Links to Notemaking Tips

Your Notemaking Tips:

If you would like to add any of your own notemaking tips, you can do so here (Just add your name after your entry).

Free Mindmapping Software:

Nb: Most of these packages are first offered free but may later include a fee to upgrade to full features.
Nbb: If you create a mind map you can link to it from your notemaking page within the wiki.

Welcome to Your Note-taking Wiki!

We will be using the wiki during the CHOGM week to complete the note-making activity that is part of Module 9, Selecting content to suit specific needs.

Logging into Wikispace

To be able to contribute and edit a Wiki page you need to first join wikispace. Let me know your email and I will send you an invite!

Getting Started

Use the
button in the editing box at the top of the left-hand menu to add a page. which bears your Name, e.g. "Joe Bloggs"

You will be taken to a dialogue box asking you name and tag your page - use your name e.g. "Joe Bloggs" as the name title and add any tags if you wish.

Once you have filled in and submitted these details you will be taken to your new page, type your name at the top of this page and then click

Once you've created your page you can begin adding content to it by clicking on the
button at the top of the screen on any of your pages. (

Tip: It's a good idea to click
at regular intervals.

Next, explore some of the tools at your disposal, starting with the word processing functions in thetoolbar, as shown below.


You should experiment with:

  • formatting buttons: fonts, colours, bullet points
  • the link button: can you insert a link to another page within this wiki? What about a favourite website outside this wiki?
  • the table button: can you insert tables of different sizes?

Tip: Please note that you MUST have copyright permission for any images, audio or video files you post to your wiki pages OR use images available under a Creative Commons licence.

Take a look at the four key tabs at the top of each wiki page, as shown below.
You should try out the following:

  • You've already been looking at the main Page tab on any pages you've been viewing or editing.
  • Click on the Discussion tab. How would you add a comment to a page?
  • Click on the History tab. How can you access past versions of a page? How could you revert to them if you wished to?
  • Click on the Notify Me tab. When might you want to use this function?

Need Help?

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

Notetaking template

Source (title, author, publication):

Table of Contents

Abstract notes:

Title: Great White Shark,

Published by: World Wildlife Fund


Subject focus: Should GWS be a protected species.

Abstract notes:

Position in ecosystem:

  • Efficient predator ("skilled hunter" - seals squid, whales)
  • Top of food chain
  • Enemies - killer whale (competitor), human (sport, occ. food, fear)
  • Status = "indicator of the sea's health" -> if threatened, then whole marine world also in danger (Use this quote in the introduction)

Physical features:

  • Adult females mature at 14-16 yrs (7m.+)
  • Adult males " " 10-12 " (5m.+)
  • Slate grey or olive brown, line separates dark upper from white lower surfaces
  • Gestation 1 yr+; litters of 7-9 pups


  • Thruóut temperate marine waters of the world (incl. S.Africa, Aus., NZ, Japan, W.Coast, Medit.)
  • Esp. near seal pops.
  • Total nos. unknown

Current threats:

  • Only 1 nat. enemy - orca/killer whale
  • Human predators - trophy/food/fear

WWF Projects:

  • Researching nos./habitats in Mediterranean - help lobby
  • Funds to Shark Trust est. 1996 -> wkg to protect sharks


  • Follow up:
    • Shark numbers (find estimates for Australian waters if possible)
    • Shark Trust (see if they have a website - could be useful)