What are wikis?

  • Wikis are free, online writing spaces. Wikis use simple formatting rules, so you don't need to understand HTML or an HTML authoring tools, such as Microsoft Front Page or Dreamweaver to contribute.

How can teachers use wikis to facilitate teaching, writing development, and learning?

  • Provide a space for free writing
  • Post course topics, including assignments and notes
  • Share resources such as annotated websites, images, widgets, video clips, PDF files, Word documents, PowerPoint and more!
  • Maintain a journal of work performed on group projects
  • Require students to collaborate on documents, such as an essay written by the entire class
  • Discuss curricular and instructional innovations

How can teachers get started on their own wikis?

Get Going With Wikispaces


Wiki Walk Through