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WHAT IS A WIKI?

A wiki is a collaborative website that is considered part of the second generation of Internet-based services that allows users to instantly create and share web pages.
Definition of Wiki from Wikipedia
Wikispaces calls a wiki: "a web page with an edit button."
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Wikis



What you can use wikis for:

  • Class Notes
  • Parental / Student Communication
  • Lesson Summaries
  • Handouts
  • Course Syllabus
  • Course Links and Resource Notes
  • School or class calendar
  • Collaboration of Notes
  • Concept Introduction and Exploratory Projects
  • Dissemination of Important Classroom Learning Beyond the Classroom
  • Teacher Information Page
  • Student written books
  • Independent Centers
  • Review, Remediation or Extension
  • Self Guided Learning
  • School Newspaper
  • Showcase for student projects
  • Platform for peer review of student work

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What is a Wiki?



A wiki is a collaborative website that is considered part of the second generation of Internet-based services that allows users to instantly create and share web pages.
Definition of Wiki from Wikipedia
Wikispaces calls a wiki: "a web page with an edit button."
  • A Wiki is a series of webpages that anyone can edit
  • Wikis are extremely easy to edit
  • Created online so you can edit them anywhere
  • Wikis are collaborative by nature and typically have multiple authors
  • Keep a chronological history so you will never lose content
  • There is a discussion area to enhance collaboration
  • Wikis are very flexible and can be used for many different purposes
  • Three levels of security
    • public - anyone can view and edit
    • protected - anyone can view but not edit without permission
    • private - only members can view/edit

C3E3 Blog - Wiki Overview
Create Wikispace Account Page

You can create a Wikispace (free for educators)


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  • Manage Wiki -
    • Look and Feel to change the template
    • Subscription - to request an add free wiki for educators or do this when you initially set it up
    • Quick start for Wikispaces

Wikis in Education


Grade Level Wikis

Basic Guidelines
  • First Names only of students
  • Always double check the DTSD Do not publish, photograph list
  • No close up photos - group shots better
    • No personal identifying information
  • Educationally appropriate content
  • Inform parents of use
Wikis in education:
Most famous WIKI??? Wikipedia

DTSD Wikis

Logo and Avatar Generators


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Customize Images and clip art

ImageChef Word Mosaic - ImageChef.com


Getting Tricky with Wikis
Self Guided Wiki Workshop
Wiki Wow
Perk Up Your Projects
ABCya Word Clouds
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