Back in spring, the popular wiki-hosting platform Wikispaces debuted the-just-for-education product called Wikispace Classroom offering teachers and educators a more convenient space to create and host their classroom wikis. For those of you who are not yet familiar with the concept of using wikis in education I would recommend reading this excellent guide.
Part of your work during this first month of your back to school would probably be channeled towards setting up a virtual space where you can share learning materials, assignments, homework, upload files, and where you can also engage parents in the learning taking place inside the classroom. Of course based on your digital inclinations and what works best for your teaching/ learning situation, your classroom virtual space can either be anything like a website, blog, or a wiki. If you decide to set up a website for your classroom here are some good places to start with and if it is a wiki that you want to create for your students , I personally believe that there is nothing that beats Wikispaces Classroom .
On the occasion of the start of a new school year The Wikispaces Team has compiled a Back to School Teacher Toolkit to help you get the year kicked off right. This toolkit includes several tutorials and hand-outs .
Here is a list of some god tutorials created by Wikispaces to help you better understand and use their platform effectively.
These are ready to print handouts covering some interesting topics such as