WHO? Wikis are for everyone – Students – Teachers – Administrators – Athletic Teams – Clubs – Anyone who wants to publish or share information on the Web
WHAT? “comes from the Hawaiian word for “fast.” (www.blogs.aids.gov, 2008). “a web site that allows anyone to add, delete, or revise content by using a web browser” (Dictionary.com).webweb browser “permit asynchronous communication and group collaboration across the Internet” (Cunningham & Leuf, 2001).
WHY? Allows you to collaborate online so that you do not have to be in the same location Allows you to publish work online
WHERE? There are numerous free wiki sites available. Examples: – Wikispaces – PBWorks – Google
Begin to personalize your wiki. Click on “manage wiki”.
You can change the theme or colors. Click on “settings”.
Then click on “Themes and Colors”. Choose what you like.
You can change the “Permissions”- who can edit and who can view. Under “manage wiki” click on “permissions”. Set the wiki to “public” or “Protected”.
Now, let’s start editing your wiki! Click on the “edit” button. You can now add text, pictures, videos, sound, etc. You can also “rename” the page. Just click on the drop down arrow and select rename. Type in the name you want and click rename.
You can add as many pages as you like. Click on “new page”. Type in the new page name. Click “create”.
You can – change the “text” format. – Click on the “T” for added features or use the icons present.
– add picture, video, and sound files. Click on “file”. Choose “Upload Files”. Select the file you want to upload. Click on “open”. Once the file uploads, click on the file and it will insert on the page.
– add links to other websites. Click the “link” icon. For external links, click “external link”. Type in the web address. Type in the text you want to appear on screen.
add tables. Click on the “table” icon. Type in how many columns and rows you want. Click on “insert table”.