What is a wiki?
A wiki is a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. The collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia is one of the best-known wikis. (Wikipedia) .
Getting Started with Wikispaces – http://www.scribd.com/doc/2440900/Getting-Started-With-Wikispaces
PBworks in Education – http://pbworks.com/
How to Make a Wiki 101 – http://www.scribd.com/doc/30003621/How-to-Make-a-Wiki-101
A few examples of Wikis used for an “online classroom”:
- St. Martin’s Computer Lab wiki – http://stmcomputers.wikispaces.com/
- Mission Possible 2.0 (Wikis are great for curriculum units too: my MS/HS classes collected information and samples of web 2.0 tools) http://missionweb.wikispaces.com/ Shared digital career projects: http://4careers.wikispaces.com/
- Digiteen International collaborative Project – http://digiteen10-1.flatclassroomproject.org/
- Educational Wikis (listing of teacher created educational wikis in alphabetical order) – http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis
Wikis in the Classroom- http://digitallyspeaking.pbworks.com/Wikis – by Bill Ferriter
New Tool Workshop: Wikis – http://newtoolsworkshop.wikispaces.com/Wikis – by Joyce Valenza
Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and other Powerful tools in the Classroom – book written by Will Richardson
*** Check out a wiki that I started: VoiceThread 4 Education at http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com/. There are over 300 educators who have contributed VoiceThread projects to that wiki.