Resources for Wikis

by Rob Ceglie & Sherah Carr

What is a Wiki? (pronounced /wɪki/ WIK-ee) Most people have heard of Wikipedia (we hope) and have possibly used it in a similar way that we once used encyclopedias. A wiki can be thought of as a new age version of an encyclopedia, except: it is online, it can be edited by users, and contains links to (or embeds) multimedia. Some call wikis “knowledge repositories.” We would like to think of them as communities of practice where knowledge is shared.

Creating a Wiki (Most are free!)

Some of the most commonly used are:

Wikispaces – www.Wikispaces.com

PBWorks – www.Pbworks.com

Wikieducator  - www.wikieducator.org

Wet Paint – www.wetpaint.com

Examples of Wikis Used in Education Courses

Sample curriculum & instruction project page on involving parents and community:
http://emat621.wikispaces.com/Tuesday+-+Parent+%26+Community+Involvement

Sample curriculum & instruction project page on differentiated instruction:
http://emat621summer2009.wikispaces.com/Differentiated+Instruction

Dr. Ceglie's History of Curriculum Site for Spring 2010
https://edci815.wikispaces.com/

Dr. Carr's History of Curriculum Site for Spring 2010
http://historyofcurriculum.pbworks.com/

Digital Innovation Site
http://ccit205.wikispaces.com/

Examples of Educational Resources Sites to Share with Students

College science wiki
http://microbiowiki.wetpaint.com/

Dare to Differentiate - great resources on differentiated instruction
http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/

Examples of Educational Wikis - tons of examples
http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis

Resources for teaching and thinking with technology
http://teaching-with-technology.wikispaces.com/

Technology and learning site
http://21centuryedtech.wikispaces.com/ -