Using a Wiki in Your Classroom for Teaching, Learning and Collaboration

Fractus Learning

Wikis are the workhorses of the web. If you have looked anything up on Wikipedia , you have used a wiki. Wikipedia is one of a group of education-related wikis. The spirit of a wiki is to provide information openly and freely, which aligns well with using wikis in the classroom.

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Wiki-Style Communication Tool Supports Critical Thinking


Encourage collaborative, student-centered learning with this useful platform. Techlearning Resources Site of the Week

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What to do with a good old wiki resource?

Bryan Alexander

Several years ago I launched a wiki for a desperate purpose. A wiki was the logical choice. And so it came to be , what is now the Restaurants in Airports Wiki. Over the years the wiki grew further. Content remained on the wiki, but some gradually outdated.

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SAMR - Walking a Wiki Up the Line

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I created a MentorMob playlist designed to share a sample of a wiki project I''ve walked up and down the SAMR ladder. elearning #multimedia #wiki mentormob SAMR For those of you interested in learning more about the SAMR model of tech integration. The playlist displays illustrated examples of the project at each level of SAMR. After you''ve viewed the example, please read the whole post on to learn where this example fits into designing lessons.

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Wikis in the Classroom

The Electric Educator

A wiki, from the Hawaiian word meaning "quick", is a web page that can be edited by anyone. The wiki concept has exploded in popularity primarily due to the following of wikipedia. The beautiful thing about a wiki is the collaboration that is encouraged.

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Dynamic Bookmarking on your Blog or Wiki

The Electric Educator

For my Anatomy and Physiology class I have created a separate wiki page for each of the 11 body systems. Here''s how to add dynamic bookmarking to your blog or wiki. blog bookmarking collaborate tool wiki

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Wikis: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Electric Educator

On Tuesday, October 6th, I will be leading a professional development workshop at my school on Wikis. One of the first things I will be doing with the teachers is having them view a 5-slide presentation on Good, Bad, and Ugly uses of wikis. I would appreciate feedback from those of you who are using wikis: 1. How have you seen wikis used effectively? What are common but ineffective uses of wikis? What are some downright bad uses of wikis?

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Creating a Wiki

Nik Peachey

In this feature I'd like to show you how to create your own free wiki using 'Wetpaint' and look at some of the reasons for using wikis to achieve educational goals. First, for those of you who don't know what a wiki is, here's a quick definition which comes from one of the most famous wikis, "A A wiki is a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content [.].

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Something Wiki This Way Comes

The Daring Librarian

Wiki''s in Plain English - a Great Vid! -- What''s a Wiki? A wiki is a web site that lets any visitor become a participant: you can create or edit the actual site contents without any special technical knowledge or tools. A wiki is continuously “under revision.”

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Dynamic Bookmarking on your Blog or Wiki

The Electric Educator

For my Anatomy and Physiology class I have created a separate wiki page for each of the 11 body systems. Here's how to add dynamic bookmarking to your blog or wiki. I frequently come across websites that I think would be helpful for my students to know about.

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iPad BUZZ: a Wiki, a Blog Post, & an Infographic

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Here are three must-see resources to add to the conversation: A Wiki: The iPadschools Wiki. This wiki is intended to be a clearinghouse of applications, lessons and experiences using the iPad in the classroom. The conversation about iPads is revving up at our school !

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Book Club 2.0 Wiki + Papert and Dewey Virtual Events

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

First , I''ve set up a wiki at where you can list or find virtual book clubs for students, teachers, and anyone else in education. You can also share links to articles, books, videos, or anything else related to virtual book clubs there (you''ll have to request membership in the wiki, but that''s just to avoid the inevitable spammers).

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Using wikis for teacher development

Nik Peachey

In my two previous features, I've looked at how to create a wiki and how to use them with EFL students. In this posting I'd like to look at a couple of technical aspects, how to embed video in the wiki and how to add hyperlinks, and how we can use them for teacher development. The first shows how we can embed videos into a WetPaint wiki. We can also use the power of wikis for teacher development. How can we use wikis for teacher development?

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Using wikis with EFL students

Nik Peachey

In this feature I want to share another tutorial that you can use with your students showing how to edit your wiki and have a look at a live demo wiki that you and your students can play around with. In my previous post I looked at how to create a wiki using WetPaint and a few of the reasons for using one. This tutorial shows you how simple it is to edit the wiki. You could use a wiki as a sort of learning record which all the students could contribute to.

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50 Ways to. Use a Wiki in the Collaborative and Interactive Classroom

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

What can you do in a classroom with a wiki? 50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom from The list of 50 ways is divided into the following categories: * Resource creation * Student participation * Group projects * Student Interaction * For the Classroom * Other and each way has a link to *stellar* examples. wikis Each of the 50 ways listed in the article below have links to specific examples.

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Share Out Loud: Join the Wiki!

The Daring Librarian

Pointing to Effective Practice, Join the Wiki! For more, read the rest of her blog and join the newly re-purposed School Library Websites Wiki! Joyce Valenza, in her SLJ NeverEndingSearch Blog, writes that we need to share out loud! "

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Good-Bye Wikispaces


News came out last week that the popular free wiki platform, Wikispaces , is closing up shop. Where can we access the collaborative nature of the wiki in other online spaces that aren’t just for single broadcast purposes? Alternately, what wiki tools do you rely on?

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

Community Conversations: Using Google Forms, Docs & Wikis to Connect Outside Your School

The Daring Librarian

But for those of you who are tech savvy, at home, you can Google “MHMS Learning” and our Learning Wiki comes up first! (OR While at the wiki you will also see a banner for our new MHTV Music Request Line where you can suggest Appropriate clean songs to play on our show.

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media search tools video wikis search universityvideosI make so many discoveries through my grad students’ Weekly Search News presentations. This week, Emma shared

Wikiweb: an app to browse Wikipedia


app for wikipedia web app wiki app wikiweb Wikiweb: a beautiful way to browse Wikipedia Wikiweb is a paid app available in iTunes that lets you view Wikipedia in a way that is easy on the eyes and natural on the fingertips. The information populates in webs that are easy to follow.

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5 Cool Ways for Students to Show What They Know


Articles Formative Assessment Barbara Blackburn bio poems blog posts Facebook walls newspapers understanding concepts video wikisTeachers are always looking for more engaging ways to help students demonstrate their understanding of a concept.

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Four Social Media Strategies for Principals


Blackburn Facebook Flickr Linkedin PLN principal Ronald Williamson social media twitter wikiPrincipals can use social media to improve communication, provide information during school safety situations, increase collaboration, and enhance professional development.

60 years ago today

Learning with 'e's

I was now back in teacher education again, where I began to experiment with blogs, wikis, social networks and other Web 2.0 blogs comouters education learning media Networks social media Technology wikisI have reached a milestone in my life. Today I have completed 60 orbits of the sun.

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The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

One of the most popular and easy to use tools in the wiki – a shared website which anyone can edit. We quickly discovered that wikis are so open as to cause problems if some form of scaffolding or structure is not created for students. wiki YouTube

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The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with 'e's

One of the most popular activities on our wiki based learning programmes was called ‘goldmining’. These were posted up onto the group wiki, and a short summary attached by the ‘gold miner’ to explain what it contained and why it would be useful.

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Botanical metaphors and learning

Learning with 'e's

The subject of my video was wikis in education - another one in my ''3 Things'' series. botanical metaphor education learning rhizomatic learning Sydney Botanical Gardens Technology wikis

An audience with.

Learning with 'e's

I did some early studies into the effects of this when I implemented a programme wide use of wikis in 2006. Technology John Dewey conference presentation academic writing graduate skill education Seymour Papert learning wiki. We learn best when we are fully involved in the process.

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Tools of the trade

Learning with 'e's

Social tagging sites such as Diigo and Delicious can offer this kind of filing cabinet organisation, but so too can wikis and other collaborative tools, which would I imagine, raise the level of engagement and profiling of individuals who organised and shared their content in this manner.

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The Future of Learning, via Museums #MCN2014

Improving Education Environments

One example is the concept of federation, eloquently brought to education by Mike Caulfield in his federated wiki example. This is a lot like a Wiki, but how it is different is the ownership and the social aspect.

Creative destruction

Learning with 'e's

Using wikis for collaborative writing is a little like solving the Towers of Hanoi puzzle. And yet wikis, as community spaces, are by their nature, a 'free for all'. wiki tower of hanoi learning problem solving

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Freinet and social media

Learning with 'e's

Learners can co-operate not only in the production processes (1) and games playing (2) outline above, they can also co-operate, or even collaborate on team based creation of blogs, wikis, or video production.

Make like a tree - and learn

Learning with 'e's

The subject of my video was wikis in education - another one in my '3 Things' series. botanical metaphor education learning rhizomatic learning Sydney Botanical Gardens Technology wikis

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The architecture of learning

Learning with 'e's

Collaborative, shared online learning spaces such as wikis and discussion forums are characteristic meeting places where content is created and shared, and the community also organises and moderates it using specialised services such as aggregators, curators and tagging. wikis

Exemplary Practices in 21st Century Learning

A Principal's Reflections

What fascinated me about this discussion was the fact that they came up with this idea to create a wiki where educators from all over the world could share examples of student innovation. I encourage all teachers and administrators to add to this wiki that George Couros created.

New Posted Resources 06/12/2010

The Web20Classroom

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Tips for Teaching Wikis: How I explain it to students tags : wiki , wikis , favorite 4 Tips for Integrating Social Media Into the Classroom tags : socialmedia , favorite Over 100 ideas for using Twitter in the Classroom | Emerging Internet Technologies for Education tags : twitter , favorite TeachersFirst: Wiki Walk-Through tags : wiki , favorite Creating a Glog by Dorene Bates on Prezi tags : glogster , prezi , favorite Posted from Diigo.

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Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

Blogs and wikis and other social media made an appearance, even though at the time they were still fairly nascent in compulsory education. This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology.

Drive like an Egyptian

Learning with 'e's

On wikis and other shared spaces, there is a need to simply let go of content once you have submitted it, because as sure as there are pyramids in Egypt, someone will come along and edit (or perhaps even delete) your contribution.

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The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

My own students create a lot of their own content during their study, usually in the form of podcasts, videos, wiki and blog content, and are encouraged to share these publicly online to gain additional feedback.

4 Easy Steps to Embed a Tweet

The Daring Librarian

Did ya know that you can easily embed your Tweets in blog posts or wikis? 10 geeky tips for the new year blog easy embed MiddleGrdReads passwords Sasha Reinhardt tips tweet twitter vizify wiki Sure can! It''s sorta buried, but I''ll show you in 4 easy steps! —