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ERIC Number: EJ850031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Wonderful Wikis and Internet Forums
Kahn, Sami
Science and Children, v46 n9 p27-31 Jul 2009
Wikis are collaborative websites where visitors can edit anything they want, anytime they want. Essentially online "whiteboards," wikis allow groups of people to create documents and projects together. Internet forums, also known as message boards or discussion boards, are web applications that provide online discussions. Like wikis, your forum can be private, password protected, and monitored by you. But unlike wikis, the threads and posts cannot be edited by other participants. In this article, the author discusses how he was inspired to incorporate these technologies into the science classroom. (Contains 2 resources and 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A