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Working Collaboratively with a Wiki

A wiki, a collaborative web site that can be added to and/or edited by those with access to it, is a great tool for school staffs to share information and work collaboratively. At my school, our private staff wiki allows teachers to post and edit meeting notes, curriculum resources, calendars, schedules and just about
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A wiki, a collaborative web site that can be added to and/or edited by those with access to it, is a great tool for school staffs to share information and work collaboratively. At my school, our private staff wiki allows teachers to post and edit meeting notes, curriculum resources, calendars, schedules and just about anything else they wish to share. There are many types of wikis available: some commercial, some hosted locally, and some hosted remotely. Wikipedia, the Web's multi-lingual wiki-based collaborative encyclopedia itself has a great listing of various wiki options. The basic underlying premise is easy editing and sharing of information. The folks at the web site Common Craft have created a great video, Wikis in Plain English, that easily introduces the idea of a wiki. If you are thinking of setting up a wiki for your staff, this video introduction is a great place to start.

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