Do you know of examples of wikis of interest to early educators? Let's share resources here:

Have you seen this, from the Linux Insider site? Posted by Lynn Hartle
Wikitexts: Learning Better by Writing the Book
By Dave Fontaine
MultiMedia & Internet@Schools
05/18/08 4:00 AM PT
Educational technology has largely kept up with changing times, but one thing that hasn't evolved much is the textbook. They're still made up of printed pages -- lots of them -- and usually out of date by the time they're published. Educators are discovering now that collaboratively written wikitexts could be the answer.

"A Web of Connections: Why the Read/Write Web Changes Everything"
Times are changing, as we move from using the web for information access to information creation. Will Richardson's wiki shares information about these changes, Web 2.0 and other topics of interest to educators.

Of course the most famous Wiki of all is the Wikipedia, touted by Google as "The biggest multilingual free-content encyclopedia on the Internet": Wikipedia also hosts Wikibooks with categories such as Wikijunior, books for children, and Simple English books. In the Wikijunior collection, I found an Animal Alphabet book and also noticed a textbook Foundations and Current Issues of Early Childhood. It can be interesting to look up a particular topic in Wikipedia and click on the discussion tab to see the behind the scenes discussions about the creation of a topic page, and/or the history tab. (For example, looked up Reggio Emilia approach and clicked on discussion and was interested in the comments of contributors and Wikipedia's entries there.)

I am working my way through Will Richardson's site. It is packed with so much good information that it will take me a while to digest all of what is offered.
I also have enjoyed what I have found at Again I am working my way through what I have found there. I could spend hours...maybe days checking out all I have been missing.

On Classroom 2.0, a social networking site, there is a link to several wikis including many with the theme of effective uses of wikis in education. If you read and come across interesting ideas that might be useful for early educators, please do add them to our Early Educators using WIkis area, so all can benefit.

MAET 2007 class Wiki, created by Jim Reineke.