HD_Links: Collaboration with Wikis

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When building a classroom community and investing time in cooperative learning, it is sometimes difficult to also incorporate technology. Even when we do find ways to use technology, it’s often difficult to know the most effective strategies without some trial and error, which can be rather time-consuming.

Well, this week’s set of links provide insight in how you can best use wikis as an online collaborative tools with your students. Wikis are the originators of the collaborative online documents and are still vital to the world of Web 2.0. However, it isn’t always clear how they can best be used in a classroom.

What are some ways you have used wikis with your students? What are some best practices to keep in mind when using wikis? How has a wiki enhanced the learning in your classroom?

Zac Early is an instructional specialist with the eMINTS National Center.