When I mention wikis at school, the common response is "What's a Wiki?". I think that in tech-savvy circles, wikis are well known as a collaborative online tool. Wikis seem like such a great educational tool... I wonder why more people aren't using them.
So, I'll throw this out here.
I just completed my master's research in wikis and really liked what I saw. I plan on expanding the use to all my classes, but I am concerned about the logistics of moving from only 30 students to over 160 students. I also work in a low-income area, where many students do not have internet access at home (a few do not even have homes). I have several ideas on how I might incorporate them, but I want to have a solid plan in place before the school year starts so I can do it right.
So I am wondering...
Who has used wikis, either personally or professionally?
How have you used them?
Obstacles you have found to using wikis?
Ideas and suggestions for using wikis?
I am so exciting about having my kids create wikis to share!