Before you start...have a look at some Cool School Wikis

Your Wiki




use the editing toolbar to create a title

use a text generator to make a title

Home Page

One sentence that describes what is driving your wikisite

A single sentence with one idea 'learners in the classroom'

two statements says 'learners in the classroom and leaders of the future'

Make an animated banner

Home Page

A picture that represents your class


Insert a photograph

Adding Images

Add several images, some of which may have been photoedited


Create your own avatars

Personalise page with colours and templates, remembering that complementary colours look best

Choose a template from Changing Themes and Colours

Personalise by changing the colours (look under the heading

You can click on Preview and Customise to make changes to the colours

Changing Themes and Colours

Read about the 4 basic principles of design


Replace Wikispace Logo

Replace Logo with a picture Change Wikispace logo

Replace Logo with a text banner or a Logo Banner

Change Wikispace logo

Navigation Panel

Add pages to Navigation Panel, order as they are created, Create a New Page

Add pages to Navigation Panel in the order that you want them Changing the Navigation Panel

Track the traffic

Add widgets

Hit counters

Cluster maps

Live traffic

Digital Citizenship/Cybersafety

Have link to Digital Citizenship page

Be aware of and discussed with students Digital Citizenship http://wheretostartwithwikisandblogs.wikispaces.com/Cybersafety+Guidelines

Your wiki will contain



Links to pages

Add new links to your Navigation Panel Curriculum page links

Add links that are graphic buttons Create buttons in Navigation Panel

Links to websites

Hyperlink text to Websites

Hyperlink pictures to websites

Building Content through Collaborations

Link to an Etherpad page

Embed Wallwisher

Embed Google Docs

Communication and Collaboration

Use the discussion tab and talk about anything

Define topics, students are aware of Nettiquette


Presentation tools on wiki (Showcasing student work)

  • Copy/Paste typed work

  • Screen Capture published work and insert

  • Insert Photos of work

Upload Keynotes/PowerPoints/Word/Pages to Slideshare

Animated PowerPoint/Keynote in Slideboom


Timelines 'Dipity'

Mixbook 'just like a real book'

Data Collection

Questionnaires - Write Questions and students can answer on the wiki

Insert table


Google Forms


Google Docs

Classroom organisation

Term organisation

Statements and lists of times and dates

Google calendars, updating regularly

Google Apps and Tools

All things Google