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Wiki Resources for the Classroom

Putting Ed Tech Into Practice

 

Most of us know about Wikipedia and Wikispaces, but there are tons of other Wiki's out there that could be used in the classroom when utilized correctly.

 

Here are a few handy wiki resources for educators:

 

Wiki Resources for the ClassroomWikiquote is a wiki dedicated to providing quotations from famous people and from throughout history.  Looking for a quote for students to interpret or share each day?  This might be a good starting point.  Like most Wiki sites, it is available in multiple language.

 

 

Wiki Resources for the ClassroomWiktionary is dedicated to providing dictionary definitions.  Although there are tons of sources to use for definitions, there is a wiki as well.  On the main page you will find a "Word of the Day" and each entry provides lots of facts and information about each word.

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Wiki Resources for the ClassroomWikispecies is for you science teachers out there.  A valuable resource that provides lots of information about the species of our planet.  On the main page you will find a "Species of the Week" and a "Distinguished Author."

 

 
Wiki Resources for the ClassroomWikiversity is a wiki dedicated to providing an open learning community.  On the main page you will find a "Featured Product of the Day" and a "Picture of the Day."  This source is dedicated to all levels of education and research related to education.

 

 
Wiki Resources for the Classroom

WikiBooks is a wiki dedicated to open content textbooks.  Each book has a various range in ages and subject matter.  On the main page you will find a "Featured Book" and a "Featured Children's Book."

 

Wiki Resources for the ClassroomWikinews is a wiki dedicated to sharing the news that allows visitors to write.  Needless to say, you can expect opinionated and one-sided news stories, but a good way for students to see differing opinions on issues.  However, this is a good way to get news that is not part of a "corporation" news story.

 

 

Now you just might be all "wikied" out, but remember to remind students that all information and resources found on a Wiki should be double checked from a reliable source.

 

What Wiki resources do you use in your classroom? Share with us in the comments section!