TiddlyWiki is a free tool that can be easily used and shared. It is described on the tiddlywiki web page as " a reusable, nonlinear, personal web notebook".
- A blog is linear with the most recent post showing first. It is possible to hyperlink within a blog to other posts, but it is not easy.
- A wiki is not linear. A wiki has its own organization created by the authors. The first page has links to all of the other content.
Most blogs and wikis are run on a server. There are many free ones available and easy to use online. There are also blogs and wikis that can be downloaded and run off of a local server and many schools choose to do it this way for security purposes.
The best way to learn what a Tiddlywiki is and how it works is to try it out. There are lots of great examples on the Tiddlywiki.com site. You can also watch this Video Guide about TiddlyWikis self-described "tiddlywiki evangelist". More information can be found at TiddlyWiki Guides.
Some examples of TiddlyWiki pages:
Scroll down to "Examples" on the TiddlyWiki page for many more.
Submitted by: Janice Friesen, Educator
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