Welcome to The Basic Wiki!

This Wikispace has been created as an introduction for educators who are interested in learning how to make use of these collaborative websites in their own classrooms.

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Five Things You Should Know About Wikis
  1. A wiki is a simple web page that can be edited by anyone. If you can send an email, you can modify a wiki page. Simply click "Edit this page," make your changes, and then hit "Save."
  2. Wikis make sharing ideas and information easy.
  3. The word wiki comes from the Hawaiian word "wiki wiki," meaning "quick."
  4. Each time a wiki page is modified, the previous version of the page is saved. That way, if you make a mistake, you can always restore the wiki page to its original form. Just use the "History" tab up top. You don't ever have to worry about "messing things up."
  5. Even if you've never heard of the word "wiki," you've probably heard of the web site, Wikipedia, which is a wiki just like this site. Wikipedia is a collaborative encyclopedia created and edited entirely by its readers.

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