The term Web 2.0 has generated much discussion in the K-12 education environment. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to wikis and will brainstorm ways the application can be used in and out of the classroom.

For a general overview of Web 2.0, see Kathy Schrock's Shedding Light on Web 2.0.
For a well-organized and categorized list of Web 2.0 tools, visit cooltoolsforschools.

Other resources:
Teaching & Learning with the Read/Write Web Wesley A. Frye discusses the impact of read/write tools on learning and teaching.
Search Cable in the Classroom for Tech Tools for Learning by Will Richardson. Richardson presents Web 2.0 tools and shares tips for their use in the classroom.

What Is a Wiki

Wikipedia defines a wiki as a website that allows visitors to add, remove, and edit content. The site offers information related to the history of wikis, their characteristics, wiki communities, and more. Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, is one of the most well-known wikis.
For a quick overview, you might like to read 7 Things You Should Know About Wikis.

For another overview, access Wikis in Plain English, a video offered by Common Craft.

How Can Wikis Be Used in the Educational Environment

Wiki in a K-12 Classroom
Educational Wikis
Wikis in the Classroom
TechEnhanced Learning
Pedagogical Potential
Wikis in the Classroom(a Google video by Vicki A. Davis)
Wiki Ideas for the Classroom

Examples of Wiki Use in Education

Mr. Lamb's Math Classes
Flat Classroom Project
edge-wiki (Edgewood Teachers)
Classroom Google Earth Wiki
Bud the Teacher’s Wiki
Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki
The Daring Librarian
Westwood Schools
David Warlick's CoLearners Wiki
High School Online Collaborative Writing
The Precalculus Photo Project
Stacey Shubitz: PBWiki Online Classroom
homemadetextbook wiki
AHSGE Review Wiki


Getting Tricky with Wikis
Help at Wikispaces

Tech-Ease offers video tutorials on PBWorks.
PBWorks Support Center

Wetpaint Wikis in Plain English: a video tutorial offered by Common Craft

Tutorial for


Internet Safety

Playing It Safe-a WebQuest on Internet Safety developed for grade 6
'Safe' social networking sites emerge -Laura Ascione, Assistant Editor, eSchool News, review new social networking sites
iSafe-"non-profit foundation whose mission is to educate and empower youth to make their Internet experiences safe and responsible"
Adventures of Cyberbee-offers links to Internet safety resources

Copyright & Fair Use

Copyright ConfusionTopics include teaching fair use, codes of best practice, videos related to copyright, and more
The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Educationa code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use
A Visit to Copyright Bay
Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom, on the Internet, and the World Wide Web
Understanding Plagiarism
Avoiding Cut and Paste Plagiarism with Citations

At the conclusion of the workshop, please contribute your thoughts on the educational use of wikis at Teacher Talk.