Need a Website Wiki Wiki?
Presented at the:
Illinois Education Technology Conference (IETC), November 15, 2007 -- Springfield, IL
Wiki wiki is a Hawaian-language word that means fast. A classroom wiki can provide educators with a place to publish information on the web in just a few clicks of the mouse -- without having to know html code. Wikis can be public or private, and students can help with the maintenance and upkeep. And, they are free for educators!
Whether you are a teacher or administrator, wikis provide a fast and easy way to extend and enrich your curriculum or education practice. Establish your own wikispace on the web, and master the tools for managing a secure and safe place for you and your students or colleagues to collaborate online.
Ooops... hmmm, recorded the stream, but the audio didn't seem to capture.
Not to worry. I also recorded the audio with my iPod. First, click the Play button below to listen (this is unedited, and has about a 46-sec pause before the audio begins), then click the stream playback above when the audio timer reads about 57 seconds.
Minor correction to the information in the audio file ...
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/
From the website: Wikipedia (pronounced /ˌwɪkiˈpiːdi.ə/ or /ˌwiki-/) is a multilingual Web-based free-content encyclopedia wiki service. Wikipedia is written collaboratively by volunteers, allowing most articles to be changed by anyone with access to a web browser. The project began on January 15, 2001, as a complement to the expert-written Nupedia and is now operated by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia has more than 3,380,000 articles, including more than 993,000 in the English-language version.
Wikis in Plain English from Common Craft
Wiki resources and examples:
David Warlick's Learning Wiki:
Ideas from Jennifer Wagner (aka Technospud)
A wiki might be perfect for you if ...
5 Tips for Wiki Work -- (adapted from Vicki Davis, author of the Flat Classroom Project)
Advertised as: "Make a free, password-protected wiki as easily as a peanut butter sandwich." -- Extend our conversation at http://il-tce.pbwiki.com -- and you will be a superstar (that's the pwd).
Other PBWiki links
PB Wiki pages...
Wikispaces lets you create simple web pages that groups, friends, and families can edit together. They're giving away 100,000 ad-free wikis for educators! Visit: http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers100K
Join the IL-TCE wikispaces page: http://il-tce.wikispaces.com
From Jennifer Wagner (technospud)
Wikispaces Blog: http://blog.wikispaces.com/
Wikispaces in Education:
Now ad-free for educators! http://www.wetpaint.com/category/Education--Ad-Free