What is a Wiki?

Sophomore Poetry Explication | Chicago



Wikitopia | The Fountainhead

Katherine_Allen.jpg In English teacher Suzanne Linder's Utopias and Dystopias class we created wikis on dystopian novels we read. It was a great way for students to interpret texts and share ideas, comment on others' wikis, and improve their research and communication skills. However, formatting was often quite difficult! Being comfortable with these tools is essential for work and research in the 21st century.

Teens are sharp when it comes to using technology for entertainment, like downloading music or instant messaging our friends. Contrary to expectations, however, we are not fluent with information technology. Our ability to access, manage, evaluate, and communicate information is often weak and falls short of what we need to be effective in the job market. It is important that we become more comfortable with this application of technology.

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