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Wikis

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What's a Wiki?

A wiki is a type of website that allows users to easily add and edit content and is especially suited for collaborative writing (Wikipedia). That means that on typical wikis, anyone can edit anything at anytime. Fun! Because of how open most wikis are, many educators find them a bit tough to deal with.

 

Wiki Uses

 

  • Easy, simple website
  • Easy group authoring
  • Data collection
  • Projects
  • Reviews
  • Presentations
  • Professional collaboration

 

Wiki Strategies

 

  • Reading
    • Check the history: you can tell how active a particular wiki is by checking the clicking the "history" or "recent changes" links. More activity doesn't necessarily mean better quality, however.
    • Wikis can be good starting points for research. Verifying what you find is always a good idea.

 

  • Writing
    • If you know something that isn't on the wiki, add it!
    • If you see something wrong, fix it!

Sample Wikis

 

Classroom/Education Wikis

 

Wiki Tools

Wiki Resources

 

 

Your Ideas

How might wikis be used in a K-12 school setting?

What might be some obstacles to their use?

Screencasting

 

 

Global Warming article--This is an interesting article.

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