Best Educational Wikis of 2011

With the announcement of the 2011 Edublog Award winners, there are now two more award-winning wikis in the Wikispaces community. And we couldn’t be prouder!

First place for the 2011 Best Educational Wiki went to Martin Burrett for his ICTmagic wiki. It’s a truly inspiring collection of IT resources for students and teachers, and it’s sure to give you more ideas than you could possibly have time to try. ICTmagic was also our Featured Wiki last August, so you can read more about it in Martin’s own words.

Resources for History Teachers
Second place went to Robert Maloy of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His Resources for History Teachers began as part of a class in 2006. Then, in the best tradition of all great wikis, it grew through the combined efforts of Professor Maloy’s students, along with K–12 educators and students from around the world, into a rich, multimedia, cross-referenced sourcebook for anyone interested in teaching or learning about history.

We were also very excited to see that many of the people we have previously profiled on this blog were nominated for Edublog Awards, including Andrew Churches of the Educational Origami wiki, Gwyneth Jones of the Daring Librarian wiki, Shawn Avery of the Student Math Movies wiki, and Craig Kemp of the Ruma Tahi wiki.

And congratulations to Linda Yollis, winner of the Most Influential Blog Post award, whose Educational Blogging wiki we featured in November.

In fact, we want to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the Edublog winners and nominees, across all the categories. The amazing educational content you are constantly creating and sharing all over the Web makes our work more satisfying, and inspires endless conversations around the office. Be sure to check out all the winners and nominees for yourself.

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  1. Posted January 25, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    All excellent resources!

    Getting a jump on next year, I vote for considering BalancEdTech’s wiki:

  2. Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    All of the award-winning wikis were very good, but overall in my opinon ITcmagic was the absoult best; i also beleive the Wikispaces community picked the perfect person for first place.This is a very unique educational idea because to us (as students ) we can connect with a blog on the internet, it is related to our actual social life so it could help us to get better knowledge and become more interacted with the use of pur new educational use.

  3. Posted February 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    Getting a jump on next year, I vote for considering BalancEdTech’s wiki:

  4. Posted February 3, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    My wiki ( was also nominated.

  5. Posted February 4, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    I agree with Boyton , in the particular case this is new for me and all my class’s partners … but I think that it will be much utility for all . I hope that this new world´ll be easy, secure and faster than other. I wish know many people but I would like to know students and education’masters and can to stablish an excellent professional’relation and can to share and change many ideas.
    just do it…. jejejjje
    regards from Mexikco :-)

  6. Posted February 6, 2012 at 4:54 am | Permalink

    I am very happy for the helpful sites. Great work!

  7. Posted February 7, 2012 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    @Lenva My apologies for the oversight! cooltoolsforschools is one of the first links I bookmarked when I started working at Wikispaces, and it continues to be a valuable resource and an inspiration.

  8. Posted February 11, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    So many good educational Wiki’s and I think the winner was a good choice both for students and for those looking to develop their own educational wiki’s.

    Educational Board Game Wiki

  9. Posted February 13, 2012 at 5:02 am | Permalink

    ICTmagic and cooltoolsforschools are two wikis with invaluable information for educators and students that have helped us a lot in our research for web 2.0 tools and ideas.
    A great hank you to all those inspired educators out there!

  10. Chad
    Posted February 19, 2012 at 4:22 am | Permalink

    ICTmagic is a gem

  11. Posted April 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for this inspiring page. We’ve been discussing the idea of developing an educational wiki as part of our site and this site really gives me a helpful place from which to begin collecting information to discuss with my colleagues. There are some extremely resourceful designers out there and I’m hoping we can get some ideas from them.

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