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 Replies 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 Replies)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 3D Printing Aims To Revolutionize Australian Schools And ManufacturingLast comment 1 day 20 hours ago in Classroom Technology Discussion How Important Are Students' Digital Footprints?Last comment 18 hours 39 min ago in Digital Citizenship blog This Ain't Your Momma's Open HouseLast comment 15 hours 11 min ago in Back to School Discussion What is your best advice for dealing with chronic in-class texters? Last comment 2 weeks 1 day ago in Classroom Management blog Back to School Night: The Ultimate Conversation Starter for a Successful School YearLast comment 1 week 6 days ago in Back to School 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?