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Wikis in Plain English
from the Common Craft Show







The Prime Example - Wikipedia

An example lesson plan to introduce the conceptual framework of Wikipedia:  http://murcha.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/walking-a-wiki-the-marathon-style/

Here's a recent article about cross-cultural implications of controversy as revealed by "edit wars" on Wikipedia:  http://www.technologyreview.com/view/517101/edit-wars-reveal-the-10-most-controversial-topics-on-wikipedia/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_source=newsletter-daily-all&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20130717


Examples of educational wikis

We're looking for good examples of *collaborative projects* - especially for language learning!

Can you add more?  Do you have a wiki you've used for class?

Database of CMC activities - search for "wikis"

Some grade school creative writing and audio

A district uses this space to share rubrics and other information


Regions de France - collaborative class project: regionsdefrance.wikispaces.com/

Ideas for using wikis for world language education:http://worldlanguagewikis.wikispaces.com/Examples 


Wiki Features

  • each student has their own login
  • security features, especially with "premium" account
  • accountability - you know who did what when
  • embed multimedia (graphics, text, movies, gadgets)
  • "rollbacks" to change mistakes or damage


  • CMS with internal wiki - one login
  • customization
  • public
  • ease of use
  • plugins
  • advertising


There are many places that offer wiki spaces - here are a few of them in comparison


Articles with information/ideas

Borja, R. (2006). Educators experiment with students-written wikis. Education Week, 25(30).


Cool, but I have to grade this...


Use a participation rubric:

   Teacher and peer ratings




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