Class discussion in any subject. For example, Language Arts – “What are modern examples of books/movies/songs inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet?” You students can join the wiki conversation AND you can invite other classes to join if you like.
Interdisciplinary . Two different subjects and teachers can join to create one wiki. For example, one teacher can start a wiki page on Cinco de Mayo and students studying Mexico in history can write about it from a historical point of view and students from Spanish class can write about it from a cultural point of view.
Peer Editing – have students post their essays/projects on the wiki.
Research Paper – set up a wiki page for students to add their research (follow through edits).
Wiki communications – connect with another country that speaks the target language and have students exchange info about each other’s cultures through the wiki.
Several participants have contributed. Wikis are collaborative. Each person brings their strengths and contributes things that they are good at to the project. (Easily seen in history.)
Graphics are used as needed and add to the message. Graphics are not distracting and used where needed to further explain a topic. If does not look cluttered.
A table of contents is used, headings and underlines are used appropriately.
An effective wiki hyperlinks sources and gives readers additional information about the topic. Make sure that you have checked your hyperlinks and that they work.
Original, intelligent wording
The effective wiki summarizes information but never copies it! (Cite your sources.) The wording is intelligent and meaningful and jargon is not used. Wikis may be read by a global audience and authors must keep that in mind.