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Additional Wiki Resources

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The following is a selection of articles, blogs, wikis, and videos which go beyond the basics. If you would like to add to the list, please add your selection to the page.


For your Bookshelf:

Richardson, W. (2006). Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms. Thousand Oaks, Ca: Corwin Press.
Will Richardson is interested in student and teacher use of wikis because of the way they facilitate "the purposeful work of negotiating and creating truth" (p. 62), and because they support the philosophy that "the quality of the collectively produced product is more important than owning the idea" (p. 63). When students are using wikis they are "learning how to develop and use all sorts of collaborative skills, negotiating with others to agree on correctness, meaning, relevance, and more" (p. 65). Teachers can develop these same skills, of course, and Richardson suggests that wikis can even be used as "a showcase for best practices, and [as] an articulation tool" (p. 65)

Wagner, M. D (2006). An introduction to the read/write web in Education. Gifted education communicator. Summer 2006, Vol. 37, No. 2.

Warlick, D. F. (2005). Raw materials for the mind: a teacher's guide to digital literacy. Raleigh, NC: The Landmark Project.
David Warlick, blogger, CUE spotlight presenter, podcaster and author says, "Avoid training teachers to use sophisticated web editing software. Teachers are not web masters... they are communicators. Help them to communicate" (p. 280). He also advocates student use of wikis for collaborative note taking, for learning journals (or weather diaries in a science class), for collaborating with students in other countries (in a foreign language or social studies class), for online vocabulary or creative writing (in an English class), and for collaborative student generated study guides in any subject (p. 91-97). He even suggests that educational technology coordinators can use a wiki as a support site for a school or district (p. 97).

Research on Wiki Use

Building Community, Improving Oral Proficiency - PDF

Outline (presentation handout) of info. on a case study re: using a wiki in a Japanese class

Independent, Synchronous, and Asynchronous Approaches to Concept Formation

Page 5 of this article is especially helpful.

socialsoftware-research » TandLCase_Studies

Several case studies re: wiki use for educational purposes in different disciplines

Coley, Toby Franklin. Wikis in the teaching of writing: Purposes for implementation. Master's thesis.

Fontaine, Reneé. (2005). Wiki pedagogy. Dossiers technopédagogiques.
Navigation on left . . . an excellent article on pedagogical implications of wikis and how wikis restructure the power dynamic in the classroom

Lee, J. & Young, C. (2007). Wikis, blogs, and all that stuff: Pre-service teacher experiences with web-based technologies in an interdisciplinary methods course. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (pp. 3387-3389). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Solvie, P., & Kloek, M. (2007). Using technology tools to engage students with multiple learning styles in a constructivist learning environment. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online serial], 7(2). Available: http://www.citejournal.org/vol7/iss2/languagearts/article1.cfm