I have the opportunity to work with a group of teachers as part of an in-service course that focuses on using blogs and wikis in the high school classroom. We spent a bit of today’s session reviewing key differences between blogs and wikis, and why one would be more appropriate than another to reach a set of goals. Heidi Lappi, who is co-teaching the course, showcased the private wiki that her students have created. She has structured it with a focus on student engagement and sustainability. The creativity is the only real limitation, and it’s a matter of learning the basics of the tools, determining a use, and then making the vision a reality. The following is an example of a rather advanced wiki. It is a student created Wiki textbook, (the About Our Class section is also quite interesting). I learned about this wiki in a response to a post on Will Richardson’s blog. If you’re not familiar with this Will’s blog, it’s well worth exploring!
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