How can Teachers use Wikis in the Classroom?

Wikis are websites that allow users to both create and edit content. The best example of a wiki is Wikipedia. Wikipedia was created in 2001 with the express purpose of creating a "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit."[1] Since its creation it has been consistently one of the top ten most visited website in the world. What makes Wikipedia so useful is that it allows large numbers people of to collaborate with one another to create interesting and unique content. Teachers and professors have learned that wikis can be a useful component in the classroom. One of the best features of a wiki is it allows students to easily collaborate with each other in numerous ways.[2]


Wiki Projects for the Classroom

DailyHistory.org, at its core, is a history wiki. DailyHistory.org users can create booklists, book reviews and write articles that answer historical questions.

References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia
  2. Check out these articles for additional ideas: Pappas, Christopher. "How To Use a Wiki in the Classroom", elearningindustry.com, Little, Ann M. "Wiikpedia in the Classroom: Check out these new bios of early American women", Historiann.com, "Fresh Ideas: Using Wikis in the Classroom", educationworld.com, "Wikis" - Vanderbilt University, Center for Teaching, Orlando, John, "Wikis in the Classroom: Three Ways to Increase Student Colloration" - Facultyfocus.com, "What are the Benefits of Integrating Wikis in the Classroom?" -http://k12teacherstaffdevelopment.com/, "What's a Wiki? Wikis in the Classroom" - Technologyforteachers.net