Yay Wiki Wiki!
Great news from Wikispaces… They’ve extended their offer of free wikispaces for educators and I for one am over-the-moon!
In case you hadn’t realised, I am a great fan of wikis — a fact I’ll be expounding on at the Scottish Learning Festival in a couple of weeks. Wikis are fast, agile websites with numerous educational uses. I’ve tried a number of different providers but I keep coming back to Wikispaces. Their wikis don’t look as pretty as some others (pbwiki for one), but their simplicity makes them even easier to use, and therefore a great introduction for new users.
Over the past two and a half years, I’ve had their “100K Free Wikis for K-12” link in my sidebar. At the time I signed up for my first one, they still had 88,000 to give away… And then last week I realised that they had less than 100 left to give. I immediately got my second year class to sign up (less than 80 left!) and began to panic. How was I going to find advert-free wikis when the free wikispaces ones were finished?
Well, Wikispaces have come to the rescue because — having already given away 100,000 wikis — they’re now offering a further 250,000 for K-12 educators! w00t!
Now you’ve no excuse for not sharing the wiki goodness… advert free and collaboration filled…