Wikis

What is a Wiki?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A wiki is a page or collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content.
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Great wiki pages with general information and ideas for teachers:

Great site for finding Educational Wikis:
http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis

Excellent video explaining the basics of wikis


Wikis from Morristown ESD Training

Create a Wiki

Creating Student Accounts without Email Addresses
  • To Create Student Accounts without email addresses, go here for directions





Sample Wikis


Wiki Use Ideas

More wiki help...




More Examples of Wikis in Education - from Wikispaces webinar

Course Projects
Students work with other students in their class, their school, or globally. Instead of the traditional paperboard presentations, students use wikis to research a topic; find and embed historical videos, audio clips from primary sources, and other Internet resources into their final project; and collaborative with their peers to produce a final project.

Lab Group Notebooks
Professors in labs can add the lab protocols and policies to the wiki and the lab groups can share their research, outline procedures they used, and post their results for others to see.

Student-Built Curricula and Textbooks
What better way to learn something than to teach it yourself? Teachers are using wikis as places for the kids to build resources that engage kids with the material.

Study Guides
Students take notes over the course of the semester on their wiki, building a study guide that they can then use as they prepare for their exams.

Out-of-Class Learning
Instructors post questions which students then interact with and answer outside of class, students work on their wikis from home, distance-learning courses have their own online space for notes, discussions, and projects.

Learning From Peers
Students can use wikis to review their classmates' work and give them their feedback. Teachers are also setting up wikis where students work with a classroom in a different state or country, learning about a different culture along the way.

Professional Development
Teachers support their own learning by sharing curricula, lesson plans, labs, and other resources with their colleagues.

Hungry for more?
See many more educational examples at http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com.