Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Hey there Bloggers, welcome to my wacky world, once again.

So what is a Wiki?? That is exactly what i was thinking when i started this blog, i know of wikipeadia but i didnt know that there was anything else really.. and then i found a wonderful website that described a wiki as "a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wiki supports hyperlinks and has a simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages on the fly" (What is a Wiki, 2002).

I love the ideas of Wiki's. I thought that the only that could be done with them was "Wikipedia". but I am sooo very very wrong.

I started using "Wetpaint" only the other day, and it took me a little while to think of ways in which it may be useful in the class and then it hit me, It could almost be a reporting tool, where by the children upload photos of what they have been learning and write stories to accompany these pictures, so then this informs the parents and myself as a teacher of what they have and have not understood. It also allows the parents to view what has been happening in the class at home.

While i realise that there isn't really much on this page if you were to colaborate this as a class project you would be able to add so much information, and the children would be reaching their ICT Essential Learning by the end of year 3:
Creating with ICTs
Students experiment with and use ICTs to create a range of responses to suit the purpose and
audience. They use ICTs to develop understanding, demonstrate creativity, thinking, learning,
collaboration and communication across key learning areas. They:
• represent ideas, information and thinking
• develop imaginative responses
• record evidence of their learning
• reflect on their use of ICTs as a creative tool and identify how their responses could be improved.

(Queensland Studies Authority, 2007, p2)

What is a Wiki. (2002). Retrieved on August, 1, 2009 from
Queensland Studies Authroity (2007) Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs); Cross-curriculum priority by the end of Year. Retrieved on August 1, 2009, from

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