One of the reasons I became so interested in technology last year was because of the positive effect that Wikis had on my students as well as me. When I started using Wikis last year, I was not even sure how they worked, but I knew the ability to communicate with my students from my home was extremely important to me. In addition, the students reading and writing about their friend’s writing was another positive benefit of Wikis.
As I mentioned in the post Gotta Keep Reading, I introduced the class to our Caplin Wiki/Blog page. I knew the students loved the video so that was my hook and since Sunday night I have had many students comment on the video. I also added a Constitution video and asked the students to write at least 3 new facts they learned using the keyboard on the iPods. This was also well received, and it was fun to read the students were sharing videos with their parents and siblings.