What is a Wiki?

According to Wikipedia, (which is itself a Wiki ;-), "a wiki is a website that allows visitors to easily add, remove, and otherwise edit and change the content of the wiki. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for mass collaborative authoring. The term wiki also can refer to the collaborative software (wiki engine) that operates this type of website, or to certain specific wiki sites, including WikiWikiWeb, and on-line encyclopedias such as Wikipedia."
small_idea_lightbulb.gif
small_idea_lightbulb.gif
Think about
how you and your students can create and use wikis in your classroom. Wikis are web 2.0 collaborative authoring tools that connect with LwICT Big Ideas - Produce to Show Understanding , Communicate , and Collaborate . WIKISPACES invites you to create a FREE K-12 education wiki for your classroom at: http://www.wikispaces.com/t/x/teachers100K View a short video to learn how to edit wikispaces pages. The first 30 seconds explain how to set up your own wiki. The rest of the video shows you how to create and edit content.

Think about how you and your students can create interactive and collaborative representations of your knowledge using a web 2.0 tool such as 'PREZI'. Prezi connects with LwICT Big Ideas - Produce to Show Understanding , Communicate , and Collaborate . To create your own 'Prezis', you can get FREE educational accounts at http://prezi.com . (Educational accounts do not contain the 'advertising bar'.) [here is a 'prezi' that gives you tips and tricks on creating your own 'prezi'! http://prezi.com/wesbmcijhqvx/ ]

Learn how to edit a wikispaces page


Learn how to add your content to the Lwict wiki.

View a short video to learn how to edit wikispaces pages. The first 30 seconds explain how to set up your own wiki. The rest of the video shows you how to create and edit content. There are also four other videos on how to:

Wikispaces is also offering free private wikis for teachers.


Using Wikis in the Classroom

Wiki walkthrough
Amy Standen article
Tutorial ands Guides
Adding users who don't have email addresses
Using wikis in the classroom
Using wikis in the classroom (Elluminate session)


Sample Wikis Created By Students / Teachers

http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/ - A wiki created by students in Bangladesh and students in Georgia
http://glengarrypedia.wikispaces.com/ - A wiki regarding the novel A Tourist's Guide to Glengarry by grade 9 students
http://classroomgoogleearth.wikispaces.com/#tochome3 - A wiki dedicated to classroom use of Google Earth
http://wiki.woodward.edu/hannalee/doku.php?id=hannalee - A wiki used to study the novel Turn Homeward Hannalee
http://nsreflectionssupport.wikispaces.com/ - A wiki used to reflect on the effects of the Vietnam war
http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis - A comprehensive list of existing educational wikis that we can learn from


Create your own Wiki

Wikispaces
PBwiki
Seedwiki
List of wiki engines