What is a "Wiki"?

  • The word "wiki" is from the Hawaiian for quick. A wiki is a website created for the purpose of sharing information quickly and efficiently.
  • If you are a member of the wiki, you can make changes to the content; otherwise you can view all pages, but not edit.
  • Wikipedia is the most well known example. The wikipedia article on wikis will be helpful http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki
  • This video (dated 2007) explains some background to wikis.

How do I make a Wiki?

Check the video tutorials at http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour for info and demos.

It's simple: Open your page, Edit Button, use the Web Editor to make changes, then Save Button.

What is my Assignment?

Our mission is to construct a wiki related to Careers in Technology. You are expected to select and research a specific occupation related the field of Technology, analyze the information through the lens of career development, and finally construct a webpage on this site. The final product will be a compilation of many webpages -- our wiki!

Samples of Wikis From St. Kevin's High, Goulds

Careers in Oil & Gas Created by 100+ Career Development students during Feb. 2011.

Computer Hardware & Software Created by Communications Technology 2104 students during Nov 2010.

Samples of Wikis created by teachers or students from around the Globe.

http://greetingsfromtheworld.wikispaces.com/ Created by a teacher from Zagreb, Croatia. Awarded "Best Educational Wiki in 2010". In addition to the global perspective, the use of Glogster posters is very impressive.

http://arrrpirates.wikispaces.com/ Created by elementary level students on the topic of Pirates. The "look & feel" of this page is clean and consistent.

http://whites-geometry-wiki.wikispaces.com/ Created by a high school Math teacher and students on the topic of Geometry.

Please Ponder....

"Imagine a world in which every single person is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.

That's what we're doing." The Wikimedia Foundation

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." Alvin Toffler, American futurist