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What's a wiki?

(this is a wiki)

Wiki defintion: Hawaiian, wiki wiki, quick

Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wiki supports hyperlinks and has a simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages on the fly.
Wiki is unusual among group communication mechanisms in that it allows the organization of contributions to be edited in addition to the content itself. (if you have been invited and join this wiki, you can edit)
Like many simple concepts, "open editing" has some profound and subtle effects on Wiki usage. Allowing everyday users to create and edit any page in a Web site is exciting in that it encourages democratic use of the Web and promotes content composition by nontechnical users.

5 Uses for Wikis in the classroom: Viky Davis
  • Lesson Summaries
  • Collaboration of Notes
  • Concept Introduction and Exploratory Projects
  • Dissemination of Important Classroom Learning Beyond the Classroom
  • Individual Assessment Projects

Educator Collaboration:
Seneca HS Leadership Team Wiki

Missouri FCCLA Advisors across the state can collaborate on workshops, projects, etc

Examples of wikis in education: