Join PBwiki summer camp and earn a free classroom wiki

14 Jul

Want to build the ultimate classroom wiki and have it ready for the start of the fall semester?

Join us for PBwiki Summer Camp!

We know that a lot of educators have heard about wikis but just aren’t sure how to use them in the classroom. In PBwiki Summer Camp you will learn the best way to structure your classroom site, engage your students with audio and video and connect with experienced wiki mentors.

At the end of the summer, Campers who have followed the program receive a free platinum wiki for the school year, as well as some fun swag along the way.

PBwiki Summer Camp is full – we are no longer accepting applications for new campers! If you would like to sign up for the next PBwiki Camp,

69 Responses to “Join PBwiki summer camp and earn a free classroom wiki”

  1. Gwen Thomas July 16, 2008 at 4:55 am #

    Where and when do I begin the PBwiki Summer Camp? I hope that I am not too late….
    Thank you.

  2. Nelson Bonner July 16, 2008 at 5:01 am #

    Hi PBW team —

    Could I get a little info about the summer camp, please? Cost? Schedule? Location (online? physical?). Total amount of time? (Six-weeks, but how much time per day/week?)

    I’m assuming it is free and virtual with an asynch schedule, but I don’t think I should have to sign up for it to find that out one way or the other.


    — Nelson Bonner

  3. Jo Schiffbauer July 16, 2008 at 5:50 am #

    What happens to the “free platinum wiki” after the end of the school year? Are we required to pay for it then? Or may we continue using it for free?

  4. Margaret July 16, 2008 at 6:19 am #

    How long does the summer camp last? Are there assignments, etc.? I can’t find any information other than the sign up location.

  5. Matt Henchen July 16, 2008 at 6:22 am #

    I’d like to sign up for this class.



  6. Becca July 16, 2008 at 6:39 am #

    Hi! Can you tell me if the summer camp will be relevant to my context please? I’m a EFL teacher of adults in Spain, mostly in a buisness context. Will you be focussing just on primary/secondary education or does the course cater for other kinds of teachers too?

  7. Steve Cooperman July 16, 2008 at 7:22 am #


    I’d love to do this because my whole school (Campbell Hall) has been exploring Wikis since last September, and certainly in earnest since the end of January.

    I started a Wiki to try to join the Southern California Physics Teachers together.

    I can see how it would have some applicability to classes, but I’m not sure if my school would want me under their “umbrella” Wiki to be able to chart my progress or not.

    And I’m not sure how long your on-line course would take each day, especially when I have to start gearing up for the Fall.

    OTOH, I know that a well-run Wiki more or less runs itself, so it could be a time-saver for me and better for class discussion, orientation and learning in the long run.

    Can you help me decide?

    — Steve >>>>

  8. Jackie July 16, 2008 at 7:44 am #

    How do I begin the summer camp??? I signed up, but nothing happened!

  9. Anita Peters July 16, 2008 at 8:24 am #

    I have created wiki before and used them in my classroom. Will this course help me? I would like to know how I can structure and design more interesting wikis.

  10. Brad Kamradt July 16, 2008 at 9:16 am #

    Just tried to sign up for the summer camp and was taken to a “Thank you for subscribing” page. What next? Thanks.

  11. Richard Detwiler July 16, 2008 at 10:03 am #

    I filled in the form and clicked the Begin PBwiki Summer Camp, but remain unclear about what happens next. I’m ready to start…

    Dick Detwiler

  12. jo July 16, 2008 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve been using pbwiki a lot this year, in higher education and educational development at University of Surrey. Not so keen on the idea of ‘classroom’ learning, as you’ll see if you check out the wiki above … the most public manifestation of our work with wikis. (I prefer using closed wikis for developing community ideas.) Will this summer camp be of any use to me or my colleagues thinking of using wiki at university – maybe for students on placement rather than for ‘classroom’ or lecture theatre learning?
    Jo Tait
    (assistant director, surrey centre for excellence in professional training and education)

  13. Elena Fernández July 16, 2008 at 10:49 am #

    I don’t know how to use Wiki in my lessons. I want to leaarn it but is it for free?

  14. Nina Liakos July 16, 2008 at 1:56 pm #

    What are the dates?

  15. Milan Milosevic July 16, 2008 at 2:18 pm #

    I’m teacher from Serbia and I’m teaching students from 5th to 8th grade in Primary School “Heroj Radmila Siskovic”. My plan is to use muc more wikis, blogs and social networks (see,, etc). Can I participate in PBwiki summer camp.
    Thank you.

  16. S. Aiken July 16, 2008 at 2:53 pm #

    Like Ms. Liakos, I need to know dates, times, etc. You have given us enough information to entice us; we see the value, but can you provide more practical information? Teachers based their year on planning. The more help you can give us in knowing when to learn, the more time we can have to prepare to use it in class.

    I would also like to pass this information along to other teachers but they will want the same information.


  17. Karena Munreo July 16, 2008 at 3:09 pm #

    How long would it take?

  18. jjvon July 16, 2008 at 4:20 pm #

    I created a wiki name now what?

  19. Karen Grindall July 16, 2008 at 4:55 pm #

    Where do I get started once I have signed in?

  20. Tom Kinsey July 17, 2008 at 7:37 am #

    I registered for the summer camp yesterday. At the end of the registration process I received a “Thank you” but nothing else. I was expecting directions to begin the workshop.

    Am I registered? Should I have received some additional Materials?

    thank you


  21. Genny Kahlweiss July 17, 2008 at 8:05 am #

    This is great. I want to learn how to do this with my different classes. I want to implement wikis into the classroom. How do we start and when?

  22. Tammy July 17, 2008 at 9:21 am #

    Yes, I am anxious to get started. When does Summer Camp kick off?

  23. Anne Sage July 17, 2008 at 12:13 pm #

    Can I start Summer Camp now?

  24. Lauren Newton July 17, 2008 at 9:04 pm #

    I am wondering what the dates are too!

  25. scabadri July 18, 2008 at 9:06 am #

    It’ s possible that the enrollments for the summer camp will be reopened?

  26. Deb July 18, 2008 at 1:14 pm #

    Wow–this must have been a huge success to already be closed for applications. I just opened my email from two days ago with the invitation.

  27. Barbara Gardner July 19, 2008 at 2:53 am #

    Yes, I would like this very much. How do we participate? Synchronously or asynchronously?

  28. Kathy July 19, 2008 at 9:16 am #

    Will you be having any fall classes or additional summer classes?

  29. Dr. Mary Al-Saleh July 19, 2008 at 9:45 am #

    I want my students to create a wiki, in which small groups of students collaborate to solve real world problems that nurses face, and back up their findings from the literature.

  30. katie mills July 19, 2008 at 11:48 am #

    if you open up another camp, please let me know! it seems there is enough demand.

  31. Rich July 19, 2008 at 2:43 pm #

    I guess I don’t need to worry about deciding whether to do it or not now. Oh well.

  32. Lori July 19, 2008 at 6:29 pm #

    When will you offer another training for using pbwiki in the classroom? I’m a computer teacher and would love to learn more.


  33. April Gamel July 20, 2008 at 8:04 am #

    I already have a wiki that I started last year, but I need a lot more help to get it to be a necessity to others.

  34. Kay Stanton July 20, 2008 at 6:49 pm #

    I have been out of town. Sorry I missed this. If there is an opening later let me know.

  35. Andrew Thatcher July 21, 2008 at 5:07 am #

    Will you offer this again?

  36. Jon July 21, 2008 at 5:24 am #

    I’m very interested, please contact me with more info on dates and times.


  37. Jane Besch July 21, 2008 at 8:29 am #

    Why would you send this to me to entice me to commit and then tell me it is full? Shame on you!

  38. karen schnee July 21, 2008 at 10:23 am #

    Sad that your summer camp is full!! I just received notification
    about this from our tech dept Friday.
    Let me know if there are cancellations, okay?

  39. Michael Renehan July 21, 2008 at 11:50 am #

    I signed up July 17 but cannot get access. I use e-mail notifications on the wikis I use with students and I need this feature on. But now I am getting blasted with hundreds of PBWiki e-mail notifications from the summer camp wiki that I cannot get into. How can I turn off only the summer camp notifications?

  40. Stuart Fader July 21, 2008 at 12:08 pm #

    Will additional PBwiki summer camp classes be offered? I would like to sign up.

  41. Kristine July 21, 2008 at 4:32 pm #

    Hey all,

    Thanks for your interest!

    Stay tuned next month to hear more back to school offers and lessons on classroom wikis. They fill up quickly so be the first to sign up!

    To learn to turn off notifications and other wiki specific features, check out our customer manual –


  42. Tracy Ziomek July 21, 2008 at 5:07 pm #

    Please let me know if you add on a second camp, missed the sign up and trying to find a walk through to create the site for fall classes.

  43. Jeanette Burds July 21, 2008 at 5:59 pm #

    Hi there,

    I just opened my email… Help when will there be another camp?
    If anyone drops out or get posion ivy at camp will there room for one more camper?

  44. Sabrina July 21, 2008 at 7:19 pm #

    Please add me if someones decides to drop.

  45. Marcia Philbrick July 22, 2008 at 4:57 am #

    Will you have another session of the summer camp?

  46. Elena July 22, 2008 at 10:20 am #

    I am interested in learning more about pbwiki. If there is another chance please let me know.

  47. tom walpole July 22, 2008 at 3:55 pm #

    I, too have missed the deadline. Can you recommend a
    good book to use to learn what you’re teaching in the

  48. Brenda July 22, 2008 at 5:05 pm #

    I was on vacation, but would like to sign up for the summer camp if any additional spaces become available.

  49. Dana July 22, 2008 at 9:27 pm #

    Hi, be so kind and take me to your course, please! I need the knowledge urgently! Thank you for your answer. Dana

  50. Donna Phillip July 23, 2008 at 7:52 am #

    I didn’t get signed up in time. Will there be any additional opportunities like this one?

  51. Christine July 23, 2008 at 8:59 am #

    I would love to take a course if you offer another camp or online classes. Please send me a notice if you offer anything in the future.

  52. Aileen Sabatini July 23, 2008 at 9:25 am #

    Will there be additional classes offered?

  53. corrie kemp July 23, 2008 at 2:14 pm #

    I would love to get involved with this program. I already have a wiki but things are changing this year and I need to find out how to use my wiki to the best advantage. Are there any more chances to fill a class?

  54. Sharon Drake July 23, 2008 at 7:36 pm #

    Is there a cost to join?

  55. makis Iessaipalidis July 24, 2008 at 2:55 am #

    I am really interested in this camp as all the others. please let me know if there will be another one.

  56. Jean Walsh July 24, 2008 at 3:11 am #

    Seems I’m late for this summer camp. Please let me know if there is another one. I’ve heard from teachers who use wikis and find that student participation is much higher than in the old “write it in your copy” method. I’m really keen to give it a go.
    Jean Walsh

  57. Ray Sarnacki July 24, 2008 at 10:50 am #

    Please advise if additional sessions are scheduled.

  58. Angela Recker July 24, 2008 at 11:01 am #

    Will this class be offered again sometime this fall? I hope so.

  59. Marcia Philbrick July 24, 2008 at 1:53 pm #

    Will you offer this again? I would like to sign up.

  60. Annalie Killian July 25, 2008 at 2:27 am #

    Hi there…if you ae running an e-mail list, could u pls add me for next time around?

  61. Pat July 25, 2008 at 3:53 pm #

    My sentiments exactly. Was on vacation, missed the deadline, please offer this again and sign me up.
    Just love pbwikis — Have created 5 so far…..4 used with my students last year.

  62. Matt Butcher July 28, 2008 at 10:11 am #

    Please do another class and let me know!!

  63. Nelson Bonner July 28, 2008 at 9:04 pm #

    I’m disappointed in the way PBwiki handled this summer camp offering.

    Lot’s of earnest questions, no answers.

    It reflects a rather poor awareness of (or sensitivity to) teachers’ needs in terms of planning for tech methods and content.

  64. Maureen Schomaker July 31, 2008 at 8:46 am #

    Will you open up another section for this camp?

  65. Free sign up bonus December 3, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    PBwiki Summer Camp expired …. damn.


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