100,000 Free K-12 Wikis – and 250,000 More!

Wikis for TeachersThis weekend we gave away our 100,000th free K-12 Wikispaces wiki!

So today, we’re celebrating and sharing with you our continued commitment to the educational community.

Great Work So Far

Two and a half years ago we decided that all K-12 teachers should have advertising-free, private, unlimited use wikis for free. No fine print, no usage limits, no catches.

So far, it’s been a great success. We’ve given away over 100,000 free K-12 wikis used by over 535,000 educators and students!

We have worked with hundreds of you every day and heard your stories of engaged students and excited teachers. We have loved supporting such a vibrant community and learning how to build a better service for you. It’s what gets us excited about coming to work every morning. Thank you for making this such a rewarding experience.

A New Commitment

As the 100,000 wiki mark has approached, people have been wondering whether there would be any K-12 wikis left. Well, we know better than to mess with a good thing. So today, we’re announcing our new commitment to K-12 education:

250,000 More K-12 Wikis
Like the first 100,000, all of our K-12 wikis feature all the benefits of our Plus service:

  • full privacy, only the people you allow in can see your wiki
  • no advertising, your online classroom will remain ad-free
  • unlimited use, as many users, pages, edits, and files, as you like, no limits
  • a customizable look and feel, so you can make it feel like home

You’re welcome to start as many K-12 wikis as you like. Have 10 classes? Start 10 wikis! Want one for your PTA, your school library, or anything else at your school? Start another one!

The offer is worldwide and is available for any wiki that is used exclusively for K-12 (primary and secondary) education.

Features and Resources for Teachers

We’re doubling our commitment to improve Wikispaces with features specifically designed to help you, the K-12 teacher. Keep an eye out on our blog for upcoming releases.

We’re going to be hosting free live online events to share Wikispaces news, give short tutorials on how best to use Wikispaces in the classroom, hear success stories and best practices from educators like you, answer your questions, and connect people so we can all share and learn from each other. Stay tuned for dates, times, and details.

We know how important examples, articles, tutorials, and getting started material is to teachers with limited time. So we’re collecting and developing these materials to help you be successful in their classrooms quickly and easily.

Start Your New Wiki

Looking to begin your free, fully-featured K-12 wiki? Start one now in seconds.

Enjoy, spread the word, and help us bring 250,000 more free wikis to K-12 education.

And don’t miss the Classroom 2.0 event with Steve Hargadon this Thursday.

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55 Comments

  1. Marty
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    I love the fact that you give free space to K12 people, but I work in a community college, our budget has been axed, and i need a wiki without ads. Is there any way that you will extend this offer to K14?

  2. Posted September 9, 2009 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    The “request an upgrade” to switch to a free K-12 site doesn’t have a working link. It’s just a .jpg.

  3. Debbie
    Posted September 15, 2009 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Hi Joanne,

    I believe I helped you with the link at help@wikispaces.com Let me know if you still have any trouble with your wiki.

    Cheers,
    Debbie

  4. Posted October 1, 2009 at 5:13 am | Permalink

    I teach at a community college and would like to use Wikispaces for my online classes. Like most CCs, we are budget crunched.

    Any chances for a free wiki?

    Andy

  5. Debbie
    Posted October 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Hi Andy,

    Currently, our free education plan is only available for wikis in K-12 education. However, we have tried to keep our pricing low for individuals and higher education. You can find more information on our pricing page at http://www.wikispaces.com/site/pricing . We also offer free ad-supported wikis on our Basic plan to everyone.

    Best,
    Debbie

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