Saturday, March 8, 2008

Wiki Wonderlands!

There are an amazing number of wiki sites for our class to explore and participate in. I will share some of the wikis that I feel are noteworthy. Just click on the wiki title to access them.

  • begun by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger in 2001
  • best known example
  • created as a free encyclopedia
  • anyone can register and become a contributor
  • over 9 million articles in 250 languages

Flat Classroom Project

  • analyzed 10 societal trends from book The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman
  • winner of the 2006 International Edublog Award for best wiki in education
  • develop a deeper understanding of the effect of information technology on the world
  • using a joint wiki, students paired with a global partner
  • explained trend, gave their viewpoints and created a video

Miss Cassidy's Grade 1/2 Dinosaur Wiki

  • Wesmount School in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
  • learning about dinosaurs
  • student art work with explanations of each type of dinosaur
  • very simplistic with lots of potential

Teacher Librarian Wiki

  • created by Joyce Valenza
  • invited to share wisdom and best instruction
  • information on books, information literacy and models
  • links to blogs and other library wikis

Library Success

  • a wiki that has great ideas and information for all types of librarians
  • share ideas with one another
  • replicate the successes of other libraries
  • 17 categories ranging from conferences, leadership, reference services, resource sharing to many more topics
  • a place to get information about technology in the library

1 comment:

elizabeth said...

Cindy, The grade 1/2 dinosaur wiki makes me realize that wikis can work with all ages! A retired friend of mine is planning her Europe trip with another couple on a wiki. A very versatile tool.