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Welcome to the Nielson School Improvement Plan (SIP) Wiki!

This website is intended to assist the School Improvement Team at Nielson Elementary School, Galesburg (IL) Community Unit School District #205. The contents of the this site and its pages are the work of the School Improvement Team members. Every effort will be made to ensure appropriate credit is given to the authors of all documents, images, etc., that appear therein. Any pages linked from this site are not the property of Galesburg CUSD #205 or its employees, and are not administered by District #205. Click at your own risk.

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By default, this wiki allows 2 GB of storage. This can include files of almost any type, including Word documents, Excel files, Power Point presentations, images, or PDF files.

Getting Started

  • Click on the edit button above to put your own content on this page.
  • To invite new members, click on Manage Wiki and Invite People.
  • To change your wiki's colors or theme, click on Manage Wiki and Look and Feel.
  • To set who can view and edit your wiki, click on Manage Wiki and Permissions.

What's a Wiki?


Video by Lee LeFever, of The Common Craft Show, found on YouTube 12/05/2012.

About this site

This site is called a wiki (from the Hawaiian, meaning "Fast" or "Quick"). It is a quick way to create a collaborative web site that can do a number of things.
  • Each page can be edited
  • Files can be uploaded and downloaded
  • Discussions can be maintained for the group's projects
  • ...and many other useful functions, too!
We'll use the site to store documents that we want to examine, edit, etc., to support the curriculum work we're doing.

Here's how to use the wiki:

Navigating

  • Look to the left.
  • Click on the page name that describes the team to which you have volunteered.

Editing Pages

  • In the upper-right-hand corner, click on the icon that looks like this
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  • Then click on the edit button
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    to put your own content on this page.
  • To enter text on the page, just click and start typing. You can use the editing tools just like typing in any other document.
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  • When you're done, click Save
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Uploading Files

  • In the upper-right-hand corner, click on the icon that looks like this
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  • Then click on the edit button
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    to put your own content on this page.
  • To upload a file, click the File button in the toolbar.
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    A new window will open.
  • Find the file on your computer or flash drive, click once to highlight it, then click Open and the file will upload to the wiki site.
  • Click on the filename that appears in the window, and the file (or an icon representing the file) will appear on the page at your cursor.
  • When you're done, click Save
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What about the other buttons and things?

Less is more. Don't worry about them. We'll talk about those if we need to another day.

Need Help?

  • Click on the help link above to learn more about how to use your wiki.


Unless otherwise noted, images above are screenshots.