Adding a link to an external website:


When you want to send readers to a website you want them to read, or you want to show where you got your picture/video/information, you put in a link. A link is like the address to a website. You can either copy and paste the web address or you can highlight some text and tell the wiki that those words symbolize the web address. Let's do an example.

1. First, highlight the web address.

I want to send my readers to an article I found in the Times of India newspaper called "Tech-know-logy" about online education in India. I have two windows open - my wiki page and the window with my article in it. The first thing I do is highlight the web address in the address bar on the top of the Times of India website. To highlight, click your mouse at the very end of the web address and hold the clicker while dragging the mouse across that area of text. You can also double click a few times until you have that line of text highlighted in blue.

Web address - usually begins with http: OR https: OR www. and ends in .com, .edu, or .org
The website for the article is:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/Tech-know-logy/articleshow/7302486.cms

2. Copy the web address.

To copy the text to your computer (so it remembers it), you can do one of two things when the text is highlighted. Either:
- Right click and click "copy" OR
- On your keyboard, hold down the control key and the "c" key at the same time. The control key (CTRL) is located in the bottom left and bottom right corners of your keyboard.

3. Pick what text you want to link.

After I read my article, I wrote a few sentences on my wiki. I included a title to my summary. It looks like this:



Tech-Know-logy: a summary

This article talks about the different ways people learn using computers, the internet, or even an Xbox. The author talks about many benefits of using more technology, including helping the environment by using less paper, sharing notes online, giving instant feedback, and increasing collaboration between the students. I think it is interesting to think about how student do use technology and how we can use it more. The wiki is a way of using technology in the classroom to increase learning and creativity and give students a chance to try something new.



I want people to be able to actually read the article if they want, and I want them to be able to click on the title "Tech-Know-logy: a summary." When in the "EDIT" menu on my wiki page, I highlight the title of my article.

4. Click "Link" button, then "External Link".

With the article title of my summary highlighted, click link. Then click the "external link" tab on the "link" window that pops up.
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5. Paste the web address into "Address" box.

The title I highlighted should be in the "Link text" box. Click inside the "Address" box so your cursor blinks there. Then, paste your web address by either:
- Right-click inside the "Address" box and select "Paste" OR
- Hold down the control key and the "V" key at the same time (CTRL + V)

Click the box after "New Window" - now when a read clicks the link, he or she won't lose your wiki page when the internet browser goes to a new website.

6. Click "Add link"! You did it!



Final product:




Tech-Know-logy: a summary

This article talks about the different ways people learn using computers, the internet, or even an Xbox. The author talks about many benefits of using more technology, including helping the environment by using less paper, sharing notes online, giving instant feedback, and increasing collaboration between the students. I think it is interesting to think about how student do use technology and how we can use it more. The wiki is a way of using technology in the classroom to increase learning and creativity and give students a chance to try something new.