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Wikis in English

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Wikis in English

An online workshop by Claire Amos

am@eggs.school.nz

 

 

The aim of today's workshop is to simply introduce you to a few ways that you could use a class wiki to both support and extend your English class.

 

1) Check out my Year 13 English wiki. This is an example of how I use a wiki with a senior class. My suggestion is that you set a few webquests that they do on the computers at school, this will get them using it much more quickly and effectively than if you just tell them the email address.

 

2) Click here to see how an example of a Richard III webquest and the findings that my students posted last year.

 

3) Check out how you could approach 1.2 practice by using a combination of a wiki and student blogs. This will be an ongoing project throughout the year.

 

4) Create your own! Click here to go to pbwiki. Pbwiki provide free wikis which also offer some great templates specifically for the classroom.

 

Some Basic Wiki Tips

 
 

1) Creating new pages

Put the wiki page into Edit Page mode
Type in the title you want the new page to have
Highlight the title and select the Link button on the toolbar
Go straight down and hit OK
Hit Save
Click on the new page title/link
Hit Create New Page at the bottom of the page
You can edit your new page.
 

2) Attaching a file

Put the page in Edit Page mode
Place the cursor where you want the file link to go
Ensure you have the file saved as the title you want as this will show as the link
Go up to the tool bar and select the Attach File button, this will bring up a an instruction box
Select browse, select your file, hit upload, when it is uploaded, hit OK
Hit Save
 

3) Providing links to websites

Go to the website page you want to attach, highlight the address and hit your right mouse button and hit copy
Go to the wiki page and put page in Edit Page mode
Type in the title you want as the link
Highlight the title and select the link button from the tool bar
Change link type to URL go to blank URL box just below, right click and hit paste
Hit OK
Hit Save
 
Tip - Copy and paste these instructions onto the front page of your wiki!

 

 

Want to find out more?

 

Check out Fiona Grant's ICT in English blog by clicking here.

 

or sign up to the ICTs in English forum on English Online by clicking here.

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