This page suggests a practical and brief guide about the main adviced steps to start using Wikimini with your class.
Introduce Wikimini to the class
Explain to your students the point and function of Wikimini. To help you, you can for example use :
Creating an account for each student
It is strongly advised that each student has its own account on Wikimini (even if your student might work together on a same article). This will give them more responsability and will allow you to follow precisely everyone's contributions.
To start their account, students must choose :
- a username
- a password
Create your own account
Write your personal page
Once your account created, you can write your personal page. In this page, you can for example introduce yourself and create a table listing all your students and their articles.
Example of personnal page
Of course, all of this is is optional, but it will allow other Wikiminauts to better understand and welcome your students' contibutions, and possibly to advice or help you if necessary.
Your students are now able to contribute to Wikimini. For example, to begin, they could create their own personal page to introduce themselves.
Writing an article
Rules of use
Mark a school project
When you're planning to work for a while on an article with your students, you can mark it as a « school project ».
|October 2015: The following informations are not relevant anymore. We will soon explain how you can mark a school project. In the meantime, you can just add a short explanation on top of the article.|
This way, you will be able to work on any article you want, as well as follow and appreciate your students' contributions ; without other Wikiminauts intervening in said articles.
Furthermore, by using this template, all the articles your students are working on will automatically be listed one the « School project » page, wich will make following them easier.
Advice : When your students indicate your username in the « School project » scroll, make sure they write it the exact same way you registered it when creating your account (if necessary, see the user list). You can just write it on your classroom's board !
Trois conditions simples
Pour signaler un article comme projet scolaire :
- L'enseignant ou la personne responsable doit posséder son propre compte utilisateur sur Wikimini.
- Dans sa page personnelle, l'enseignant ou la personne responsable précise sa fonction (enseignant, professeur documentaliste, stagiaire, ...) et explique brièvement ce que ses élèves vont faire sur Wikimini.
- Une fois le travail terminé sur un article signalé comme « projet scolaire », le bandeau doit être retiré pour permettre aux autres wikiminautes d'y contribuer à leur tour (merci de ne pas l'oublier !).