What is a wiki?

According to TeachersFirst: Wiki Walk-Through, a wiki
  • lets anyone create or edit the actual site contents without any special technical knowledge or tools, just a computer with an Internet connection.
  • is continuously “under revision.” It is a living collaboration whose purpose is the sharing of the creative process and product by many.
  • lets any visitor become a participant.



  • Webpage created without technical knowledge
  • Living collaboration; always "under revision"
  • Visitors become a participant in the revision process
  • Purpose = share the creative process and product with many
  • "Blog" is short for web log.
  • Blogger shares information, thoughts, and ideas
  • Visitors become a participant in the conversation
  • Purpose = facilitate online discussions on blogger's topic choice

What is hydegrade8writing?

The hydegrade8writing wiki is an online community created for the 8th grade class of Hyde Leadership Charter School to
  • collaborate throughout the writing process with peers, teachers, parents, and friends.
  • access resources for our writing class.
  • keep a record of our growth as writers.
  • publish our writing to a live audience.

What is digital citizenship?

According to the K-12 Digital Citizenship wikispace, digital citizenship is using technology
  • Safely
  • Responsibly
  • Critically
  • Pro-actively to contribute to the digital society
In order for writers to get the full experience of writing for an online community it is necessary to practice safety and be responsible, respectful members of the community. We are all responsible digital citizens and have agreed to the terms and conditions for providing a safe and productive online community. Check out our Class Wiki Warranty to discover what it takes to be an awesome digital citizen.

For more information about digital citizenship, check out http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/Nine_Elements.html.

Thank you for joining us. Please feel free to leave a comment on any page with any questions or thoughts about our writing.
If you have any questions or thoughts about our wikispace, please email literacycoach.afranco@gmail.com.