The first wiki was created in 1995 by Ward Cunningham. Essentially, a wiki is a type of collaborative website that allows users to modify and edit content without the need to know HTML. Wiki means "quickly" in Hawaiian and also stands for "What I Know Is." This type of website is user defined, user created and is very easy to incorporate into any classroom. Users with editing permissions can embed a variety of multimedia into wikis, from videos, images, documents, slide shows, and more. Nothing is lost when a wiki is modified as wikis have the ability to revert back to previous settings. Some common wiki platforms include:
  • Wikispaces
  • PBWiki
  • Wetpaint

Wiki List

Below is a list of wiki sites that I've come across that examine ways to integrate technology and web 2.0 tools into the differentiated classroom. If you know of any additional wikis, please add them!