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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

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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 . . .
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What is a WIKI?

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

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Can students

use wikis?

To read the entire document

http://www.coppa.org/comply.htm

AUP for new Web Tools?

http://www.toolsfortheclassroom.com/page23.html

A sample Web 2.0 AUP

http://www.battlegroundacademy.org/podium/default.aspx?t=105850

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Why should students WIKI?

Skills that students will learn and practice:

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Why should teachers WIKI?

In addition to all those same things . . .

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How to build a WIKI

in Google sites

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As with all wikis –

Create a shell

Add pages

Add content

Add users

Add content . . . Etc.

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How to build a WIKI

in wikispaces

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As with all wikis . . .

Add pages, add content, add users, etc.

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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

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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
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To reach today’s training wiki:

http://bodiewvde.pbworks.com

Getting started videos:

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

http://screencast.com/t/MjczNDVlMzEt

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

http://screencast.com/t/NDA4NzAzZTYt

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

http://screencast.com/t/NDY0MGZjY2It

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Google’s help guides

Some of my tutorials and some youtube videos

https://sites.google.com/site/buildawebsitewv/design-tips/tutorials

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http://tinyurl.com/39on7zq

Free icons/graphics to make your wiki more appealing

http://www.iconfinder.com/

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

http://www.iconarchive.com/

Free images

http://pics.tech4learning.com/ (pics4learning)

http://creativecommons.org/ (use this site to understand creative commons license)

http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/(free clipart from Florida Educational Tech Clearinghouse)

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

http://tinyurl.com/27278pr

Register your attendance here in the WVDE database.

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon my work non-commercially, as long as they credit me and license new creations under the identical terms. http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/

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