Download the handout from my presentation:

For a great movie about how to create a wiki, here is one by Common Craft:

Education wikis:
Sager Solomon Schechter Middle School's sharing wiki with the children of the Russian community Kineshma
The Moon
How can I use wikis in education?

What’s a wiki?

A wiki is a collaborative website which can be directly edited by anyone with access to it. Ward Cunningham, developer of the first wiki WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as "the simplest online database that could possibly work". Wikipedia is one of the best-known wikis. (From Wikipedia)

As a collaborative tool, wikis are easily editable by any user who has access. That means that you can start a wiki, give people access to is, and they can add pages and content as necessary. Think of a wiki as a conversation in a big group where no one person is the leader.

Possible uses of wikis in educational settings:
• Student-created websites to display information
• Project development with peer review (outstanding when kids don’t live near one another)
• Reading circles
• Group authoring
• Presentations

Where do I get a wiki?


Questions to ask before you create a wiki…
  • Who is going to use the wiki?
  • Are students going to be posting to it?
  • Do you want everyone to be able to view it, or do you want it to be private?
  • Will students need to register for the wiki site?

How to create a wiki in Wikispaces.
Help with wiki-ing in Hebrew

Read further: Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms by Will Richardson