Friday, October 10, 2008

Week 7, Thing 17

#17 Playing around with PBWiki

"Sandbox" is the term that wikis often use to describe the area of the website that should be used for pure play. For this discovery and exploration exercise, Helene Blowers at PLCMC set up a whole Learning 2.0 Favorites wiki* that’s for nothing but play!

For this “explore-and-play-with-wikis” exercise, you are asked to add an entry or two to the PBwiki Learning 2.0 wiki. The theme of this wiki is simply “Favorites” : Favorite books, favorite vacation spots, favorite restaurants, favorite anything …all you need to do is play and add your thoughts. To mark your adventure on this site, you should add your blog to the Favorite Blogs page.

Discovery Resources:

Discovery Exercise:
1. Access the PLCMC Learning 2.0 wiki and create a login account for yourself. At the bottom of the log-in page, in the lower left-hand corner, it says "Password = plcmc". That's the verification code. (Thanks to Sarah W. for this hint!).

2. Add your blog to the Favorite Blogs page. That's how we'll know that you've been there. It’s easy to do if you follow this simple syntax:
[ URL Title of blog]
[ Learning 2.0 ]

With brackets [ ] and just a little typing, you’ve added a link - yup, it’s as easy as that!

* NOTE: The PLCMCLearning Wiki was created using the free version of PBWiki, a tool that lets you create webpages that anyone can edit.
OPTIONAL: Add a favorite or two to a few other pages (Favorite books, favorite vacation spot, etc). And, if you feel up to the challenge, you might even want to create a separate page for book review or short travel essay and link up to that.

3. Create a post in your blog about the experience.


pagedCat said...

um the Library2.0 sandbox is a verification code protected pbwiki. You can only go in and edit it if you have permission from the administrator.

pagedCat said...

pbWiki and its major competator Wetpaint act differently than a "true wiki" in the sense that is doesn't use simplified markup language (which once you learn this code is actually more annoying). I'm still trying to figure out pb but it doesn't recognized simplified markup code nor markup code (html, instead it uses a format similar to the (non-html version) of editing in Blogger. The icon of a world with a chain-link is used to create a link.

Sarah W said...

At the bottom of the log-in page, in the lower left-hand corner, it says "Password = plcmc". That's the verification code. I used it and was able to log-in.

pagedCat said...

my comment about the simplified markup language applies to pbwiki2.0 which applies to newer sites and those that have been updated. I guess the sandbox doesn't have this update. However, I am not seeing the code Sarah mentions.

pagedCat said...

lol, okay now i see the plcmc. Its on the verification code screen.