Monday, March 1, 2010

Wiki-world: Creative collaboration

This week in class, I watched a video over wikis and their usefulness within the classroom. Wikis can provide great collaboration and interaction among students. Paula White's video, Parallel Play or Collaboration–Leveraging the Wiki Platform for High Quality Work highlights the benefits of using a wiki within the classroom to promote student collaboration.

This video gave me a little more insight on wiki's. I must admit, I was a little confused about just what a wiki was... (and still am a bit for that matter). However, Paula's video gave good information on how to use wiki's more effectively.
Paula's video really made me consider using a wiki and/or other online tools in my future classroom. I love the idea that class information can be posted online for students to access at home. I think this concept is something that will become increasingly popular more common in the coming years.


  1. So how would you define "wiki" at this point, if someone asked you tell them what it is?

  2. I would say a wiki is like a collaborative website that can be edited. I could use it in my classroom to post lesson summaries or allow students to share their own notes back and forth.

  3. I think you've got a good understanding of what a wiki is then! :-)