30+ Open Wikis Every Educator Should Know About

This is the first in a series of ‘Best of 2011′ posts where we share some of the best education-related materials of the past year. Be sure to check back on a regular basis as we’ve got some pretty exciting stuff coming soon!

Are you interested in being a part of a dynamic digital environment capable of changing the world of education? There are wikis out there that are just waiting for you to join and offer up your $.02. From wikis on teaching in the United Kingdom to art to web 2.0 tools, there’s a wiki for everyone.

The list of wikis below is just a smattering of some of the best open wikis available today. They were all nominated by teachers and administrators from around the world during this year’s Edublogs awards. If you’re not familiar with wikis, they’re quite simply a website developed collaboratively by a community of users, allowing any user to add and edit content. That’s the official Wikipedia definition. What better place to get a proper definition, right? Anyway, check out each one of these terrific wikis today and do your best to join or at least monitor what’s happening on them. Enjoy!

  1. http://wiki.scotedublogs.org.uk/
    ScotEduBlogs
  2. http://ukedchat.wikispaces.com/
    #ukedchat Information Wiki Site
  3. http://21stcenturyskillsnmteachercourse.wikispaces.com/home
    21st Century Skills for Teachers
  4. http://ibart.wetpaint.com/
    Art Online Studio
  5. http://asantangelo82.wikispaces.com/
    asantangelo82
  6. http://thedaringlibrarian.wikispaces.com/
    Daring Tech Wiki
  7. http://digitallyspeaking.pbworks.com/w/page/17791568/FrontPage
    Digitally Speaking.
  8. http://edcamp.wikispaces.com/
    Ed Camp
  9. http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/
    Educational Origami
  10. http://flatclassroomproject.org/
    Flat Classroom Project
  11. http://fugleflicks.wikispaces.com/
    Flugleflicks
  12. http://greetingsfromtheworld.wikispaces.com/
    Greetings From The World
  13. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/
    ICT Magic Show
  14. http://palmbeachschooltalk.com/groups/ipadpilot/
    iPad in Education
  15. http://metasaga.wikispaces.com/
    METASAGA
  16. http://mrhanson.pbworks.com/
    Mr Hanson’s Online Classroom
  17. http://ozgekaraoglu.wikispaces.com/
    Ozge Karaoglu
  18. http://resourcesforhistoryteachers.wikispaces.com
    Resources for History Teachers
  19. http://weareroom1.wikispaces.com/
    Ruma Tahi
  20. http://sigml.iste.wikispaces.net/
    sigml Mobile Learning
  21. http://springfieldlibrary.wikispaces.com/
    Springfield Township High School Virtual Library
  22. http://studentmathmovies.wikispaces.com/
    Student Made Maths Movies
  23. http://teaching-with-technology.wikispaces.com/home
    Teaching with Thinking and Technology
  24. http://www.tmsydney.wikispaces.com/
    TeachMeet Sydney
  25. http://teflworldwiki.com/index.php/Main_Page
    TEFL World Wiki
  26. http://globalclassroom2011-12.wikispaces.com/
    The Global Classroom Project: 2011/12
  27. http://k12.wiki.nmc.org/
    The Horizon Project: K-12 Edition
  28. http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/
    The TL Virtual Cafe
  29. http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/
    The UDLTechToolKit
  30. http://timdeakin.wikispaces.com/Learning2020+Open+Space
    Tim Deakin
  31. http://web20andsocialmediaineducation2010.wikispaces.com/
    Web 2.0 and Social Media Education 2010
  32. http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/
    Web 2.0 Tools For Schools
  33. http://azharstudents.wikispaces.com/
    Welcome back to Egypt
  34. http://wowinschool.pbworks.com/
    WOW in Schools