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Wiki Examples

Page history last edited by Tony Vincent 8 years, 1 month ago

A wiki is a website which can be edited by one or more people. The wiki creator decides if he or she will invite others to collaborate on the site. PBworks is a popular wiki platform, offering free wikis (which they call workspaces) to educators. Having a simple-to-use and easy-to-update website for a project, classroom, or school allows teachers and students to focus on the content of the site, not the technology.

 

Since wikis are websites, they are used for communicating and posting just about anything. From wikis full of icebreaker activities to wikis for third graders studying simple machines, these quick-to-setup websites are all the rage. Check out some of the sample wikis below. Notice how wikis can contain text, links, images, movies, PDF downloads, and more. 

 

Think Global ISD Wiki - Excellent example of a school's wiki

 

 

English 11

msburtonisonline.pbworks.com
Valerie Burton at Jefferson High School in Louisiana designed a wiki for English I students and their parents. She posts assignments, class procedures, student work, and resources.
Boyer's 5th Grade
mrboyersclass.pbworks.com
Damon Boyer's classroom wiki is a great resource for his fifth graders and their parents. It's where he posts weekly spelling lists, class expectations, students' reflections, and collaborative projects.
iClassroom

iclassroom.pbworks.comiClassroom is maintained by the students in Mrs. Cunningham's Geography & Civics classes at Bullitt Central High in Kentucky.

Abernethy 5th Grade
jabernethy.wikispaces.com
Jan Abernethy's fifth graders in Pennsylvania contribute to a variety of wikis, all linked from this main wiki. Visitors also find dozens of multimedia projects by students and plenty of educational web links.
Science 8
bergmannscience.wikispaces.com
Colorado science teacher Chris Bergmann uses a wiki for his eighth graders to download links and assignments. Students can watch demonstration videos and refer to the class' calendar.
Mr. Lindsay
California fourth grade teacher David Lindsay uses his classroom wiki as a window into his classroom and a portal to curriculum resources.
Arbor Heights Elementary
arborheights.wikispaces.com
Arbor Heights Elementary in Seattle, Washington uses a wiki as its school website. The principal, secretary, and staff can update the site as needed.
Teachweb2
teachweb2.wikispaces.com
Teach Web 2.0 was started by teachers at an independent school in St. Petersburg, Florida and now has contributors from around the world. The wiki offers educational analysis of new web tools.
Educational Wikis List
educationalwikis.wikispaces.com
Educational Wikis is a listing of nearly 500 wikis in alphabetically order. Search the page to find subject areas or grade levels. If you have a wiki, feel free to add it.

 

Wikis for Teachers

 

 

 

Classroom & School Wikis

 

 

Science & Math Wikis

 

 

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