Wiki While You Work: An Introduction to Wikis in Education

Create your own Wiki:


View larger (or Download): Wikis CAG


Welcome and Introductions

The Read-Only Web
  • Powerful resource for educators and students, but…
  • Information moves from publishers to consumers
  • Information cannot be edited
  • The One-Way Web
  • Web 1.0

The Read/Write Web
  • It is now as easy to create as it is to consume.
  • Anyone can publish, share, and change information
  • Two-Way Web
  • Web 2.0
  • This is changing our world!

  • Websites anyone can edit.
  • If you can use a word processor, you can use a wiki!
  • Visitors can see a history of changes and revert to earlier versions.
  • Visitors can discuss the page in a threaded forum.

Educational Wikis
  • Collaboratively Authored Class Texts
  • Writing Projects
  • Group Projects
  • Sharing Resources
  • Grade Level Teams
  • Subject Area Teams
  • Professional Development


More On Educational Wikis

Better Wikis
  • Multiple Modalities
  • Scaffolding
  • Authentic Purpose
  • Educational Role-Play
  • Permeable Classrooms
  • Multi-Cultural & Global Awareness
  • Make a contribution
  • Make a connection

  • Engagement and Motivation
  • Context
  • Inquiry
  • Collaboration
  • Reflection and Metacognition

Additional GATE Benefits
  • Discovery and Self-Directed Learning
  • Discussion and Debate
  • Depth and Complexity
  • Continuity and Comprehensiveness
  • Ethical Standards
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Unique and Original Expressions
  • Positive Self Concepts
  • Differentiated...


Proactive Strategies
  • Citizen Journalism and Citizen Police Work
  • Legal Protections
  • Safety Tips for Students
  • Safety Tips for Parents
  • Communication and Empathy

Reflection and Evaluation