Classroom and Global Collaboration Wikis Showcase

Examples of Collaboration, Communication and Creation!

Wiki
URL
Level
Description
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http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis
All
This is a wiki that's devoted to educational wikis and their content.
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http://eduscapes.com/sessions/wiki/wiki3.htm
All
As you consider the development of your own wiki, look at examples of what others have developed. On this page, you'll explore projects by subject area, categories of projects, and high level thinking projects.
Ask Yourself: How are these wikis different than traditional web pages? How are young people involved in the design and development of the wikis? What are the features you find most and least interesting?
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http://projectsource.wikispaces.com/home
K-6
Welcome to the Project Source, Trinity School's wiki. The Project Source is an open-ended, online space for school and classroom projects. Although anyone can view pages in the Project Source, only teachers, students, and approved individuals can add content or edit pages. This is a great resource for parents as well.
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http://kidsc.wikispaces.com/
3-4
Kids Conversation is a global foreign language collaborative project. Spanish classes at The Galloway School in Atlanta, Georgia are collaborating with two other schools in Seville, Spain. The students are assigned e-PenPals and write back and forth to each other via the wiki. The students communicate in their language of study (i.e. American students communicate in Spanish; Spanish students communicate in English).
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http://wowinschool.pbworks.com/
6-12
The original focus of this project was to develop a curriculum for an after school program or "club" for at-risk students at the middle and/or high school level. This program would use the game, World of Warcraft, as a focal point for exploring Writing/Literacy, Mathematics, Digital Citizenship, Online Safety, and would have numerous projects/lessons intended to develop 21st-Century skills. Because of the success of the first year's implementation as an after school program, the program is now being implemented as a language arts elective for middle schoolers designed to provide enrichment for students at all levels.

All project materials, including a fully-developed language arts course, aligned to middle grades standards, is now available under a creative commons license here. The goal is to not only demonstrate the viability of game-based learning using commercial games, but to also provide a foundation or template upon which similar projects can be built.
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http://thewright3.wikispaces.com/home
6-12
This wiki was used for student research and novel study. Every student contributed a content page to build a complete resource wiki.
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http://monsterproject.wikispaces.com/2010monsters
1-3
The Monster Project encourages the development of reading and writing skills while integrating technology into the classroom. Using monsters as a vehicle, students exchange written descriptions via this wiki, and then recreate their partner's monster without ever looking at the "real thing". During the project, students create, discuss, describe, interpret, analyze, organize and assess their monsters as well as the monsters of their peers.
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http://50statesproject.wikispaces.com/
K-5
This wiki has been created to showcase the videos and information learned during our 50 States collaboration project. R.A. Mitchell Elementary is a K - 5 school located in Gadsden, Alabama. We would like to video conference with a K-5 school in each of the 50 states in the United States. We have already connected with schools in many schools but still have a BIG job ahead of us! We hope to learn about the climate, location, population, and culture/customs of each state.
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http://winterwonderland.wikispaces.com/
K-3
Click on the Gingerbread Man on this page or on the Registration link in the sidebar to get signed up for winter-themed technology activities with reading, writing, and math components for grades Kindergarten (5-6 years old) through 3rd Grade (8-9 years old). We realize that it is not winter in the Southern Hemisphere during December, January & February but the themes of the activities can still apply and we'd love to have classes from around the world participate in this project. If you can't participate for all three months of the project, you are welcome to join and participate when you can.
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http://howtall.wikispaces.com/
1
This project is open to first grade classrooms world wide. The purpose of this project is to collaborate with other first grade classrooms, learn math, reading, and writing skills, find out about each other, and have some fun.
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http://ce-wiki.wikispaces.com/
HS 9-12
HS English wiki featuring multiple collaborative projects.
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http://onlineautumn2008.wikispaces.com/
K-4
The goal of this project is to have students in grades K-4 share their creative writing and art work while giving teachers the opportunity to learn new tools. Participants each have their own wiki page and are able to link to their own web site, wiki, Flickr photographs, TeacherTube, podcast, blog, slide share, etc.
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http://www.flatclassroomproject.org/About

http://www.flatclassroomproject.net/about.html
K-12
What is a Flat Classroom™?
The concept of a 'flat classroom' is based on the constructivist principle of a multi-modal learning environment that is student-centered and a level playing field for teacher to student and student to teacher interaction.
What is the Flat Classroom™ Project?
The Flat Classroom™ Project is a global collaborative project that joins together middle and senior high school students. This project is part of the emerging tend in internationally-aware schools to embrace a holistic and constructivist educational approach to work collaboratively with others around the world in order to create students who are competitive and globally-minded.
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http://mrscoggin.wikispaces.com/
K-5
Instructional Technology classroom wiki.
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https://months.wikispaces.com/November

Technology Monthly Highlights - This Wiki Space is designed to offer teachers a variety of resources (Internet sites, projects, lessons, etc.) for use in their classrooms, computer lab, or home. Click the month on the left sidebar of the wiki to view related activities and ideas!
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http://stmcomputers.wikispaces.com/

Welcome to St. Martin's Computer Lab's Hive on the Web! This year the lab will be buzzing with activities to help students learn about the Parts of the Computer, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Keyboarding & Digital Citizenship. Our bizzy students will also be working on fun Web 2.0 projects and collaborative projects with other students around the world. Just select your Grade Level Hive from below to begin!
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http://bergmannscience.wikispaces.com/Honors+8
8
Welcome to Mr. Bergmann's Honors Science 8 website! Please use this great resource to keep yourself updated with current happenings in 8th grade science.
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http://cleanwatersheds.wikispaces.com/home
6-12
The Clean Watersheds Project is an interdisciplinary collaborative watershed monitoring project that uses Google Earth Pro to store and share watershed data. Our main goal is to empower our community of parents, teachers, students and environmental experts to collect, post, and analyze data about our changing watersheds in an effort to improve the health of our national watersheds. We hope this project will inspire us to come together as a learning community and teach each of us to take responsibility for our environment. Participating schools can apply to receive licensed copies of Google Earth Pro in order to participate. If you are interested in helping us collect data for this project, or have a great idea on how to improve it, please contact the project coordinator, Mr. Thomas Cooper at thomas.cooper@thewalkerschool.org. We would also encourage you to join our community and participate in our discussions on http://goapes.ning.com.

Thomas Walker's other collaborative projects include:
• Expedition Lit Trips: http://expeditionlittrips.wikispaces.com/home
• Outdoor Culture and Technology: http://outdoortech.wikispaces.com/
• Land of Hope Project: http://landofhope.wikispaces.com/home
• Lost Children Project: http://ourlostchildren.wikispaces.com/home
• Poetry of Place: http://poetryofplace.wikispaces.com/home
• Trace Your Trash Project: http://traceyourtrash.wikispaces.com/home
• A Walk on the Wild Side: http://walkonthewildside.wikispaces.com/home
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http://welkerswikinomics.wetpaint.com/
9-12
Winner of "2007 Edublog Awards: Best Educational Wiki" and the "2008 Golden Paint Can Award for Education 2.0 Wiki"
An experiment in learning the Wiki way, a collaborative tool for understanding the concepts from a principles of Economics course, welcome to Welker's Wikinomics. Anyone is welcome to join and contribute to this wiki, or simply use it as a study tool for your Economics course. The primary contributors are AP and IB Economics students at Shanghai American School and Zurich International School.
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http://salutetoseuss.wikispaces.com/home
K-5
"Salute to Seuss" Online Project: The project is complete, but the wiki is still a great example of a multi-classroom/global collaboration project.
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http://metasaga.wikispaces.com/
K-12
Second Runner Up of "2010 Edublog Awards: Best Educational Wiki"
Metasaga is a journey through the culture, heritage and physical landscape. It allows leaders at all levels to engage in deep self- reflection by exploring their environment. It utilizes a strengths-based, whole system approach to evaluate how they operate as leaders and the performance of the organization they lead. It makes leaders at all levels re-frame their thinking using metaphor, narrative, tradition and artifacts found in their own physical environment. It combines the business techniques of non-directive coaching, dialogue and appreciative inquiry with the traditional storytelling teaching of our culture,be that the Norse saga or Gaelic “sgeul”.
Metasaga has been used in both the private and public sector, especially Education where pupils and staff have traveled together to create innovative courses on leadership development.
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http://greetingsfromtheworld.wikispaces.com/
K-12
Greetings From The World (GFTW) was launched in October 2009 because: Students of all ages all over the world are often assigned tasks to create posters on different topics, which they always do with pleasure. However, most of these posters end up in the waste paper basket and are never seen by people outside their school. This project, however, enables them to open the doors of their schools and to invite their peers to take a look at their posters and learn from them. Collaboration inspires and motivates students and they're actively engaged in the learning process. GFTW can be used in schools all over the world by students of different ages. Its cross-curricular approach makes it easily adaptable to different subject areas.
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http://horizonproject.wikispaces.com/Students+Start+Page
10-12
The Horizon Project is the follow up project to the Flat Classroom Project conducted in December 2006. The practices from the first project have been refined and the number of classrooms have been expanded to five to increase the geographic and cultural diversity. (See the classroom requirements.) This is a joint project between five classes ranging from grades 10-12 at the International School Dhaka, Bangladesh, Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia, Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne, Australia, the Vienna International School in Vienna, Austria and the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China to research, discuss, and envision the education and society of the future according to the six trends outlined in the Horizon Report 2007 Edition.
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http://wikieducator.org/Learning4Content
All
"Tell me and I'll forget, show me and I may not remember, involve me, and I'll understand." The Learning4Content project is inspired by this meaningful native North American proverb. We are building capacity among teachers/educators to develop [ http://wikieducator.org/Wikieducator_tutorial/What_is_free_content/Free_content_defined ]free content for learning, and prioritize wiki skills training in developing countries.
Outcomes/Results: The Learning4Content project is likely the world's largest attempt to develop wiki skills for education. Launched in January 2008, by 30 June 2009 WikiEducator had facilitated 86 workshops training 3,001 educators from 113 different countries.
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http://wikieducator.org/WikiEducator:About
All
WikiEducator is a community project working collaboratively with the Free Culture Movement