What is a wiki?

“Wiki” is an abbreviated version of the full name, wiki-wiki, which translates as “quick” in Hawaiian. Wikis have been around since the mid-1990s, Frey says, and were originally used by software engineers to collaborate on writing software and for other technical tasks. A wiki is a Web site that allows those with access the power to edit or add content, track who made changes, and allow revisions to previous versions if needed.

Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia that was launched in 2001, is one of the largest and best-known wikis.

According to Wikipedia: "a website that allows the creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages via a web browser using a simplified markup language or a WYSIWYG text editor."

Video from Common Craft:

Wiki websites that are free to use:
  1. ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍Wikispaces -
  2. ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍PBWiki
  3. WetPaint
  4. 21Classes
  5. Seed Wiki

Examples of Classroom Wikis:
Secondary -
Elementary -
Technology -


Video of a woman discussing her use of wikis in the classroom. (below)

You can create links to other pages in your wikis. the link below goes to the first Web 2.0 session on Monday, July 18th.
Session 1 - Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools

You can insert images and files. This is a file that I had saved on my computer.

External image of me from the Madison County Schools web page.
External image of me from the Madison County Schools web page.

Insert a table for students to complete.

Food item you will bring to the next technology meeting.
Mt. Carmel

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Jessica Aguirre
Hazel Green
Ice cream