1. GETTING YOUR
2. TODAY'S HOME WIKI
|YOU MUST EMAIL ME THE
LINK TO YOUR WIKI WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED
cut and paste the url into an email
|The nature of your wikibook:
1. It must ENTIRELY be your own personal "work product". That is, there is to be no copying of any other students work into your wikibooks.
2. Do NOT cut and paste the entire methods into the wiki. You may cut and paste the questions, for example, and then answer them. Use good common sense about what to paste.
3. The more organized your wiki, the easier for me to read, the better your grade. I will always want to see what is expected, but a few more pictures, a link to something related and interesting is a bonus for me and makes up for possible deficiencies (or just getting something wrong). Dont make the wiki too long though. I will warn you if it gets excessive.
4. You may use outside sources, properly in quotation marks and cited. Like this and the "cite" is linked to the source url. Here is an example.
"A wiki is a website that allows the easy  creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages via a web browser using a simplified markup language or a WYSIWYG text editor. " cite
5. Some of you are undoubtedly proficient at web pages already, but by the end of the semester all of you will be proficient in putting together mixed media wiki websites that combine writing, pictures, video links (like from youtube), etc. Right now this is for this class, but when you are done I hope you will find 1001 uses for what you have learned.
|1. Get on the internet. Create your
own wiki by clicking HERE.
You will then see this page below:
|Whenever you see a blue background it
indicates some kind of items, questions, pictures etc material that will
be put into your wikipage.
1. Take a picture of yourself or use an
Crop it so that all that shows is your face and it is about 100 x 100 pixels wide. If the image is flipped right to left you will need to figure out how to flip it back on your computer.
Then under the picture put:
Your name and nickname
2. Do a series of 3 pictures like seen below:
1. The first one will be the big, normal
size. Right click and select "properties" and under the picture give the
KB and pixel size.
|Your wikis have space limits and a per
page limit as well. Some people have had problems with loading things
up to their wiki and the problem is almost always the size of the picture.
You can find how much space you have left by going to "manage wiki" and
then scroll down to "tools" and then click on "space usage".
BTW, if you have a problem with your wiki their email help [email@example.com] is excellent.
Here are some tips on cutting down the size of pictures.
1. Digital photo equipment generally can be set to different modes. Chose web or email because those will be smaller files.
2. Crop the photo. Below is a large, 960 x 1280 pixel picture that takes up 291 KB. Below it is the cropped picture, 880 x 745, 270 KB.
3. Resize or resample the picture down to 300 pixels wide or so.
4. Compress pictures by 10-25%. This is done using graphic software on your computer or even online.
Here is good site talks about how to reduce picture size and software. Click HERE
WAY too big, not centered (this is Elvira
from the "Tails
of the Evil Elvira")
#2.... resized to 300 pixels wide, 49KB
#3.....the size is the same, but compressed by 20% is now 12KB
NOTICE THAT THE LAST TWO PICTURES ARE THE SAME PIXEL SIZE, but the kb is reduced by compression.