Steve is showing off wikis at the Building Learning Communities conference and he created one for us to play with (or vandalize.) It’s interesting to hear the reactions of teachers, and it’s generating some good thinking. Alan is talking about how this would be a great administrative tool for people to hash out problems and discussions before meetings. Some fear about what kids might do, but also some good ideas about how they might be used in the classroom. And now we’re looking at Wikipedia.
At dinner last night we were talking more about wikis and their potential. I know there has been some back and forth here as to the potential implementation and scale in a K-12 setting, but you can’t deny that there are some huge possibilities for implementation that are very, very cool. It’s constructivist to the core, and it’s collaborative in ways that most teachers haven’t even considered yet.