The aim of this project is for you to teach a teacher about the Mac computer system.
This will happen in two ways … 1. Build a wiki Working collaboratively, you will use a wiki to build an online manual for your teachers to use. All Year 7 students will work on one system together. 2. Teaching Working in pairs, you will plan and execute a 10-minute lesson for a teacher of your choosing. You will have to teach them what they want to know.
Wikipedia is the most famous example of a wiki. Its content has been built up by thousands of individuals, working in different locations at different times.
What makes wikis great? 1. Collaborative Instead of getting one person’s ideas, you can harness the “wisdom of crowds” to get something better. 2. Free(dom) People can work on what they want, and say what they want. 3. Flexible People can work together, eve if they work at different times from different places. 4. Instant Changes can be made any time and are immediately viewable. Unlike books, you do not need to reprint.
To input text, simply start typing in the text area. Editing Text For advanced functions, hover over a button to see what it does, click to insert the object, and then edit the text. For ordered lists, use a * before your text. Extra stars cause the text to indent. When you are finished, click on the “Save page” button under the text area.
Advanced Techniques 1. Links Use the link buttons in the Edit page to create a link internally to a wiki page or externally to another website. 2. Screen Capture Use Mac’s Cmd-Shift-4 shortcut to capture part of the screen. 3. Upload & Insert Image Upload an image to the wiki and insert it into a page. 4. Citation To include citations to show your sources, see www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Cite/Cite.php#Usage. www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Cite/Cite.php#Usage
Beware revision control! The wiki system tracks all changes made to the contents of all pages. If you are thinking of vandalising the wiki, you will get caught… …it also allows me to see exactly how much work you have contributed, so you cannot hide behind others.
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