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50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom

50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom
Wikis are an exceptionally useful tool for getting students more involved in curriculum. They’re often appealing and fun for students to use, while at the same time ideal for encouraging participation, collaboration, and interaction. Read on to see how you can put wikis to work in your classroom. Resource Creation Using these ideas, your students can collaboratively create classroom valuables. Student Participation These projects are sure to get your students involved. Group Projects Allow wikis to facilitate group work by using these ideas. Student Interaction Get your students to work together on these projects. For the Classroom Use your wiki to create spaces that are special to your class. Community Reach out to the community with these resources that everyone can appreciate. Other Here are even more fun and useful ways to improve your classroom with a wiki. Did you enjoy this article?

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Stay IN the app! One of the issues that crops up in a lot of classrooms that are stocked up with tablets and other devices is that students often vary off their path of productivity. Maybe they’re googling things they shouldn’t be when they’re supposed to be researching something in particular, or maybe they’re checking out YouTube when they should be working on a group project. Since keeping students on track is not always easy, sometimes the digital horse blinders need to be put on. Thankfully, this handy set of visuals from Primary Possibilities offers a guide to keeping students focused while using technology.

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