Sandyfun Wiki

Assignment
To experience Wikispaces try this lesson which will give you practice in creating a wikipage; formatting text, locating information for content, uploading and linking images, and working with widgets.
In this lesson you will save, upload and insert an image on your wiki page. This lesson was designed to work with Internet Explorer when attempting to locate a URL for an image on a website.

Following the instructions below create a state page that will include:
  • Title (Heading in color, italicized and centered)
  • 2 sentences
    • The first sentence incorporates a fact about your state’s flag.
    • The second states the information can be found at 50states.com.
  • Picture of your state's flag.
  • Link to the originating website of your flag image in sentence 2.
  • Google map widget for your state.
To see the final look of a state page click here.

Editor Toolbar
Houle_editor_toolbar.jpg

COPYING AND PASTE HINTS
To copy or paste right click your mouse and click copy or paste in the popup box or use the keyboard shortcuts CTRL C to copy and CTRL V to paste.

Step by Step Instructions
Create New Page | Select State Flag | Insert External Image | Sentences | Map
  1. To make it convenient to work between these instructions and you state page right click on Internet Explorer Lesson under Lessons by Image Methods in the left column and select Open in New Tab.
    Using tabs you can move back and forth between your state page and the lesson instructions. Don't close any tabs until your lesson is done.
  2. Click back on the first tab (Sandyfunwiki - home).
  3. Create a new page
    • Click on the Plus (+) next to Pages and Files in the Navigation Column
    • Enter Page Name – firstname last initial_state with no spaces between words. i.e. LindaH_Illinois.
      (Naming procedure suggested prevents the page name from being duplicated by different people with the same term and limits full name of students under 13 from appearing on the web.)
    • Click Create
  4. Creating a state page heading
    • Type then highlight your state name.
    • Select a Heading Level on the Editor Toolbar drop down list.
    • Click on Text Editor and select font, color and alignment.
    • Click Apply Styles
    • Italicize title
  5. Right click on this link http://50states.com/flag/ and select Open in New Tab.
  6. Choose your state
  7. Right click on the image of the state's flag and click on Properties in the context menu box.
  8. In the Properties box highlight the URL and copy URL for the image.
  9. Insert External Image
    • On your wiki page click on File.
    • Click on External Image, paste the URL in the box and click on Load.
    • A picture appears below the address box. Click on the picture.
  10. Adjust image properties
    • In File Properties box, below image, select alignment
    • To resize click plus or minus signs
  11. Write a sentence about your flag and then change its appearance with text tools.
  12. Add an additional sentence stating that the original information can be found on 50states.com.
    • Return to your 50states flag tab and copy the page URL in the address bar
    • Highlight 50flags.com in your second sentence
    • Click Link
    • Select Web Address
    • Paste copied 50states URL
    • Click Add Link.
  13. Embed a state map
    • Click on the Widget icon
    • Click on Map and select Google Map
    • Click on Google Map
    • Type your state in the Google search box
    • Click on the link icon just to the left of your state map.
    • Click below Paste HTML….to highlight the embed information
    • Copy information
    • Paste copied information in the widget box.
    • Click Save
  14. Save your wiki page
  15. To edit again click on Edit at the top of the page.