Best Educational Wikis of 2010

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.”

Metasaga
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!

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7 Comments

  1. Posted January 28, 2011 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    You should check out my wiki space :0) I’m quite proud of it. Thank you for such a great program.
    Rose

  2. Posted January 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Hello!
    I have heaps of educational wikis on my list, but not one of them are these award winning ones! It is great to get to know other wikis as well. Thanks for sharing.
    Maryna

  3. Posted January 29, 2011 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    Hello,
    For information about using photographs to inspire writing, please visit my, English Education, at hank-englisheducation.blogspot.com.
    Thank you,
    Hank Kellner

  4. Posted January 31, 2011 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    To all the winners and runners up, you have have done well. All in i am grateful to Richard Byrne for introducing me to a number of web 2.0 tools, i have bound his handout 11 tech y things to try out in the classroom. I love that piece of work.

    I have found wiki spaces to be a great tool. I have tried it out here in Africa, and it works too.

  5. Posted February 1, 2011 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Hello
    Thanks for the excellent wikis… I’m sure 21st century education will make much use of wikis.
    Thank you again….

  6. Posted February 1, 2011 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Hello everybody, I´m a teacher from Colombia. I´m new in Wikispaces. I´d like to know how I can use this tool to teach English to my students. I can see that there are many diffrent applications but I don`t know how. I need information. Can you help please. You can write me in English or Spanish. Bye!

  7. Posted February 1, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    I love the wiki that mrs tfite created!!

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