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