Wiki While You Work: An Introduction to Wikis in Education

This workshop was originally developed by Mark Wagner, Ph.D., President & CEO, EdTechTeam, Inc., to introduce educators to the read/write web.

This wiki is a template that you can use for any Professional Development or Training sessions that address the use of wikis in education. With Mark's permission, we are making it available to educational technologists who are looking for tools to show their teams what can be accomplished with wikis in general — and Wikispaces in particular — in the K–12 environment.

If you would like to give this presentation from your own wiki, send us an email at

Free Wikis for K–12 Educators

Wikispaces offers a free upgrade for wikis that are used exclusively for K–12 education. These free, ad-free wikis have all the features of our Plus wikis, and our User Creator tool, which will let you create user accounts in bulk (even when your students don’t have email addresses).

This offer applies to any wiki that is used exclusively for K–12 educational use (i.e., kindergarten through secondary school). It is available worldwide to teachers, students, and other educators. This offer is not available to universities and higher education. Our regular pricing is designed so that our service is accessible to higher education and non-profits as well as individuals and companies.

Get your K–12 Plus wiki
  • Any time you want to create a new K–12 wiki, go to
  • If you already have a wiki on Wikispaces and you’re not sure whether your wiki is on the K–12 Plus plan, go to Manage Wiki > Subscription. After Plan, you should find the text, “Your wiki is currently on our Plus plan. Your Plus plan wiki is free, compliments of Wikispaces.” If it says something else, follow the Request Your Free Upgrade Now link at the bottom of the page.

Learn more
  • If you're not clear on what a wiki is, this excellent video from Common Craft explains it in simple terms.
  • Take a look at the educational wikis wiki to see what some of your peers are doing. It's a wiki, too, so you can contribute your own examples and ideas. You may also want to check out the Wiki Walk-Through from TeachersFirst.

You can find answers to some common questions on our teachers help page. Or just shoot us an email any time at

Wikispaces Private Label

If you are looking for a school-wide or district-wide wiki solution, you might want to consider Wikispaces Private Label, a complete wiki solution for your whole school or district. A Private Label site is a secure, hosted environment with unlimited wikis and the easy control of a central administrative dashboard.

Find out more or sign up for a free 30-day trial.

Last revision: August 17, 2010