Featured Wiki: Clio History Journal

Tom Greenwell started the Clio History Journal wiki in April of 2009.

1. Briefly describe your group, your wiki, and what you use it to do:
Clio History Journal publishes exemplary essays by senior secondary History students. It’s all about celebrating and sharing great student work. It helps stimulate students’ enthusiasm for the subject and it’s also a great learning tool. It’s really helpful, when you’re setting an essay task, to be able to show students what a high quality essay looks like.

2. Besides the Edit button, which wiki feature is your favorite?
I like the widget that allows you to embed video in pages. Not only have I been able to embed items like lectures on the Punic Wars and a narration of the Epic of Gilgamesh, we’ve also been able to feature mini-documentaries created by students.

3. What is one way you’re using wikis and other web 2.0 tools in your projects?
Students learnt about the Etruscan influence on Rome by reading a student-written essay that had been published on Clio in 2009. They then had to do further research to verify the accuracy of the essay. They reported their findings in the discussion section.

4. Tell us about a particular moment that made you say, “Aha! THIS is why I use wikis!”
Whenever I’m playing around with a page and I stuff it up, I’m always very grateful for the ‘revert’ option!

5. If you could ask it, what do you think your wiki would say about you?
“You’re very demanding – you’re always trying to change me.”

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One Comment

  1. Posted July 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    I love having a wiki, it’s how I communicate with my cousin in delaware

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