The wonderful world of wikis

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)
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Recommended Wikis:
Wikispaces – (sign up for ad-free wikis for teachers)  http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers
Getting Started with Wikispaces – http://www.scribd.com/doc/2440900/Getting-Started-With-Wikispaces

PBworks in Educationhttp://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”:

Resources:
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.

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