[Surfnetkids: 17 Sep 2008] How to Create a Wiki

[Surfnetkids Free Newsletter] How to Create a Wiki

Surfing the Net with Kids

Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
…Please Forward…

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: The Morningstar Academy
3. Weekly Topic: How to Create a Wiki
4. Printables Club Members Also Get …
5. Quote of the Week
6. Subscription Management

#1. September 17, 2008

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

I got slammed by readers disagreeing with me about Michelle Rhee’s plan to pay kids to show up at school. Anyone out there agree with me that extreme curcumstances require outrageous actions? Click through to my blog post, and let me know what you think: Should Kids Be Paid to Show Up at School?.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. The Morningstar Academy

The Morning Star Academy

#3. How to Create a Wiki

by Barbara J. Feldman

How to Create a Wiki Printable (** for premium members only)

A wiki is a type of collaborative website with integrated tools for adding and editing content. The online encyclopedia Wikipedia.org is one popular example, WikiHow.com is another. But not all wikis give public editorial rights as Wikipedia does. A wiki can also be created for a classroom or a club, with an administrator who decides what pages are editable, and who can do the editing. Learn more about creating wikis at the following sites.

Google Docs
Although they do not call themselves a wiki, Google Docs provides a powerful set of collaboration tools, a familiar interface, and meets most of the usual wiki criteria. With a free Google account, you can post and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. As the document owner, you control who can views and edits each document. Since the documents are stored remotely, they are accessible from anywhere; and changes made by anyone, are immediately available to everyone. Forget the old paradigm of email, edit, email. Google Docs is a revolution in cooperation.

PBWiki provides anyone a free wiki website for up to three users, but educators get a special deal: a 10MB wiki for an unlimited number of users for free. Key features include speedy setup, an audit trail of changes made to the wiki pages, RSS and email notification of wiki updates, IP whitelisting and blacklisting, and four roles to control access: Reader, Writer, Editor and Administrator.

With drag-and-drop simplicity, PikiWiki is the easiest wiki to learn, and a great one for elementary-age kids. Not only is PikiWiki, free, but you can even build your first page without any registration. I recommend using Internet Explorer, as I had some difficulty using the site with Firefox. “With PikiWiki, even novice computer users can create unique, expressive web pages by dragging and dropping pictures, video, or any other media into their browser right from their computer desktop. … Friends and family can similarly contribute to your page or create their own pages for you to contribute to.”

… Click to continue How to Create a Wiki.

#4. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom or to send home with students:

How to Create a Wiki Printable

What is a Wiki? Wikipedia Printable

Blogging Tools Printable

*** Are you curious? Get your own ten-day trial membership:

#5.Quote of the Week

“This bridge will take you halfway there — the last few steps you will have to take yourself.” ~~ Shel Silverstein (September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999) American poet, songwriter, musician, composer, cartoonist, screenwriter and author of children’s books.

Click here for more goals quotes.

Daily Education Quote via Email

#6..Subscription Management


To change your email address or name,
click here

To get your own free weekly subscription:

Need help? Get support at:
Copyright © 2008 by Surfnetkids.com, Inc.
991C Lomas Santa Fe Dr #415, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Publication in any medium is strictly prohibited without prior
written permission. This means you are NOT allowed to post this
newsletter on your website, in your school publication, nor distribute
it to an email list. You are however, allowed and encouraged to forward
this newsletter to a few friends. Thank you for your help in protecting my

ISSN 1520-4588