Getting Started

To get started, click on the 'edit' link above to add content to this page. You and other contributors can also comment on pages using the 'discussion' link at the top of every page.

About This Space

Your space is currently protected. It can be seen by everyone, but only space members can edit pages. Become a member of this space by registering with Wikispaces and requesting membership in UbD Educators.

Users might find this video helpful:



Creating Pages

For ease of navigation, pages for several disciplines have been created. If you don't see a page for your discipline, feel free to create one. Each page is divided into sections designed to help users navigate to areas of interest. If you would like to add reading journals to the site, type your name or nickname into the space for reading journals and blogs and create a link using the Link Button at the top of the editor. Your link should point to a page titled something like "DanaJournals." Save the page and click on the link you created. You will now have access to a page you can edit or format in any way that is pleasing to you. Alternatively, you can also link to your blog; it might be more helpful to users if you link only to posts related to UbD.

Follow the same format for creating new unit plan pages. First, create a page titled something like "danaplans." In this example, the user has given a description of her school and will create new pages linked from this main page, which will serve as something of a table of contents for her unit plans. Users can then navigate her plans and give feedback through the Discussion Link at the top of the pertinent page.

If users' pages are identified with usernames, we can prevent the problem that might occur if users choose the same name for a page, and our wiki will be more uniform and easy to navigate.

Printing Pages

If you want to print pages, which is handy for our UbD unit plans in particular, there are two ways:
  1. Click on "Page" at the top of a page and a drop-down menu will appear. One of the menu options is "Print."
  2. If you want to print a lot of pages, this method might be more convenient:
    • Click "Manage Space"
    • Click "List Pages"
    • Click "print" next to the page you want to print to bring up a printable view of the page
    • Use your web browser's print function to print the page
    • Note: I have had better luck with this in Internet Explorer than in Firefox.

Following Conversations

One handy way to keep up with pages you're watching is the subscribe the RSS feed provided by the page. Here is a description of how to subscribe to RSS feeds. Alternatively, you can click on the link that says "Recent Changes," which will give you a list of all the pages that have recently been changed. If you click on the Discussion tab in this view, you can also see all the recent discussions. For more information, read Wikispace's Notify Me, where you can learn how to subscribe to this wiki using e-mail or RSS.

Using Templates

If you would like to apply a template to a page, first create the new page using whichever method is convenient. Next, in the drop-down menu that says "Choose a page template to start with," select the template you desire to use. If you are using the UbD filter to create essential questions, you might like to try the Filter template. If you are creating a UbD unit, the Unit template makes incorporating all the requirements easy.

Tagging

Tagging is a handy method for making sharing your content with teachers who are looking for it. When you create a page, you have the option to create one or more tags to identify the page. Some tags to consider include the subject (e.g. math), grade, course or strand (e.g. geometry, literature), topic (e.g. the Pythagorean theorem, Romeo and Juliet). After you save a page, look at the top. You will see a section enabling you to create tags. You can tag other users' pages, too, if you believe the tags will help others find information.

Uploading Files

If you want to upload documents or pictures, please visit this link.

Need Help?

For more information on how to use Wikispaces, see our help section .

Contact Us

Please contact help@wikispaces.com for assistance. Contact UbD Educators' organizer, Dana Huff, at dana dot huff AT gmail dot com.