For this week’s blog post I decided to explore wiki spaces. I was first introduced to wiki spaces last semester and helped create one, this semester I actually created my own.
Wiki spaces are designed for people to essentially create their own web page. It is very user friendly and the layout makes it quite easy to figure out. The only negative side is that there are not many creative options.
For younger students I could see this used as a teacher based resource, teachers create a wiki then have the students use it as a resource.
It would be great and beneficial for older students to create their own wiki spaces. It is a great way for students to learn how to research and organize data. It also gives the students a really concrete final project that they can display to others.
I also see wiki spaces as a useful way for teachers to communicate with parents ans students since it is a site that can be accessed from any computer. It can be a place for students and parents to look at for news as well as educational links ans activities.
Here is a link to one of the wikis I created.