What's a Wiki?




Wikis to See


  1. A great list of Educational wikis - check this out!
  2. Learning Latin America - a 9th grade project. A must-see! This was done with a couple classes of 9th grade students, a senior Spanish V class, the teacher, librarian, and CFF coach. Take note of the discussion tabs and see how they used it to discuss their work.
  3. Net Generation Wiki Project - sure to be another award winner
  4. Flat World Wiki - an award winner from Vicki Davis (USA) and Julie Lindsay (Qatar) and their students. They used the wiki, a Ning (social network), Delicious (social bookmarking), Skype, and even Twitter. It was based on the best selling book by Thomas Friedman, "The World is Flat."
  5. FlatClassroomProject2008 - Stop NOW and look at this!Another project by Davis and Lindsay and others. Take a look at the list of schools that participated in this project, from the USA to France, Spain, Australia, Japan, Qatar, and more. How can this NOT be the kind of schooling we want for ALL of our students?
    1. The Flat Classroom Project- Previous year's version. Check out their work.
      1. Read this blog post - a blog post that asks, in frustration, why some schools still block blogs, wikis, etc
    2. The Horizon Project - another MUST SEE!! Based on the Horizon Report (pdf) that lists the major technology trends and tools that they feel will impact the world. This project had students asking, "How will this impact Education, Government, Health, and Entertainment. Great topic and nice project built by students in several countries.
  6. The Digiteen Project - why can't WE think of these first? "This is where schools and classrooms from around the world will discuss issues, research and take action to do with being online in the 21st century."
  7. Flat World Tales - another excellent idea. "The 1001 Flat World Tales Writing Project is a creative writing workshop made up of schools around the world, connected by one wiki."
  8. My Side of the Mountain - a class explores a book together. Very nice
  9. History Tours Wiki - check it out! This is made by two teachers, but imagine having your students create such a wiki, complete with Google Earth flyovers, images, sounds - the works.
  10. Joyce Valenza's wiki resources. Joyce is a well known librarian, blogger, and speaker in PA. Her list of resources is outstanding.
  11. Wikipedia- yes, THAT one :-)
    1. Conservapedia - Just what you think it might be. Yikes!
    2. Veropedia - Verified and vetted articles from Wikipedia
    3. Vicipaedia - Wikipedia in Latin!
  12. Jennifer Dorman's web 2.0 wiki - OUTSTANDING!! DANGER!! DO NOT GO HERE!!! (Unless you've got some time. It'll draw you in.)
  13. The Connected Classroom - from Kristin Hokanson, a Classrooms for the Future coach in PA
  14. This list of the 2008 nominees for Best Education Wiki. There are several in here and each one is worth a look. Get ideas for navigation, formats, etc.
  15. Web 2.0 Guru - Cheryl Capozzoli's wiki. Another dangerous site. TONS of links nicely indexed.
  16. Some WetPaint award nominees - the 2008 Golden Bucket Awards list of nominated wikis



Other wikis to try:

And now, Google Sites- Works like wikis. Totally different experience, in my opinion