Wiki is a Hawai'ian word meaning "fast" or "quick." As a technology platform, Ward Cunningham installed the very first wiki on the Web in 1995. That was two years before the word "weblog" was coined (and four years before that term was shortened
to "blog"). Wikis predate Facebook and Twitter by roughly a decade. At sixteen years old, the wiki predates almost every other social media tool (other than email, of course, which historians of technology say turns 40 this year). Why then, in the face of rapidly changing technology -- all the new bells and whistles and Web 2.0 tools -- should we still use wikis?
•Support a balanced, relevant curriculum that is aligned with Washington State standards
•Modify general curriculum to accommodate students’ individual learning styles
•Engage all students to reach their full potential and take pride in their accomplishments
•Create a learning environment that empowers productive student behavior
•Provide a balance in digital literacy and technology integration that enhances students' learning experiences and prepares them for 21st century job market or higher education
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), National Association for Special Education Teachers (NASET), American Anthropological Association (AAA)