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  1. What is a Wiki? • A webpage with an Edit button • Easy to use • Perfect for collaborative learning • http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=51aeb480ecbd988cd8cc This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  2. Choosing a Wiki Does the school support it? Ease of use Aesthetics Background colors, text capabilities, side panels User Accounts Educator accounts? Student accounts? (+ emails) Private, Protected, Public? Editing numbers This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  3. Disadvantages to Using a WIKI How tidy is it? dirty laundry Content management formatting Patrolling Keeping student content clean Ease of Set up Forgetting how to do something Unable to find what you are looking for This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  4. Advantages to Using a WIKI Content Handouts and other documents Assignments and links to sites School policies Student collaboration Discussion page and student Debating Accessibility Collaboration with others Parents, Teachers and Other schools Immediacy This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  5. WIKI Tips Keep it simple It can be a little messy Have all edits emailed to you Make comments Keep it private Be precise Always back up Don’t upgrade Pick carefully This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  6. Wikispaces and pbwiki Wikispaces http://cff-photostory.wikispaces.com/ Peanut Butter Wiki http://cffcoach.pbwiki.com/ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  7. Sample WIKIs http://iu17cff.wikispaces.com/ http://gatesworkshop.wikispaces.com/ http://eduwikius.wikispaces.com/ http://laurelhighlands.wikispaces.com/ http://southwesternbestpractices.wikispaces.com/ http://bhsweblinks.wikispaces.com/ http://millersenglish.pbwiki.com/ http://aphistoria.pbwiki.com/ http://aulatico.pbwiki.com/ http://ncthsengineering.pbwiki.com/ http://kasselkotulin.pbwiki.com/ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  8. PBWIKIPeanut Butter WIKI This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  9. Wikispaces for TeachersA Guide to Using Them in Your Classroom This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  10. Why Wikispaces? • The world’s easiest to use wiki • No experience necessary. You are up and running in minutes. • Constantly bring you new and improved features • Develop the product based on what you, our community, wants. • Highly-praised customer service This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  11. 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 "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 "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 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  12. 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

  13. 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 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. Time for an Activity This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  22. Activity • Let’s teach each other about various countries • Take the next 15 minutes to edit your wiki’s text, add links, and add an image or a video clip. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  23. Additional Resources for Teachers • Wikispaces will create your student accounts for you! • http://www.wikispaces.com/help+teachers • Check out our K-12 Educational Community at: • http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  24. Our Offer to Teachers Plus Plan is FREE for Educators! This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  25. Wikis for Your School District Private Label Benefits: • Self-contained wiki environment • Unlimited spaces and user accounts • Safe and secure • Administrative control • Wikispaces support Learn more about Wikispaces Private Label at www.wikispaces.com/site/privatelabel This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  26. Questions? • Visit us: http://www.wikispaces.com • Email us: help@wikispaces.com This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  27. Please join us for a webinar! WHAT: Using wikis for collaboration, project based learning and research DATE: Thursday, January 15th TIME: 10AM WHO: Ted Schmittel, Andrew Halter, Jenny Quinn WHERE: vclass.cciu.org DESCRIPTION: Using wikis for collaboration, project based learning and research. This session will cover the collaborative value of wikis and show examples of how wikis can be used in classroom, and cross curricular projects. Topics covered will include uses of wikis as a way to implement discussion boards as well as host, develop and assess project based learning and research. Attendees will be able to set up a wikipage and, after seeing several examples, be able to apply this tool to any content area. They will know how to set up, monitor and maintain discussion boards for a variety of applications and how to design a wiki to assist in project based, collaborative learning. *Note, please sign up for a wikispaces.com account before attending this session. IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST WEBINAR USING ELLUMINATE: When you log in, you may be prompted to download Sun Microsystems Java Web Start (or OpenJNLP for Mac), a pre-requisite to Elluminate. You only need to do this the first time you use Elluminate. To do this point your browser to: http://www.elluminate.com/support PRIOR TO THE WEBINAR: To ensure that you are ready to go for the webinar, please configure your computer before the webinar by visiting: http://www.pdewebinars.org/testyourcomputer.htm <http://www.pdewebinars.org/testyourcomputer.htm> Follow the link and instructions to the CCIU Configuration Room. PLEASE NOTE: Port 80 and Port 2187 must be open on your end to access the Elluminate Server. PLEASE REFER TO THE ELLUMINATE SUPPORT WEBPAGE FOR ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED TECHNICAL QUESTIONS: http://www.elluminate.com/support/faqs/ TO JOIN THE WEBINAR ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT: (You may join 30 minutes prior to the start time) Please go to: http://vclass.cciu.org on the day of the webinar and click on the Classrooms for the Future: Name of Webinar link under the Meeting Name column. (Webinars are listed by date/time.) Log in using your first and last name, so everyone knows with whom they are talking! NO password is needed to join the webinar. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  28. 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 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License