Wednesday, June 20, 2007

a wiki is not a blog




Room5ians - as usual, your enthusiasm and ingenuity are top notch. i must remind you, however, that wikis are not blogs. they serve a different purpose. we don't all need one. in fact, we only really need one for all of us to belong to and contribute to. it could be a forum for our shared knowledge gathering. each of us can add info, edit info and so forth.

we could create one for our massive Egyptian inquiry project next term.

read up on wikipedias wiki entry.


8>)

36 comments:

Kitty Kat said...

Yes!
We should make a class WIKI at school!
We could have an egypt page as well as others...it will be really cool!
WIKIs are a bit likeblogs but we should use them properly like WIKIs...
Perhaps we can all make a WIKI account, then we all make ONE Wiki and we all change our roles to writer or we just have one account that we all know the password for that we can all edit and share our knowledge on...what do you guys think?

Kitty Kat said...

I believe that this is a key point that we don't have in our wiki that is important.
A wiki is a website designed to allow multiple authors to add, remove, and edit content.[1] The multiple author capability of wikis makes them effective tools for mass collaborative authoring.[2]

Wikipeadia

pom said...

Thats a great idea kitty kat! We could have all sorts of cool stuff on it.

Kitty Kat said...

Thanks,
I agree we could put some great stuff on there and it would be a great spot to place all our interesting facts...

booya!! said...

yea i go with pom thats a great idea!!!! what should we call it? room5ians wiki? i have no clue!

Kitty Kat said...

We should make it in class...then everyone can see it and how to use it.
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Miss Candy said...

yah wikis!

Catarara said...

tha sounds like a great idea!

Alpha said...

Good idea,it couls be called
Room5ians Class Wiki or something.

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

my wiki? nah just joking....hehe. yes! an egyption wiki is a fantastic idea!!!

and just an off topic thing; congratulations to all whom competed in the cross country!!! everyone did extremely well and we had great supporters as well, im sure we will win the shield!!!
long live room5ians, earth, kakepuku, er, peachgrove....

Kitty Kat said...

Yes great hob to all runners today!
You all were brilliant!
The sheild would be great but its more about the effort!
We caould call the wiki-
Umm...Room 5s Wiki of Wonderful Wiki knowledge or something...anyway...off to do some homework!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

yes\, you all should be proud of your efforts

mr woody said...

great comments guys - hold five on creating more wikis - we will make one in class for our joint project and all become administrators - at least, all of us who post comments here and have a blog.
i will decide which wiki engine we use, unless someone can come up with a superior argument. there is something called Elgg we could try. it is cybersafe and self contained with loads of features.

chocolate lover said...

that souds cool Mr Woody. Yeah congrats every one who cometed in the cross country and be proud no matter what place you come...
(piglet if you read this I'm pointing this at you:))

mr woody said...

we can compare wiki hosting sites from this website... i have run up a comparison between wetpaint, which some of you are using, and wikispaces, which have used before.

http://www.wikimatrix.org/compare/Wetpaint+Wikispaces

mr woody said...

http://www.wikispaces.com/

remember our username and password? don't share it here, but go to the wiki and add content.

:-)

Kitty Kat said...

that is so cool!
ts great that we can share our knowledge so simply!
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my arms really hurting from my ingection!
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Yay!
We saved a dog called pikua is that the right spelling) today!
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Happy arm healing!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

thats great kitty kat! how did you save it? our class blog is going to be fantastic!! especially as the information bulds up!

Miss Candy said...

whats our wiki adress?

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

http://room5wiki.wikispaces.com/
mr woody! how do you want us to contribute to our wiki, ie, should we make new pages, or just add bits?

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

i put my narrative poem on my blog, and i really appreciate all feedback etc, thank you!

Kitty Kat said...

ok!
I can't do it nw...off to netball with my crippled arm 83(
I have to go anywa because its our last game of the seas and as a team.
Oh well...

Miss Candy said...

time to edit the wiki......im scared?

Miss Candy said...

has every one wrote their thing down so i can write down the next bit?

primprim said...

hehe! i've made a wiki!
http://mirples.wikispaces.com/

mr woody said...

have fun on the wiki - do whatever you think is appropriate. make pages, link words to pages with info on that subject, insert things, make it rich with content. do not use if for chatting though.
8>)

Mr Whacky said...

What's our username and password?

P.s: Write it on my blog and then delete the comment; ill still get the E mail

Kitty Kat said...

mr whacky we cant really do that just think hard about our discussion at school.
Were you listening?

Miss Candy said...

ive edited or wiki so it doesnt say my name, instead it say miss candy, (nsha)

Kitty Kat said...

Thats a good idea other wise people might know who you are.

Kitty Kat said...

I've added a Cats page and also some info on dogs.

Miss Candy said...

on your wiki?

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

how is everyones arms? it wasnt that bad was it, imean i would rather get it than get one of those freaky sicknesses etc. i would REALLY apreciate advice and feedback on my narrative poem, thanks! (maybe) have a good holidays everyone, be safe, happy, and smile! -unless i see you on monday...
mr whacky, i dont think that will work you should have been listening, but im sure someone will give you it at school.
im really happy to see the whole wiki thing going so well and everyone using it appropriatly, great job... see you all next term!!
long live room5ians!!!

Kitty Kat said...

No on our class wiki.
My arms fine now though an I had a sore game of netball!
I will come to give you advice on your narritive after this pot.
I hope you do great room5ian and spud at sports camp and if I do't see you have a GREAT holiday!
Long Live Room5 The zBlog The Wiki and um...everything else!

mr woody said...

www.wikispaces.com/ then login as room5wiki - password is one of our classmates nicknames... don't write it here.
add information - don't "chat"

primprim said...

i've added to our random evolving story!
mirp:P
P.S.
I'd like to visit other wikis, but i need the urls!