Wikis: Promoting Collaborative Literacy through Affordable Technology in Content-Area Classrooms
Brianna Carney-Strahler
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Educators may realize the impact technology has on students, but may be ill equipped to integrate high-tech devices into the classroom in an affordable way. Educators can capitalize on students’ experience with technology by incorporating wikis, a collaborative webpage, into classroom instruction. Studies indicate that wiki technology can greatly enhance student collaboration and build content-area literacy skills. There are several research-based applications for implementing wiki technology into content-area classrooms. However, educators must consider the effect of wikis on curricula before integrating wikis into the classroom.

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Carney-Strahler, B. (2011). Wikis: Promoting Collaborative Literacy through Affordable Technology in Content-Area Classrooms. Creative Education, 2, 76-82. doi: 10.4236/ce.2011.22011.

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