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Add pages

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  • Click on the content area from the home page list or the list to the left
  • Click EDIT
  • Highlight the grade level you want to work with
    • OR for secondary and student services, delete a High School Course and type in the name of the course you teach then highlight that name
  • Choose the chain link picture from the tool bar and make sure the red name in the box is unique
    • (ex: 6th grade Social Studies, Government 12, Career Counseling)
  • Select Add Link
  • Click Save
Now...
  • Click on the grade level or course name you just made a link to
  • Select Course Cover Page from drop down menu
  • You can now begin typing in your working titles for your units and Big Ideas and Essential Questions for your courses. Just delete what is there and type your info over it.
  • Once you have a working list of units, highlight one of them and select chain link picture from the toolbar.
  • Select Add Link
  • Click Save
Now...
  • Click the link that you just created.
  • Choose Unit Page from the drop down menu.
  • Enter the Title, Benchmarks, and any vocabulary or resources you predict you might use.
  • Click Save.
  • More info will be posted here, but for now, leave the rest of the Unit Page blank.

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Add links to websites or online resources you use in class

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  • Click through to the Unit Page you want to work with
  • Open a new tab in your browser and find the online resource you want to use.
  • Highlight the address of the resource and Copy (right click or crtl+c or open-apple-c)
  • Click back to your Unit Page tab
  • Click EDIT
  • Type in the name of the resources at the resources list at the bottom
  • Highlight the name.
  • Click the chain link icon in the toolbar
  • Select the External Link tab and Paste the web address (right click or crtl+v or open-apple-c)
  • Check the New Window box
  • Click Save


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Uploading assessments or other documents to your page

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  • Click through to the Unit Page you want to work with
  • Click EDIT
  • Place the cursor where you want the link to the file to appear.
  • Choose the File Icon from the tool bar.
  • Follow the instructions to attach the file like you would an email.
  • Double click on the picture of the file once it appears. It will automatically load into your page wherever you placed the cursor, looking funny at first. Once you SAVE it will appear as a link.

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Documenting assessments straight into wiki

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  • Click through to the Unit Page you want to work with
  • Click EDIT
  • Place the cursor where you want the link to the file to appear.
  • Type in the name of your assessment. It should be unique, that has the grade or class title in it somehow.
  • Highlight the name with your cursor
  • Click the chain link icon from the tool bar.
  • Choose ADD LINK.
  • Click SAVE.

  • Click on the link you just created.
  • Choose Assessment Description from the drop down menu.
  • The 5 W's are for students and other teachers/parents to understand. It's possible that not all of the W's will apply to every situation. Where, for example, might always be the classroom but sometimes might be a field trip, or the computer lab, etc. This information should be everything a student needs to know to complete the assessment, relatively independently.
  • The rubric at the bottom will help the student and you decide how well the student completed the task. Feel free to change the names of the domains or add more descriptive bullet statements as needed.
  • Click SAVE

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Using the 6+1 Traits Rubric or Science Method Rubric

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  • Click through to the Unit Page you want to work with
  • Click EDIT
  • Place the cursor where you want the rubric to appear.
  • Type in the name of this rubric. It should be unique, that has the grade, class, or project title in it somehow.
  • Highlight the name with your cursor
  • Click the chain link icon from the tool bar.
  • Choose ADD LINK.
  • Click SAVE.

  • Click on the link you just created.
  • Choose Writing Rubric or Scientific Method Rubric from the drop down menu.
  • Adjust the language as needed to adapt for student-friendliness use or project specifications.
  • Click SAVE.

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