Sunday, September 07, 2008

Mission Accomplished: 100,000 Wikispaces for Educators

Back in January 2006, Wikispaces decided to offer give away
100,000 free K-12 Plus wikis. That included all the features and benefits that normally cost $50/year - for free. No fine print, no usage limits, no advertising, no catches. They hoped that educators would try a wiki at their school and help spread the word. Last evening, my visit to Wikispaces showed their counter to look like this:

Well, it seems that word has spread. This evening, a quick visit to check on the counter found that it looked like this:

100,000 wikis later, they have surpassed their goal and seem to still be going strong.

I know that I have certainly created and used numerous wikispaces to support my students' collaborative and global projects. My students have been excited and inspired as they worked and edited their wikis, peer editing their stories, reviewing favorite books, sharing their math connections, learning about lives in other countries, and connecting with others around the world. Their experiences and learning came alive on Wikispaces. Thank you Wikispaces for being an advocate for the education of students.

Do you think Wikispaces noticed that they reached their 100,000 mark?
Will they continue to offer free wikispaces for K-12 educators?

I for one, certainly hope so!