Wikis Related Tags: Classroom Technology,9-12 High School,English Language Arts More Related Discussions Rachel Posted 11/28/2009 10:54AM | Last Commented 06/12/2014 12:41PM 3 611 Views Has anyone had experience using wikis in the secondary English classroom? I am considering using a wiki with a novel and I am looking for some suggestions. Thanks. Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 3 Share Comments (3)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 11/29/2009 6:47pm Shanna FalgoustCampus Instructional Technology Specialist for a Hays CISD middle school I'm not an English teacher, but I use wikis. I am currently using Wikispaces. What exactly are you wanting to do? Sign in to vote! Posted 11/30/2009 4:46am Rachel You know, I am not sure. I would like to give my students more engaging writing opportunities, for one. I was thinking of taking an American novel, like Gatsby and having them research the 1920's and then the life of Fitzgerald. I thought also to assign them the role of characters and have each character create a page. My goal is to use tech more, so I am open to any suggestion. Thanks for responding to my post. I appreciate any idea you have. Sign in to vote! Posted 11/30/2009 6:10pm Colleen Meyer Hi, I used wikispaces last year with a high school modified english class. We were reading the book That Was Then, This is Now. I was new at this and my class had a difficult time with writing and relating text to everyday life. By setting up a very simple wiki, they became engaged and interested. I would post a general question regarding the story and they would respond off of my questions and their classmates. I would definitely try this out. It is very simple to do and amazing to see how the students became interested! I would love any other suggestions as well if anyone has any. This was all I did with the wiki so far. Sign in to vote! Discussion Here’s One Reason Every Student Should BlogLast comment 3 days 9 hours ago in Creativity blog 5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment ToolsLast comment 5 days 20 hours ago in Formative Assessment Discussion #EdTechWish: What Do We Want?Last comment 5 days 17 hours ago in Technology Integration article Tech2Learn: Success Stories of Technology Integration in the ClassroomLast comment 7 months 2 weeks ago in Technology Integration blog The Power of Digital StoryLast comment 1 week 4 days ago in Arts Integration Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?