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What is a Wiki
A wiki is a website that anyone can edit easily using a regular web browser.
If you can use a word processor, copy and paste, and send an email attachment, you can create a wiki. A wiki may include text, images, web links, file attachments, audio, video and other embedded media. Wiki software automatically records every edit and archives every saved version of a page, making it easy to track changes and "roll-back" to a former version of a page. Essentially, a wiki is anything you want it to be.
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Why Wikis in Education?
Wikis are simple to create and easy to use. They encourage collaboration and shared knowledge construction. They are often built and edited by many users at once. Wikis are powerful, flexible containers for content. Teachers and students can use wikis for publishing, organizing, and sharing virtually any content – professional, creative or academic.
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Wiki in Education Resources
TeachersFirst Wiki Walkthrough
Great overview of basic wiki features plus lots of ideas for classroom wikis, including a specific section for younger grades.
Video: Wikis in Plain English
This excellent 3-minute video explains Wiki in clear, simple terms. Watch it.
EDUCAUSE: 7 things you should know about... Wiki
Wiki Wiki Teaching
Cool Cat Teacher
about her first experience using wikis with students.
WetPaint Wikis in Education Wiki
A collection of edcucational wiki resources and examples of Wikispaces uses in K-12 .
Four Letter Words: how wiki and edit are making the Internet a better learning tool
Article by Stewart Mader of Brown University.
Listen to and/or watch
his presentation on this topic.
Internet Encyclopaedias go Head to Head
This special report from
finds "Wikipedia comes close to Britannica in terms of the accuracy of its science entries."
Create a Wiki
for Teachers -
Ad-free wikis for educators offering 2 GB online storage, 10 MB file uploads, a WYSIWIG editor, support for images, file attachments and media such as podcasts/audio, video and other embeddable widgets and content. You must use the special teacher sign up to create your free educator wikispace:
Video: WikiSpaces Tours
PBWiki for Educators
PBwiki now offers ad-free wikis for educators, allowing for public or private settings.
Video: PBWiki: Helping Educators Educate
Video: Learn How To PBWiki
WetPaint for Education
General Wiki Examples
The biggest multilingual free-content encyclopedia on the Internet. Over 7 million articles in over 200 languages, and still growing.
A collaborative writing project to build the world's largest how-to manual.
Wikia: Big Wikis -
A listing of the largest wiki sites in the wikia community
Harry Potter Wiki
PLP-Consortium » Basic Wikis
Educational Wiki Examples
Flat Classroom Project
Award-winning global collaboration between high school students in U.S. and Bangladesh. Students studied and reported on each of the ten "flatteners" presented in Friedman's
The World is Flat
using a variety of Web 2.0 tools.
Video: Flat Classroom Project Review
Turn Homeward, Hannalee
Fifth grade reading students at Woodward Academy created a comprehensive study guide for a historical novel set in the Civil War era.
Room 15 Wiki
Sixth grade classroom wiki. Includes book reviews by students.
21st Century Learning
Collaboration by small group of teachers seeking to explore and apply 21st Century Learning principles and tools.
St. Francois Xavier Community School
Canadian elementary school website.
Westwood Schools Computer Science
Classroom wiki for Vicki Davis' (coolcatteacher) high school computer science courses.
Woodward Academy third graders share their learning about Westward Expansion along the Oregon Trail.
SMUHSD Technology Support
Independent School parents and some faculty create preliminary shared resources on the new Read/Write Web.
7th Grade Geography
Collaborative research for VoiceThread presentations about Latin America countries -- first project for teacher to test process.
Teen Life Wiki
7th and 8th graders from four countries dig deep to understand teen life globally.
Mr. Heming's Viual Art
Primary school art class website and online gallery.
ABPC WIki Basics
This is the sister site to our current session.
Website of the Atlanta Area Technology Educators group (Local ISTE-affiliate)
help on how to format text
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