Triggered by yesterday’s post on how one of our Spanish teachers started using PBWiki, I got a nice email from Ramit, one of the PBWiki co-founders, seeking ideas on how to “spread” the peanut butter / wiki concept to other teachers:
I also noticed you’re involved in instructional technology, so I wanted to ask your advice. We’ve been making PBwiki better and better for educators to use, and we’re really interested in spreading the word in the educational community.
It seems like educators talk to each other pretty often, and I’m wondering how we might reach them to encourage them to use wikis. Do you have any ideas? Are there specific people or places we should be talking to?
I would appreciate your advice. Wikis are a fantastic way for educators and teachers to collaborate in the classroom and we’re eager to help teachers do it using PBwiki.
PS–We developed a new overview page of wikis in education:
And we have tons of examples, like:
* Penn State’s English 15 class:
* A Texas teacher’s wiki,
But hey, more blog readers/commenters are much better than me, so I encourage you to add some of your own ideas and Ramit can find them in the comments below. What does it take for teachers to take that leap into wikis?