Free and Easy Wikispaces for Educators
Presented at the IL-TCE Pre-Conference, February 28, 2007 & 2007 ICE Summer Workshop Series
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.
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.
Wiki resources and examples:
David Warlick's Learning Wiki:
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: