• Have specific goals and objectives.
  • Establish who the authors will be.
  • Appoint a wiki monitor to watch for vandalism and spam.
  • Take time to train users.
  • Promote your resource.
  • Encourage play. Create a safe environment where it's ok to make mistakes.
  • Have a basic structure. Leave room for participants to contribute.
(Stephens, 2006)
  • Use the alert feature that lets the wiki manager know that changes have been made. Check regularly.
  • Determine whether your wiki should be public or private. (Security issues may arise if your space is public.)
  • Be aware of copyright issues (includes text, images, sounds, and video)
  • Have a strong acceptable use policy. Emphasize digital professionalism.
  • Prevent students from revealing personal information.
(Davis, 2007)
  • Include a unit on Student Privacy and the internet. Check the school or district's policies.
  • Allow students to have opportunities to work online in class and during the school day, ensuring that all students have access to computers.

"For a wiki to work it requires active participation by many people, building a resource that participants and observers view as having value and being worthwhile." (Stephens, 2006)


The Six Pillars of an Effective Web 2.0 Classroom

1. Internet Safety and Privacy
2. Information Literacy
3. Internet Citizenship
4. Internet Teamwork
5. Intentional Internet Activities
6. An Engaged Teacher
(Davis 2006)

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