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Advanced Wiki Break-out Session 21 st Century Learners Symposium October 25, 2007 Jennifer L. Barnett Fayetteville High School Wiki Format, Structure,

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1 Advanced Wiki Break-out Session 21 st Century Learners Symposium October 25, 2007 Jennifer L. Barnett Fayetteville High School Wiki Format, Structure, Content, Tricks & Tips

2 Advanced Wiki Session Topics Wiki Format Wiki Structure Wiki Contents Wiki Tricks & Tips

3 Consider the Format of your Class Wiki This wiki may be used as the hub of your class. This wiki may be for a book study or a special project. This wiki may be used as an online bulletin board. This wiki may be used as an extension of the class.

4 Consider the Structure of your Class Wiki Wiki Home Page Class Projects Research Report on WWII General Guidelines and Criteria Choices and Links to them Webquests Prohibition History of Radio Lecture NotesChapter 12 World War II European Theater Pacific Theater A hierarchical structure might work best with a “content” heavy wiki. Place these items on your Navigation Bar and on your home page Place these items on your Navigation Bar and on your home page

5 Consider the Structure of your Class Wiki Class Calendar /AnnouncementsCurrent Class Projects / TopicsHomework HelpClass PicturesLinks The Vertical List structure might work best for a wiki used as an online bulletin board.

6 What specific pieces of information might I include in my class wiki?  Course Information  Expectations  Teacher Information or Bio  Calendars  Handouts  Power Points  Pictures  Embedded media from other useful web sites/tools  Extended class discussions  Article reviews/critiques  Opinion polls and surveys  Class Notes Review  Materials  Links - Web sources used in class, Webquests, research sites, Extra credit readings, other teachers and school pages

7 Where Can I Get Engaging Content for My Wiki? Power Point SharePoint SlideShare Videos TeacherTube Animoto SchoolTube Pictures Flickr Picture Trail Picasa Games YoYo Games MyGame Polls/Surveys PollDaddy SurveyGizm oSurveyGizm o Logos Cool Text Logomaker

8 Where Can I Get Engaging Content for My Wiki? Google Calendar Pictures Google Earth Writing Our Story Mixbook Snapjot Voice VoiceThread Voki Gcast Vocabulary Quizlet Make Believe ComixMake Believe Comix Presentation authorStream sliderocket scrapblog slideshare QlipBoard Gadgets Counters Weather

9 A Quick Look at the ABPC Wiki 1.Open this wiki, ask to join. 2.Look in the navigation bar. Go to Advanced Wiki. 3.Note this session’s information on this page. 4.Go to the discussion tab at the top of the page. 5.Write a comment describing a wiki you’ve created or to which you belong. Be sure to leave the name of it or link it so others may visit. 6.Feel free to start your own discussion thread any time. We will use this to help one another grow in our use of this collaborative tool.

10 Wiki Tricks Embedding Media Most wikis, such as Wikispaces, support adding embedded pictures, video, applications and other media through the use of the [[media]] tag. Using this tool, you can embed video clips, sounds and music, chat clients, and any other content designed to be shared from HTML pages. The easiest way to use this is to use the "Embed Media" tool from the visual editor or the text editor. In the popup window that appears, paste the HTML code given to you by the content provider.

11 Wiki Tips Make your wiki your home page to help keep it updated. To remember to put important handouts or documents on your wiki, try this. After you print your document, don’t make copies it until you upload it. You can place it where you want it later. A Great Top 10 Tips from Wetpaint Central 1.Give your home page a great name. 2.Keep your home page text short. 3.Put 4 to 5 links on your home page to other pages on your site. 4.Tell people what they can do on your site. 5.Add lots of photos and videos. 6.Add links and descriptions of your photos. 7.Avoid blank pages. 8.Use headers and subheads. 9.Use keyword tags on every page. 10. Keep your site’s navigation menu simple – no more than 10 or 12 main pages.

12 Contact Me – Blog - Wiki – Mail – Fayetteville High School 170 W W Averitte Drive Sylacauga, Alabama (ph) (fax)


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