We are extraordinarily proud to share these award-winning educational wikis on Wikispaces. In different ways, each is an example of how wikis can be used to break down borders and build unique and captivating experiences that learners and educators will remember for years to come.
Without further ado, the winner and second runner-up of the Edublogs Best Educational Wikis of 2010:
Greetings from the World
Recognized as the best educational wiki for the second year in a row, Arjana Blazic’s Greetings from the World wiki gives her students in Zagreb, Croatia a way to share their own experience and explore the world. Glogs posted by students from around the globe let us all see the world in the most special way possible: through the eyes of the people who live there.
“I’m deeply honored and absolutely delighted to have received the award for the Best Educational Wiki for the second time in a row,” says Arjana. “I launched the Greetings From The World wiki in September 2009 with 24 students from my class, because we wanted to create a virtual trip around the world and learn with and from our peers. When we won our first award in December 2009, there were 11 teachers from 10 schools in the project. Over the past year the wiki has grown into a truly international project with 21 teachers and 420 students from five continents. The cross-curricular approach and collaborative nature of the project definitely keep it going. We hope that more teachers and students join us in the future. Greetings From The World is a wiki open to teachers of all subjects, to students of all ages, to speakers of all languages and to learners from all over the world.”
This year’s second runner up is Kate Coutts’ gorgeous wiki, Metasaga. Beginning with Uyeasound, Unst, in the Shetland Islands, each Metasaga gives students (and their teachers) a chance to learn by exploring their whole environment — not just physically, but historically and culturally, as well.
Each individual Metasaga feels like a deeply personal guided tour, full of photographs, histories, and personal impressions. They are fascinating explorations of place that make you itch to go out and create your own.
Two other Wikispaces wikis did very well in the voting:
- Celebr8UandMeDigitally gives Eva Büyüksimke?yan of Turkey and Alexandra Francisco of Portugal a space to celebrate special days and share different cultures with their EFL students.
- Wissahickon School District’s eToolBox from Ambler, PA is an alphabetical index of Web 2.0 tools, from Blogs to Wikispaces, with evaluations and recommendations for each one.
Our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners and nominees. Way to go!