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  • Developed by Ward Cunningham in 1995
  • Wiki is a Hawaiian word for quick.
  • Wiki = What I know Is (backronym)
  • A collaborative website with many authors
  • Wikipedia is one of the most visited websites in the world


Wissachickon School District's eToolBox:

a wiki full of resources for integrating technology into the classroom: http://etoolbox.wikispaces.com/


More to Explore


Common Craft's Wiki's in Plain English




Wikibooks: Example - South African Curriculum
The entire national high school curriculum for the country of South Africa is now in a wiki. (http://tinyurl.com/nvu9v)

Integration Into Higher Education
Wikis have great potential as an educational tool for both teachers and students because they encourage collaborative learning and resource sharing. The following are just a few of the many ways that wikis can be used in education:
  • Group Authoring and Collaboration
  • Brainstorming
  • Creation and organization of content and study guides
  • Lesson summaries
  • Group note taking
  • Dissemination of classroom information
  • Literature circles
  • Resource collections
  • Vocabulary study