UNBLOCKING A WIKISPACE FOR SCHOOL USE

The DET school line presently blocks all wikispaces for students - teachers can access them though. If you want one for your students you will have to ask for it to be unblocked. Students can access the wikispace from home without needing it unblocked of course.

Download this Word.doc (actually a scanned page on a Word .doc) - Interim School Guidelines for the Creation of Blog and Wiki Sites

If you follow the guidelines your school wikispace will be UNBLOCKED -
IN SHORT-
  1. the wikispace MUST be PRIVATE - ie a user name and a password are required to view and/or edit
  2. each user MUST have a unique USER NAME and PASSWORD
  3. the administrator (usually the classroom teacher or principal) MUST set up the wikispace so that he/she is informed of all updates (ie additions, edits) by email.

Once you have set up your space go to in My Portal - My Applications
Select: Internet Filtering - Web Filter Check - (about half way down the page) and then Web Filter Check
Use this tool to check if staff or students at your site area are allowed access to specific URLs.
Check to see that it is Blocked for Students (it will be) and then click on the link: Request to Block/Unblock/Categorise a site

You must identify the actual URL of your wikispace eg https://cap-chatter.wikispaces.com
Copy and paste the 10 points below and submit your site to be unblocked
  1. The wikispace is PRIVATE - a user name and a password are required to view and/or edit
  2. Each user MUST have a unique USER NAME and PASSWORD
  3. I as the administrator, am informed of all updates (ie additions, edits) by email.
  4. The wiki is private and not visable to search engines.
  5. The content of the wiki is curriculum orientated
  6. I as the administrator retain full responsibility for all the material on the site.
  7. Cyberbullying is dealt with through the school's discipline policy.
  8. The site is maintained to ensure there are no inappropriate links.
  9. The site will be terminated when it is no longer required.
  10. DET copyright provisions are met.

To register your class as wikispace members in one go visit:

http://www.wikispaces.com/help teachers#accounts