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Objectives:

  • to incorporate widgets into your wiki page.
  • to adjust the format and style of your wiki page.
  • to incorporate templets into your wiki page.
  • to explore online resources that can assist you with developing your wiki pages.


Warm-Up:


Click on the discussion tab at the top of the screen and respond to the Warm-Up question.




Content:


What is a widget?
A widget is a stand-alone application that can be embedded into third party sites by any user on a page where they have rights of authorship (e.g. a webpage, blog, or profile on a social media site).

Widget Examples


What is a tag?
Tips and Tricks with Tags
How do I adjust the"look and feel" of my wiki?
  1. Go to the manage wiki link on the navigation bar (Left hand side)
  2. Click on "Look and Feel" under settings.
  3. You can change the theme, style, color scheme and even upload a logo for the top left corner of your wiki.
  4. Check these more advanced options out at http://gettingtrickywithwikis.wikispaces.com/



Guided Activity:


  1. Create a new page on your Wiki.
  2. Use cooltext.com to create a banner for your new page.
  3. Find a widget from the internet and embed it on your new page.
  4. Embed a youtube video on your new page.
  5. Create a scrolling banner for your wiki.
  6. Edit the theme and color scheme of your wiki.
  7. Add a logo/graphic to the banner of your wiki.



Closure:


Click on the discussion tab at the top of the screen and respond to the closure question.



Extension and Resources: