What is Wikispaces


Reason for Use

"Wikis can provide an effective context within which higher-level thinking skills and collective learning can take place, but not without careful planning on the part of the teacher. Control must be let go so that students are empowered to explore and discover and to work together toward a solution. This maximizes the problem-based approach but also increases the likelihood that students will acquire the kinds of skills that are transferable and the higher-level processing skills that complex problems require in order to work them through.
Ruth Reynard, Ph.D., "3 Challenges to Wiki Use in Instruction," T.H.E. Journal, 4/1/2009, http://www.thejournal.com/articles/24206

  • Creating Meaningful assignments
  • Assignments are Dynamic and Require Student Participation
  • Grade Value for Constructed Input
  • Working with and Building on Existing Information
  • Synthesis of Ideas and Relevant Use
  • Collective Knowledge Use: Learning

Why should we Wiki??? by Vicki Davis aka Coolcatteacher

Ease of Use

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Creating Your Wikispace
  • Click on link above to find out more about
  • Adding CV Student Users as collaborators

Examples for Teachers

CV Teacher Examples