Wiki is a simple site that allows users to create and edit content in any web browser.
Wiki supports hyperlinks and text. Wiki can be an individuals work or a collaboration between students.
Wikis can demonstrate the process of Learning as well as tracking that learning process.
Wikis change the students role from consumer of knowledge to creator, this is a great way to devlop those critical thinking skills and improve their ability to work and learn from one another.
Ways to use Wikis:
- MIni research projects
- Student summaries of their learning
- Student Critiques about readings
- Compiling a manual
- Creating a Guide to a time period or event in history
- Creating e-portfolios
- Creating a homework helper for students outside of school
Wikis in Plain English
Using Wikis for student collaboration:
PBWiki: Getting Starting
Being Green Project: http://beinggreen.pbworks.com/w/page/8334746/FrontPage
Primary Math: http://primarymath.wikifoundry.com/?t=anon?t=anon
Digiteen Global Project: http://digiteen2008.wikispaces.com/home