- 1. Wikispaces for Teachers A Guide to Using Them in Your Classroom
2. What is a Wiki?
- A webpage with an Edit button
- Perfect for collaborative learning
3. Why Wikispaces?
- The worlds 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
4. 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 "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 "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 5. Why Bring It To The Classroom?
- Great motivator for students
- Allows for creativity and innovation
- Encourages participation of all students
- Promotes communication between students, teachers, and parents
- A new, interesting way to learn
6. How Can I Use it in a Classroom?
- Manage school and classroom documents
- Classroom discussion and debate
- Post classroom assignments
- Collaborate with an international classroom
7. Getting Started 8. 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
9. 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
10. Editing Your Wiki
- Click theEdit This Pagebutton 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, clickSave .
11. Adding Links on Your Wiki
- 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.
12. Adding Images to Your Wiki
- Click the icon that looks like a tree.
- Browseyour computer for the image you would like and clickOpen .
- Uploadthe 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.
13. Adding Media to Your Wiki
- Go to the icon of the TV in the toolbar.
- Choose the type of object youd like to embed.
- Follow the instructions for embedding each object.
14. Time for an Activity 15. Activity
- Lets teach each other about various countries
- Take the next 15 minutes to edit your wikis text, add links, and add an image or a video clip.
16. Additional Features for Teachers
- Wikispaces will create your student accounts for you!
- Check out our K-12 Educational Community at:
17. Our Offer to Teachers Plus Plan is FREE for Educators ! 18. Wikis for Your School District
- Self-contained wiki environment
- Unlimited spaces and user accounts
Learn more about Wikispaces Private Label at www.wikispaces.com/site/privatelabel 19. Questions?
20. 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