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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15 Comments

  1. Posted December 10, 2008 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Wiki Spaces gives me the opportunity to create, store, and use educational activities that are enhanced by the use of technology. It made me a digital educator. Very helpful!
    Pedro
    Bronx, New York

  2. Posted December 19, 2008 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    Hi Brian,

    Thanks for your feedback. We don’t currently offer free wikis for higher education. However, we have tried to keep our pricing low for higher education and individuals at $5/month or $50/year.

    Best,
    Sarah

  3. Posted January 7, 2009 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    Hallo!

    One year ago, I ordered a K-12 teachers page in Wikispaces, called http://nissenmedia.wikispaces.com/

    My students have now used/made this page and I am very satisfied with the possibility to make an internet page free like this.

    Now i want one more page called http://nissenmedia.wikispaces.com.08/10 and I wonder:

    1) Can I get this page?

    2) How do i make usernames for my pupils/students. I want them to write but no other people to write, just read.

    3) Is there possible to work with the lay out /design on this page? I am not so very fond of the three. ;-)

    Yours sincerely – Heidi Mobekk Solbakken

  4. Debbie
    Posted January 7, 2009 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Hi Heidi,

    1) You can create your new wiki by logging in and going to http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers. You can make your new name something like nissenmedia08 and it will live at nissenmedia08.wikispaces.com .

    2) You can create usernames for your students by logging into your wiki, selecting Manage Wiki, and selecting User Creator. You can read more about creating accounts for your students here: http://tangient.wpengine.com/2008/12/create-accounts-for-your-students-yourself.html You can make your wiki protected at set up so that anyone can read it and only members can edit it.

    3) If you know HTML or CSS, you can change the look and feel of your wiki by selecting Manage Wiki and selecting Look and Feel under Settings. We are also looking to create more themes for Wikispaces so keep an eye out for new looks.

    Cheers,
    Debbie

  5. Posted February 9, 2009 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    I found out about your free wiki and would like to have 2 for 2 classes I teach. ESL 313 and English 102. The studetns in these classes read at a 9th to 12th grade level.
    Many thanks.

    Maggie Fieler

  6. Posted February 11, 2009 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    I am a teacher of junior and senior technology classes. I would love my students to create their own wikis as a class project. Then share our knowledge and skills with other faculties in our school as well as other schools through teleconferencing.
    Thank you so much
    Alex Smith.

  7. Mary Norris
    Posted February 18, 2009 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Hello,

    I am a technology resource teacher and would like the free private account. This would help a great deal when I train teachers how to integrate this technology into their curriculum.

    Thank you,

    Mary Norris

  8. Posted February 28, 2009 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Mary,

    If your wiki will be used exclusively for K-12 education, you can request an upgrade to your wiki by going to “Manage Wiki” and then “Subscription.” The link is at the bottom of that page.

    Best,
    Sarah

  9. Posted March 10, 2009 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    I also would love to have a free subscription to Wiki.
    Hope to hear from someone soon!
    Lisa

  10. Posted March 11, 2009 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    Lisa,

    To create a free wiki for your K-12 classroom, visit http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers . You can learn more about our education plan and begin your wiki there.

    Best,
    Sarah

  11. 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?

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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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