I have been experimenting with a wiki for this site, and have really been impressed with Wikispaces as an option. My main problem is I don’t think I have the content for this blog, and a wiki. Most of my wiki contributions these days are to the School Computing Wiki which I highly recommend to any educators out there.
I just saw an announcement that Wikispaces is offering free wiki hosting for K-12 teachers/schools. They provide a great service, and the price couldn’t be better. They allow public or private wikis, which is important to many schools for student privacy. Set up an account and try it, it’s free.
Over the last few months, some of the most gratifying feedback we’ve received has been from teachers telling us how valuable Wikispaces has been to them. Some of the teachers we’ve been talking to are clearly pretty special. They would do great things with or without online tools but it’s also clear that we can help.
At Wikispaces we believe in simple tools that are easy to adopt and use. Teachers have been telling us that there is great value in tools that allow students to easily work together and contribute to class. And they love tools that help them monitor and interact with students as they work.
Teachers are important and we want to help them. That’s why we’re making Wikispaces free, and advertising free, for use in K-12 education.