I greatly enjoyed searching the educational wikis and bookmarked many of them to further explore and share with my educational colleagues. I have been using a wiki already and can see many uses for them at school. I have introduced them to colleagues and many objections that I hear are that students will write inappropriate materials but after they are shown how to monitor the content and can determine who added to the wiki, most teachers see the immediate value. I especially liked the wikis that were cross country classrooms or across the globe. I have found that if you want to have a good wiki, it requires a significant amount of time to monitor it and there are many wikis that people have "abandoned". I definitely think they are worth the fight.
I am an occupational therapist working with special needs children in schools. I have been working for Sparta Area Schools for about 20 years and worked in other districts prior to that. I received my undergraduate degree and my graduate degree from Western Michigan University. I have three sons and four dogs that take lots of my time and attentions. During my "free" time, I like to read, make jewelry, knit and do a little sewing (and I obviously read way too many blogs).