The Wiki that I Forgot

My Paperless Classroom

It seems like I am always creating something online: a blog post, a Google+ community, a Wiki, a Livebinder, an account on any number of websites. This morning as I added a pin to the PATUE pinboard I saw this pin and realized that I have at least one orphaned Wiki out there.

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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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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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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 Content remained on the wiki, but some gradually outdated.

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Wikis for collaborative learning

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

A wiki is a website that allows visitors to easily add, remove, and edit content, making it an effective tool for collaborative authoring which allows students to construct knowledge. To develop a basic understanding of a wiki, please view this commoncraft video

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Teaching with Wikipedia? The Wiki Education Foundation Wants to Help!


If this describes you, The Wiki Education Foundation wants to help. If you’re going to or have used the Wiki Education Foundation’s resources, we’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments below.

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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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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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Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

In the past, I’ve often used wikis to manage and track projects. The easiest way to explain the power of tracking is to compare the Project Pals workspace to a wiki. On a wiki, each page has a history and a teacher can see which student added or made changes to a wiki page.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Engaging online learners 1

Learning with 'e's

It relates to critical writing on wikis, but it can be applied to just about any collaborative online learning space: There is a spectrum of wiki activities that can be used to encourage critical thinking in writing. collaboration education engagement learning online Technology wiki

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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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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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.

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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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Engaging online learners 3

Learning with 'e's

I developed a 5 step model based on the work of Lani Gunawardena (1995) which I used to promote deeper and more critical engagement for online learners working in wikis. activity creative writing discussion education engagement learning online support Technology wiki

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Learning with 'e's

I wrote back in 2009 about how I had used the model to frame my own efforts to engage online learners, in wikis - collaborative web pages. activity education engaging learner online Technology wiki writing

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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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.

Chance encounters

Learning with 'e's

Dermot and me recreating the Frodo Tree scene It turned out that Dermot had studied my work, especially the work I'd recently published on wikis and education. Don't put that ring on Dermot! We've all done it.

Curriculum Companions Start September 10th!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Curriculum Companion Wikis (K-5 only) follow a tech professional as s/he teaches each lesson in the SL K-5 curriculum textbooks. If you own any or all of K-5 Structured Learning technology curriculum (6th edition), you have free access to the grade-level wiki.

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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. search, transcripts, and automatic clipping!


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

Our Top EdTech Websites for Newbie Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

There are tons of websites, blogs, and wikis that provide amazing resources to help you in your daily moreWhen it comes to educational web resources the options are overwhelmingly bountiful.

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Curriculum Companions Start August 8th

Ask a Tech Teacher

Curriculum Companion Wikis (K-5 only) follow a tech professional as s/he teaches each lesson in the SL K-5 curriculum textbooks. If you own any or all of K-5 Structured Learning technology curriculum (5th edition), you have free access to the grade-level wiki.

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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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