Wiki is a website that can be created and edited as a web page to give information. Wiki consists of much information, from animals to machines. It's an online encyclopedia. People can make a new page with a topic such as, a state, book, or animal. It allows you to edit any pages that have mistakes or that have missing information that should be added.
Us, as students, can use wiki a lot because it allows you to look up various information at a faster speed than searching in a book encyclopedia. Most students our age use this for projects and research. While doing research, we can relate more to this modern encyclopedia, than a more elaborate type of encyclopedia written in the past. If you want to look up a specific person, period, book, etc. you would use the site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page. If you have a specific question that you need to be answered you will go to Wiki Answers.
If the teacher wants you to look up a certain answer than you can go to Wikipedia to get the answer. This is always helpful for homework. Teachers can use this to get information on something that they might want to do with their students. If they are not absolutely positive on a subject they are teaching, they can aquire information to use. Wikispace allows you to post things on a class website that students and teachers can look at.