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WIKI Workshop for Beginners. What is a wiki? Why wiki? Building a wiki Which wiki to use? PBWorks , Wikispaces , Google Sites. Whatever WIKI you’re using, the basic process is the same:. Get an account Start a new WIKI Create your home page Add members (users) Create content

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WIKI Workshop for Beginners

What is a wiki?

Why wiki?

Building a wiki

Which wiki to use?

PBWorks, Wikispaces, Google Sites


Whatever WIKI you’re using,

the basic process is the same:

  • Get an account
  • Start a new WIKI
  • Create your home page
  • Add members (users)
  • Create content
  • Add pages
  • Create more content . . .

What is a WIKI?


Can students

use wikis?

To read the entire document

AUP for new Web Tools?

A sample Web 2.0 AUP


Why should students WIKI?

Skills that students will learn and practice:


Why should teachers WIKI?

In addition to all those same things . . .


How to build a WIKI

in Google sites


As with all wikis –

Create a shell

Add pages

Add content

Add users

Add content . . . Etc.


How to build a WIKI

in wikispaces


As with all wikis . . .

Add pages, add content, add users, etc.


Will generate a username and password, but also creates an email address (just for wikispaces).

Teacher will be emailed a list of usernames and passwords


Which WIKI should you use?

  • Under 13: PBWorks
  • + Teacher-created members without needing email accounts
  • + Students learn to add content, collaborate, publish, etc.
  • Very limited creativity tools
  • Ages 13 and older: Wikispaces or Google Sites
  • + Students learn to create and manage an account safely
  • + Students add content, collaborate, publish, etc.
  • + Students can add widgets, calendars, etc. to their sites
  • + Many more options to personalize and control a unique “look”
  • + Google is ALWAYS free, Wikispaces has some cost accounts

To reach today’s training wiki:

Getting started videos:

Part 1: Adding a page, linking to a page, and starting to add content

Part 2: Creating a hyperlink, adding images and files to a page

Part 3: Editing the sidebar and adding users to your site


Google’s help guides

Some of my tutorials and some youtube videos


Free icons/graphics to make your wiki more appealing

check the license to make sure you’re allowed to use them!

Free images (pics4learning) (use this site to understand creative commons license) clipart from Florida Educational Tech Clearinghouse)


Please complete this short survey. At the end, you’ll be able to request a certificate for attending today’s session.

Register your attendance here in the WVDE database.

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