What's a 'Wiki'?

It's like a website (i.e., the Falcon SMAA school website) but edited by the members (like Wikipedia), and the members are determined by me. Wikispaces has registered this wiki as a secure K-12 wiki which eliminates advertising, and puts it ahead of many other websites students visit. Please follow all rules below.

Wiki How-to Links

If you have questions or would like to see how other educators use wikis, here are some links that might help:

Getting Started

  • First join wikispaces.com, then ask to join this wiki (8thgradephotoshop)
  • Go to New Page and add a page.
  • Use the template for 'Student page' provided, not a blank page
  • Click on the edit button above right to put your own content on your wiki page.
  • Explore the editing tools for adding content. They're different from MS Word.
  • See a friend that hasn't joined? Click on Manage Wiki and Invite People.

Need Help?

  • Come see me before school (7-7:45) or after (3:15-3:45).


  • Request permission to join 8thGradePhotoshop wiki
  • Use a handle—and let me know it’s you in a separate message
  • Don’t sign up for any Wiki other than 8thGradePhotoshop without parent approval
  • Respect what others have written on the wiki.
  • You can either add to what others have written or begin something new on the wiki.
  • Use correct spelling and grammar on the wiki. Remember what goes up on the wiki, goes up for the world to see. This is published writing, not draft.
  • Use appropriate language. Do not use any language that could be interpreted as mean to others.
  • Any factual information must be accurate. Opinions must be well-considered.
  • Please remember to give credit to and cite your sources. Failure to do so is plagiarism.

You agree to...

...when you join this wiki:
  • I will never post any information more personal than my first name
  • I will not plagiarize; I will give credit where it is due.
  • I will use language appropriate for school.
  • I will not insult my fellow students or their writing.
  • I will try to spell everything correctly.
  • I will only post photos that are school appropriate
  • I will not reveal anyone else's identity in my comments or posts.