information . . . http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/wikiworkshop http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/PLCWikis http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour http://www.wikispaces.com/help+teachers http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2007/09/12/02wiki.h01.html

Congratulations! Now you are ready to get started with Wikispaces. : 

Congratulations! Now you are ready to get started with Wikispaces.

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