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Will Richardson's Wiki
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Pages and Files
A Shifting Notion of What it Means to Teach
A Web of Connections...Why the Read Write Web Changes Everything
Blogs and Wikis
Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms
Chat Transcript Becker
Five Cool Tools
Losing Your Digital Accent
Meet the Teacher Tweets
Name this country
Add "All Pages"
What's a Wiki?
is a type of website that allows users to easily add and edit content and is especially suited for collaborative writing. That means that on typical wikis, anyone can edit anything at anytime. Fun! Because of how open most wikis are, many educators find them a bit tough to deal with.
Wikis facilitate "the purposeful work of negotiating and creating truth" and they support the philosophy that "the quality of the collectively produced product is more important than owning the idea."
Wiki Key Words
Easy, simple website
Easy group authoring
Leadership and Administration
Communication and Knowledge Management
School Improvement Plans, Technology Planning
(One of the best starting point resources out there.)
Teachers First Wiki Ideas
A great presentation (movie) by Mark Wagner: "
Wiki While You Work"
Check the history: you
tell how active a particular wiki is by checking the clicking the "history" or "recent changes" links. More activity doesn't necessarily mean better quality, however.
Wikis can be good starting points for research. Verifying what you find is always a good idea.
If you know something that isn't on the wiki, add it!
If you see something wrong, fix it!
Use the discussion tabs on each page to add to the content.
Wikis in Plain English
The poster app for the Read/Write Web is
Indian Ocean Earthquake
is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable world-wide travel guide.
Mix passion and easy collaboration tools and
this is what you get
. (Start Trek wiki)
Anatomy and Physiology of Animals
Got ideas for using Google Maps? Share
Skype in Schools
Flat Classroom Project
Others from WetPaint
Censorship and Responsibility
(College level wiki)
Wissahickon Schools "EToolbox"
Springfield Township Virtual Library
Pedgogical Potential of Wikis
Heavy Metal Umlaut Screencast
Wikipedia vs. Britannica
How might wikis be used in a K-12 school setting?
What might be some obstacles to their use?
help on how to format text
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