Attention: LOOK NO FURTHER…THE 2 BEST WIKI’S HAVE BEEN FOUND
Hold the applause please. The accolades should all go to the 2-wiki creators that obviously do not eat or sleep or step away from their computer. Works for me! Everything I need on two easy to use sites.
I am so elated about the two wikis that I just discovered that I cannot wait to get to work on Monday! There must be something wrong with me. Do I have a fever?
The third grade wiki
This wiki made me text my co-workers automatically because we use the same curriculum. I love finding sites like this full of items I would never take the time to make unless someone paid me (and I’m talking money, not chocolate)!
- Treasures reading series with a plethora of standard appropriate activities
- Cross-curricular activities
- SMARTBoard jeopardy activity
- Go Math! series (could not open attachments)
- All 3rd grade subjects areas
- Links for 3rd grade Florida standards
This site has links to sites, plug-ins, wikis, blogs, LiveBinders, and more resources than you can imagine in one site.
- Links are by grade level (all grade levels) and subject
- Links by subject
- Links for Interactive Whiteboard
- Links by Holiday and Theme
- A majority of the homepage links open to pages with numerous links
COMPARE AND CONTRASTING THE WIKI’S
Obviously the 3rd grade wiki will only apply to people teaching third grade and using the same curriculum (science and social studies links and information maybe useful for others). It was very user friendly. The only issue I had was opening the math activities. I probably just need a specific plugin and will have to contact my computer tech.
The K-12 wiki has so much information it can be overwhelming. For example, if I click on 3rd grade language arts it takes me to a page with hundreds of links. They are organized but there are a lot, but at least they are all in one spot. I like the fact that the main page provided free flash plugin links so that I am able to utilize everything the site offers (something I needed for the 3rd grade wiki).
Personally for me I would start with the 3rd grade wiki. If I did not find what I need thee I would head to the K-12 wiki. By the way, the K-12 even has links for driver’s education. So now you know why I said that these two wiki’s have EVERYTHING and they are free!
I found the two videos on Jimmy Wales very informative. Years ago I was trained on wiki’s and I did not care for them. After my recent re-exposure, I am ready to go to China and order “Stir Fried Wikipedia”. Here’s is a few important items I learned about Wikipedia:
- Defined as “the sum of all knowledge”
- Mostly volunteers populate the page
- 18% of edits are by anonymous users
- Teachers and academics are starting to utilize
- Free license
- Written to be neutral
- Associated with Wikimedia (their charity)