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Q: What is a wiki?
A: According to dictionary.com, a wiki is a collaborative Web site set up to allow user editing and adding of content.
Q: As a teacher, how can I use a wiki in my classroom?
A: There are limitless ways to use a wiki in a classroom setting. Wiki's have been set up for all types of classes, from a 4th grade Math class to a 11th grade History class. You can post pictures and videos on the wikipage, or post homework and project assignments. You can find all different types of examples from different classes around the world at the bottom of this page. BE CREATIVE!
Q:What makes Wikispaces different?
A: wikispaces.com makes wikis easy to use for everyone, not just technical users. They provide a simple interface, a visual page editor, and a focus on community collaboration. Find out more on their
Q: What are other teachers saying about Wikispaces?
"I have used countless technological tools -- but I have never found a tool so useful in the educational process." -Vicki Davis, Westwood Schools
"Wikispaces has been great so far. It is an amazing thing to learn through community building activities in an online environment that encourages the free exchange of ideas and emphasizes high level, clear communication and critical thinking." -David Conlay, Estancia High School
"There is just nothing out there that is so simple to use! [...] It's definitely the best wiki-hosting solution that we've come across, both for its simplicity and its style!" -Leigh Blackall, Blended Learning
Q: How can I get started?
A: It is VERY easy to sign up and get started. Click here for instructions on getting started
HOW TO GET YOUR WIKISPACE STARTED.doc
EXAMPLES OF WIKI'S FROM OTHER CLASSROOMS
(these will be helpful in giving you some ideas for your own space).
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.
Randolph 6th Grade Geography Class Website -
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)
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