Featured Wiki: Urspace

Michael Uleau started the Urspace wiki in July of 2007.

1. Briefly describe your group, your wiki, and what you use it to do:
My group of users are high school science students. The wiki was designed to be a one-stop information warehouse, where students could share their ideas and keep track of what’s going on in class. We use the wiki to link to all our important information and create projects that other students can use as a resource for even more projects.

2. Besides the Edit button, which wiki feature is your favorite?
The ability to add RSS feeds is the greatest! Feeds make the wiki dynamic and provide current topics for reports.

3. What is one way you’re using wikis and other web 2.0 tools in your projects?
We use Google forms for quizzes, Glogster to give our projects some pizazz, and Scribd to embed documents.

4. Tell us about a particular moment that made you say, “Aha! THIS is why I use wikis!”
Whenever I see students working on projects at home, even when they don’t have to, I smile.

5. If you could ask it, what do you think your wiki would say about you?
My wiki would ask me what its grade was. An A of course!

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  1. Josh
    Posted November 26, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    How did they get the edit button?

  2. Posted December 2, 2010 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    The Urspace wiki uses our pre-made Bubble theme. Just go to Manage Wiki > Look and Feel > Themes and Colors. Select the Bubble theme and hit the Apply button.

  3. Posted December 2, 2010 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    I am a tutor so I usually help students with their assignments. What I would use WIKI for is to encourage students who want to write stories, poetry or just their thought to go to this site and try a variety of things. They could get some great feed back and see what works and what doesn’t. They might even discover they have several different audiences. The more they practice the better they will be at expressing themselves.

    2) I haven’t really played with Wiki yet. I have a son who is criticallly ill so that has taken my time but it is a site I am excited to explore.

    Skipping to question 5…Wiki would say of me, ” You are creative. Use me to spread your creative wings.”

  4. Renee
    Posted January 24, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    What is the RSS feed and how could that work for a class project?

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