Wikis & Cloud Based Documents

Creating a place where multiple students can work on the same document or project has always been problematic. Sharing a USB memory stick or sending e-mail attachments can be limiting and risks potential loss.

Wikis are an easy way to foster group collaboration and create communities. On-line document editing sites like Google Docs allow easy, right-now collaboration.

There are a number of companies getting into the on-line document editing business. Look for ones that meet your needs and budget.

Wikis work well for historical inquiry projects.

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Basic Wiki Editing Tips

A short video that provides some very basic instruction for editing wikis. Not all wiki web sites work exactly like this, but you can see how easy it…  learn more

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MediaWiki is a free software open source wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. You (or your resident computer wiz) can use this free software…  learn more

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Wiki - Wikipedia

Another option is setting up your own wiki or using one of the many wiki hosting services. A wiki is a website hosting web pages which can be…  learn more

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Engaging in Collaborative Writing

Addresses the What?, Why?, and How? of collaborative writing in the classroom.  learn more

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Memory Alpha

Memory Alpha is a collaborative project to create the most definitive, accurate, and accessible encyclopedia and reference for everything related to Star Trek. The English-language Memory Alpha started in November 2003, and currently…  learn more

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The 8 Best Google Docs Alternatives for Online Word Processing

A review of other web sites providing on-line document editing and collaboration.  learn more