Definition of a Wiki

A wiki is a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup languag . Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. For example, the collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia is one of the best known wikis. Wikis are used in businesses to provide affordable and effective intranets and for Knowledge Management. Ward Cunningham, developer of the first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as "the simplest online database that could possibly work".

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

Wiki's in Plain English- by Common Craft


Sign up for the "add free" version of Wikispaces.

http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers100K



Other resources for using Wiki's in Education:
http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Articles and Resources
http://www.classroom20wiki.com/Wikis
http://eduwikius.wikispaces.com/
http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/About This Wiki
http://techtipsforteachers.wikispaces.com/Your Wiki Education
http://www.wikiineducation.com/display/ikiw/Home