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3 Ways to use Wiki in the Classroom
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Dee Bulla Summertime
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Choose your favorite summertime toy and ask someone to make your picture with it. Then we will upload it to the summertimewiki file and you can include it on your page. Be creative! Later we will upload the picture to our wiki.
What is a wiki?
Wiki is a Hawaiian word for fast.
A wiki is a website that allows you to easily create, edit, monitor and facilitate student work, projects, collaboration and discussions.
- Michael Gorman's wiki
What do you do with a wiki?
Ask for student responses to books, classwork/class discussions and projects
Show off student work to demonstrate understanding or for an audience
Allow students to create pages for fun, to communicate, to organize for presentation
Post text, images and files
Increase communication and collaboration
Click on New Page then choose a title for your page that includes your name
Upload a picture from the summertimewiki file to your page
Click on EDIT
Click on the green square in the editor bar to see the files
Double click the picture that you want
To resize it, usethe gray bar with the plus and minus (+ -)
You can also cut, copy and paste to move the picture around using
Take a picture of yourself using a summertime prop and upload it to your page
For instructions, click on HELP then EDITING A PAGE then ADDING IMAGES AND UPLOADING FILES
I will be happy to upload your pictures to a public file so that you can access them.
Send a message to Cathy when you have completed this step
Click on DISCUSSION tab at the top of the page
Click on NEW POST then enter information then click POST
Create a NEW PAGE and list 3 ways that you can use a wiki in your classroom
See board for suggestions
Use bullets or numbers
Highlight text and use the text editor to change font, size and color of text (the big T in the toolbar)
Add a horizontal line then add a link to the AHS web site
Click on HELP then EDIT PAGE then INSERTING IMAGES
You can highlight text and click on the gray chain link
You can create an external or internal link
You can have it pop up in another window
Creating your OWN wiki
Create your own wiki at
Choose a name for your wiki
Under wiki type, select k12
Determine whether your wiki will be public or protected
Public EVERYONE can see and edit
Protected, everyone can see but not edit
You can email wikispaces for free PLUS upgrade for educators - they will verify that your wiki is for education then send you an email granting PLUS status for free.
Click on manage wiki
CLick on Look and feel
Select a theme and organization for your page
Use the default logo or provide your own (remember to keep it small)
On the Home page, click EDIT to add your own information
Add a new page with a title
Include a picture with text
Include a link with text
and one other teacher to become a member of your wiki
Click on manage wiki then invite people using their school email address
Once they reply, you must agree to let them join your wiki
Congratulations! You have created your own wiki!
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"