Great Classroom Wikis
A wiki for young learners: English Story Time http://englishstorytime.pbworks.com
A student-created wiki for an international exchange: Going Westward http://goingwest.wikispaces.com
A collaborative wiki with profile pages: Blog4Edu http://blog4edu.pbworks.com
A wiki should not be just another
means to share class notes, instructions, and resources that the teacher
has created. A wiki should show what
the learning in your classroom looks
like. Your students are an important
part of the equation, so ensure they are
part of the design and development of
the wiki. Ideally, they should contribute
a majority of the materials and resources. If you want students and parents to
visit the class wiki and participate, they
have to feel as if they are part of the
website and its development.
and then add an audio, text, or video
comment about the presentation,
which will appear in the border of the
student’s presentation. Viewers can
also doodle on the presentation.
Let Students Play
Wikis allow your students to create
their own pages. Let them play with
the various widget options and design
their own learning spaces on the
wiki. They can add speaking avatars
with the Voki widget to provide a
welcoming message. They can add
slideshows, digital stories, visitor
maps, and more. Keep these pages
organized by adding links to the
navigation bar. Make sure your
students tag their pages for easy
searching and navigating.
Google tools: www.google.com/intl/en/about/
PBWorks for Educators: https://plans.pbworks.
Presentation: Extending Learning Beyond
the Classroom Walls Through Wikis: www.
Teacher Reboot Camp blog, “Learning Beyond
Walls—Games and Wikis!”: http://teacher
Voice Thread: www.voicethread.com
Wikispaces for Educators: www.wikispaces.
Wiki Tutorials and Resources on my
presentation wiki: http://technology4kids.
—Shelly Sanchez Terrell has been an educator
in the United States and Germany since 1994.
She is also the vice president of Educator Outreach for Parentella and the social community
manager for Consultants-E. She is a creator of
Edchat, the Reform Symposium E-Conference,
and the Virtual Round Table conference. Read
her blog, Teacher Reboot Camp, at http://teacher
rebootcamp.edublogs.org. Find her on Twitter @