What is a Wiki?

A Wiki is: "A wiki (IPA: [ˈwɪ.kiː] <WICK-ee> or [ˈwiː.kiː] <WEE-kee>[1]) is a type of website that allows users to easily add, remove, or otherwise edit and change some available content, sometimes without the need for registration. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative authoring.. (from Wikipedia).

Let's say two of your students are assigned to write a play. It's Thursday when you make the assignment and it is due on Monday. You have a Wiki page made for the students with their own passwords to the page. So, only they can use the page. They can now work on the page from home, adding their own content, editing the other person's content and collaborate in the writing of the play - all from their own home. Aha! you say, brilliant idea! I agree! They could work on it together in class, then revise and edit from home. They could do all kinds of things you and I haven't even thought of yet.

What else could it work on? Think of a project that might have potential, click on the Edit button on the top right side of this page, and let us know. Just add your ideas after this paragraph. The more responces we get, they better off we'll be.

Listen to a podcast discussion with Nicole Pottinger about how she used a Wiki in class (3 minutes)

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