Blogs and Wikis Resources:

Create your own classroom blog.
https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount?service=blogger&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com%2Floginz%3Fd%3D%252Fcreate-blog.g%26a%3DADD_SERVICE_FLAG&hl=en&sendvemail=true&followup=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com%2Floginz%3Fd%3D%252Fhome%26a%3DSERVICE_ONLY&naui=8

Blogs and Wikis Introduction Videos:
Blogs and Wikis OH MY!
Wikis in Plain English
Blogs in Plain English
Blogging as Writing Instruction

Resource:
Edublogger
http://theedublogger.edublogs.org/2008/01/14/edublogger/

Creating Wikis for your Students:

Is there an easy way to create accounts for all of my students?


Sure - if you don't want your students to have to create accounts themselves, just email help@wikispaces.com with a list of usernames, email addresses (if you have them - if you don't just leave them out), and passwords in the following format and we'll create the accounts for you.

 user1,email1@address.com,password1
 user2,email2@address.com,password2
 user3,email3@address.com,password3

A few important notes that will help us create these accounts for you quickly:

Usernames
We have a large number of accounts on Wikispaces, so many combinations of first names, last names, and initials are already taken. It's much more likely we can make all the accounts you ask if you add a school identifier to your students' usernames. For example, if your school is called John Smith High, instead of asking us for the usernames, adam, james, and dom, we recommend jsh-adam, jsh-james, and jsh-dom.

Length of Usernames and Passwords
Please make sure that usernames are at least 3 characters long (we allow letters, numbers, underscores _, or dashes -) and that passwords are at least 6 characters long.

Which Space?
Finally, make sure to let us know which spaces we should add them to as members.