• Working with PBWiki
    Free account through the Academic Portal of  PBWiki.com

    As easy as making a Peanut Butter sandwich, PB Wiki allows collaborative work in your classroom. WIKI
    is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. WIKI supports hyperlinks and has a simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages. The collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia is one of the best-known wikis. The backronym "WIKI" stands for "What I Know Is" and encourages anyone who accesses a WIKI to contribute knowledge to the group's website.

    Under the Academic Portal on PBWiki.com is an excellent demo of the features that are valuable to educators:
    • Folders - organization by class is possible
    • Page Permissions - read/edit privileges can be granted for each page
    • Security - students in a class are invited to view the page
    The following tutorials are available from YouTube and help to illuminate why Wikis are valuable to the educational process.
    Yummy is the subsection of PBWiki.com that collects ideas for using PBWikis.  Check it out!

Last Modified on October 7, 2008