Technology in the Classroom: Wikis

Mon 31 2008

Wikis, blogs, and other interactive messaging tools can help history teachers stimulate classroom response and discussion. Wiki Wisdom: Lessons for Educators (EdWeek, September 12, 2007) by instructional-technology coach Kristin Hokason explains the value of wikis as educational tools, emphasizes their ease of use, and lists considerations accompanying their integration into the classroom.

The article points to the benefit of wikis for classroom collaboration and for teacher monitoring of collaborative projects, but also addresses their value to educators as tools for professional discussion and materials sharing.

About the Author

Lee Ann Ghajar is a digital history associate in Public Projects at CHNM and a PhD candidate in American history at George Mason University.