Wikis

"Wikis are simple web pages that groups, friends, and families can edit together"







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Wonderful Wikis




Questions to guide your team:
  1. Did you find resources that would support your professional growth as a world language teacher? If so, what were they? How do you plan to follow up on your finds?
    Your ideas:

  • "I have found two websites from the UK that have wonderful and FREE resources! www.tes.co.uk and www.sunderlandschools.org " (Beth)

  • "I can use resources that other teachers have tested already in their classes."

  • "Digitally-speaking has a variety of resources including blogs, wikis, and podcasts. Follow-up would include further research and dialogue
  • with colleagues."
  1. Did you find resources that would enhance your standards-based curriculum? If so, what were they? How do you plan to follow up on your finds?
    Your ideas:

  • "We hope to find a classroom to skype with to enhance my students awareness of other cultures."(Janet )

  • "The culture of Spain would be a resource I could use for creating a project."


  1. Did you find resources that would value the learning styles and abilities of all your students? If so, what were they? How do you plan to follow up on your finds?
    Your ideas:

  • "Tech Tools 2009 - Special Ed & WL-100 Helpful Tools for Every Kind of Student to address different learning styles."

  • Yes, wikis, digitally speaking, CivWiki: Culturas de Espana would address a variety if learning styles and abilities. CivWiki had a variety of activities (including video, pictures) which would address many different learning styles (i.e. visual, auditory learners). The fact that wikis allow students to respond in many ways allows for individualized learning.

  1. Did you find resources that would address your learning and teaching challenges? If so, what were they? How do you plan to follow up on your finds?
    Your ideas:

  • "Yes. We can collaborate with teachers all over the country and world and share ideas and resources".

  • "50 ways to uses wikis had some good ideas. Collaborative writing was a good one."

  • "As the lone full-timer in my dept. I could use a wiki to let my 9 wonderful adjuncts collaborate and communicate outside of the college teaching schedule." (Charlotte)