Uses of Wikis in Education

Without knowing any HTML, wikis allow students and teachers to create web pages. These pages can be edited anywhere and, if you choose, by anyone. A wiki allows for world wide collaboration.

You can use wikis for:
  • Class Notes
  • Parental / Student Communication
  • Lesson Summaries
  • Handouts
  • Course Syllabus
  • Course Links and Resource Notes
  • School or class calendar
  • Collaboration of Notes
  • Concept Introduction and Exploratory Projects
  • Dissemination of Important Classroom Learning Beyond the Classroom
  • Teacher Information Page
  • Student written books
  • School Newspaper
  • Showcase for student projects
  • Platform for peer review of student work

What Wikis Do for Students

Wikis allow your students to collaborate. Group work can be compiled on the same wiki page. Students can even work together to write the textbook. Students like using wikis because they can work on them 24/7 without the hassle of finding a common meeting time and place.

What Wikis Do for Teachers and Administrators

  • Build learning communities
  • Extend professional development workshops
  • Provide a storage space for curriculum resources, lesson plans, course materials, tech support tips, and more
  • Build home-school communications
  • Publish web pages (quickly and easily)

Curriculum Wikis

  • Curriki -The K-12 wiki project Curriki is an example of extensive open content that has been provided through a network of education partners for use by educators and students. Educators across the world have contributed K-12 science exercises
  • OER CommonsOpen Educational Resource
  • Race Me in Poetry
  • Schools Without Limit s
  • Wikibooks-These open content books take textbook annotations to the next level — students can edit the content and share their contributions with each other in real-time. The site offers a plethora of textbooks across most disciplines.
  • Wikijunior books

Project WIKIS

Click on e-DigiSkills - it´s about collaborating in European eTwinning