Wikis: Ten (not so) Secrets about theWeb's Most Powerful

Welcome to this presentation / workshop on the basics of using wikis within your classroom.

Wikis can be used in so many ways to create powerful and dynamic learning environments. From the simplicity of a classroom notice board and resource center to hosting student work and global collaborative projects, wikis are the most powerful web 2.0 tool available to educators and students.

There are many free wiki hosting services (commonly called wikifarms) out there. I prefer to use wikispaces, a education-friendly service available from Tangient. Thier commitment to K-12 education, demonstrated through their offer of fully-functioning, ad-free spaces for teachers allows the flexibility of different levels of privacy (spaces can even be made private, lots of content upload space (2GB per space, 20 MB per file) and amazing tech support will make your use of wikis in your class a positive experience.

The Laptop InstituteLausanne Collegiate School
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
July, 2011

Previously featured at:

ACTEM - MAINEducation Technology Conference

Augusta, Maine, USA

October 15-16, 1009

Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference
Nashua, New Hampshire
December 3, 2008

The Laptop Institute

Lausanne Collegiate School
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
July, 2007, 2008, 2009

Middle Level Council

Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
May, 2008

School District 18 Summer Learning
Fredericton, New Brunswick
August 19-20, 2009

Literacy & Learning in the 21st Century II Conference

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
August, 2007

Opening Day, School District 18

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
August, 2007

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Jeff Whipple

Technology Mentor, 1:1 Student Laptop Program
Nashwaaksis Middle School
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