What is this Wiki thing anyway? Wikispaces defines their site as a place that “lets you create simple web pages that groups, friends and families can edit together.” Wikipedia defines wikis as “a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content… Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites.” 09/08/08 Why have I dated this quote? Because Wikipedia is a wiki, and anyone can change this definition at any time! Imagine the possibilities…
It depends on what you want to do. A wiki can be used like a blog, like so…
Or you can import blog entries from your blog (or any blog!) straight into your wiki, merging the two.
Or they can be kept completely separate. That is what I do for now. My blog is for the kids to just write in. They don’t have to worry about formatting anything. The wiki is for sharing of topic work, though we do have some PUBLISHED writing sharing in there, too. Blog Wiki
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.