Wikis The Basics
Wiki Wiki bus in Honolulu, HI Photo by zordroyd at http://flickr.com/photos/99198060@N00/369530358
- multiple users to create,
“ A Web Page with an Edit Button”
- A wiki is a website that people can edit, add to and change.
- Limits can be put in place so that only certain people can view or be allowed to change a wiki.
- Click for an example from a 9 th grade history class: http://brokenworld.wikispaces.com/A+Broken+World
- Click for an example from a 5 th grade history class:
- Click for an example from a 5 th grade class reading Turn Homeward, Hannalee :
- http:// wiki.woodward.edu/hannalee/doku.php
Wikis in Plain English
- http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =-dnL00TdmLY
Educational Uses of Wikis
- Class Dictionary or Encyclopedia
- Poetry or Literature Anthology
- Debate Course Topics and Readings
- Project Planning and Creation
- Support Service Learning Projects
- Easily accessible technology; free and simple to use.
- Grounded in content and skills.
- Interactive and student-centered.
Other Benefits and Possibilities
- Democratic process of knowledge creation.
- See evidence of thought process and development.
- Ownership and pride of public authorship.
- Could incorporate student, faculty, community, and parent input.
- Monitoring wiki contributions.
- Determining who can access and contribute to the site.
- Deciding whether your site is public or private.
- Group authorship and public writing.
- No spell check / some editing issues.