Welcome... this site has been set up help to share the wikid collaborative opportunities of WIKIS AND BLOGS in education Yr 0-13.

USE the links in the side bar. To join "wikispaces" You will need :

  • a username, own password (don't forget it), an email address.

NOTE: If you click "YES,start a wiki" as part of the Joining Form - you will get advertising down the side bar.

To build a wiki for education purposes - ONCE you've joined up - take advantage of the FREE educators sites (without that inappropriate advertising). Start a wiki in 30 seconds

Things to do

Take a tour in Wikispaces – Several 2 minute videos clearly showing how to set up your wiki, use it, personalise your space and use RSS.

Choose and Compare Wiki Offers -

Worth following the steps for a simple explanation of the various options you usually have to think about when choosing a Wiki.

THEORY -Wikid Opportunities - Reading
A few thoughts and summary of content.

Pdf version

So, just what is a wiki?

It’s easiest to think of a wiki as just a very simple web site. We immediately think of the 2-dimensional web pages of the last 10 years, where ‘view, point and click’ was the closest we non-programming peasants got to interaction, but there are important differences. A Wiki website is both simpler and more interactive - like a combination of a Web site and a Word document with one simple tool bar. If you're a member of the particular wiki (using wikispaces as an example) an "Edit this Page" icon will be visible and you can add your own contributions and tweak others. Have a look around.
Yes, Wiki’s can just be viewed - like any other web site. You don’t have to be a member to read the content and to click and follow the links, but you do have to be a member to edit pages and add or delete content. There are basically three levels of wiki access:
Wiki Level - Public, Protected, Private
Access - Who can see it, who can join and contribute
Education Use - Basic explanation - jump in and add detail.

1. Public wiki

Anyone in the world can view.
Anyone can become a member.
Anyone can edit, contribute or delete.
Great if you appreciate global contributions eg. Wikipedia, but you must rely on “Softsecurity” to maintain order.

2. Protected wiki

Anyone in the world can view.
Only those allowed by the organiser can join and become a member.
Only members can edit, contribute or delete.
These are most popular for classroom use. Mum, Dad, Gran and the world can view, but only members, with recognised usernames and their own passwords, can change or delete anything and contribute to discussions.

3. Private wiki

Onlymembers can view.
Only those invited by the organiser can join and become a member.
Only members can edit, contribute or delete.