Originally developed in 1994, a wiki is a collaborative website which can be directly edited by anyone with access to it. Without knowing any HTML, wikis allow students and teachers to create web pages. These pages can be edited anywhere and, if you choose, by anyone. A wiki allows for world wide collaboration.



As a teacher, you can use wikis for:
  • Class Notes
  • Parental / Student Communication
  • Lesson Summaries
  • Handouts
  • Course Syllabus
  • Course Links and Resource Notes
  • School or class calendar
  • Collaboration of Notes
  • Concept Introduction and Exploratory Projects
  • Dissemination of Important Classroom Learning Beyond the Classroom
  • Teacher Information Page
  • Student written books
  • School Newspaper

Assignment:

  1. Click this link to visit a special section of the WikiSpace web site.
  2. Create your own wiki that contains at least 3 different pages.
  3. Post the link to your wiki on your wiki portfolio (for this class).
  4. Visit the wikis of at least 3 other class members. Use the discussion tab to comment on one of their pages.