This information comes from Andrea Robertson and David Young at Dunedin College of Education:

What's a wiki?
A wiki is a web site that lets any visitor become a participant: you can create or edit the actual site contents without any special technical knowledge or tools. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection. A wiki is continuously “under revision.” It is a living collaboration whose purpose is the sharing of the creative process and product by many. One famous example is Wiki-pedia, an online encyclopedia with no “authors” but millions of contributors and editors. The word "wiki" comes from Hawaiian language, meaning "quick" or "fast." Copied from

This site is for teachers and allows you to create an advertisment free wiki

Andrea's step by step instructions for
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Creating and Using a Wiki with Wikispaces.pdf

Here are some examples of school wikis - have a look and write down some ideas...

Tips from wikispaces for teachers

Wikispaces help

OR Wiki's could be used like an intranet page for maths groups, reading groups etc: