Wikispaces now offers educator accounts which allow you to create student accounts with emails. You can set up the student accounts and customize the privacy settings. This can allow you to create a wikispace site with allowing a student to each have their own “page” on the site. They can edit their own page, but not each others. Here are the instructions.

What can wikis allow you to do? Here are some ideas I got from Gayle Hartigan, a fellow Computer Resource Specialist at Tallwood High School. She presented wikis at the recent VSTE Conference:

Classroom management


Creative writing

Collaborative project work within classes and outside of your school -think global

Foreign language practice

 Discussion boards

“fake wikipedia pages”

You can even set up wikispaces for your classes for digital portfolios of student work. What a 21st century method for kids to manage and display their work.