logo_34x40.pngWelcome to Wikis – Create, Communicate, and Collaborate!


Presenter: Annemarie Stoeckel, South Plainfield Public Schools
Email: annemarie.stoeckel@gmail.com
Twitter: @astoeckel

About the presentation…

This presentation will explore wikis that teachers use to showcase student projects, to communicate with students and other teachers, and for collaboration with classrooms all over the world. There are many different wiki creating and hosting services; however, we’ll be looking specifically at Wikispaces. See you there!

What’s a wiki?

The word “wiki” comes from the Hawaiian word meaning “fast,” but today we use the term wiki to mean a webpage or website, the most popular site being Wikipedia. However, teachers can use wikis in the classroom as a learning tool to help expand the classroom beyond the four walls.

A Little About Wikispaces…

Wikispaces is run by Tangient LLC out of San Fransciso. They have been providing wikis for anyone to use since 2005. They have given away almost 400,000 ad-free wikis for educational use in the K-12 setting that normally cost $50 a year for non-educators.

How to register for Wikispaces for teachers…

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

Here’s a brief tutorial:

http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour

The following examples will give you an idea of how you can implement wikis with your students:

Create: Wikis can be used to showcase student work. Digital stories, podcasts, projects, documents and pictures can all be easily uploaded to Wikispaces.

http://heightswaterconservation.wikispaces.com/

http://saintmichaelcomputer.wikispaces.com/

http://global-poverty.wikispaces.com/

http://theglobalwarmingproject.wikispaces.com/

http://wearethankful.wikispaces.com/

http://rooseveltstories.wikispaces.com/

http://rooseveltpodcasts.wikispaces.com/

Communicate: Wikis can be used as a way to communicate with your students, parents, and other teachers much like any other class website:

http://lm3.wikispaces.com/

http://bergmannscience.wikispaces.com/

http://westwood.wikispaces.com/

http://milliswiki.wikispaces.com/

http://misswargoenglish.wikispaces.com/

http://teaching-with-technology.wikispaces.com/

http://stmcomputers.wikispaces.com/

http://smartmeasurement.wikispaces.com/

http://cooksclass.wikispaces.com/

Collaborate: Wikis enable students to collaborate and publish with their classmates or students and experts from around the world helping them to develop a global awareness.

http://winterwonderland.wikispaces.com/

http://writeyourstory.wikispaces.com/

http://monsterproject.wikispaces.com/Welcome

http://ourcollaborations.wikispaces.com/

http://oursoldier2010.wikispaces.com/

http://www.flatclassroomproject.org/

http://writeyourstory.wikispaces.com/

http://aroundtheworldwith80schools.wikispaces.com/

http://mathconnections.wikispaces.com/

http://timezoneexperiences.wikispaces.com/

https://survivormd.wikispaces.com/

http://globalreadaloudproject.wikispaces.com/Chapter+Links

http://bookclub21.wikispaces.com/

http://scaryspuds.wikispaces.com/

http://howtall.wikispaces.com/

Award Winning Wikis:

http://greetingsfromtheworld.wikispaces.com/

http://soar2newheights.wikispaces.com/

http://hums3001.unsw.wikispaces.net/

Helpful Wiki Sites:

http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/

http://gettingtrickywithwikis.wikispaces.com/

http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/