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TiddlyWiki

Posted by Patrick on April 6, 2010

“TiddlyWiki is a single html file which has all the characteristics of a wiki – including all of the content, the functionality (including editing, saving, tagging and searching) and the style sheet. Because it’s a single file, it’s very portable – you can email it, put it on a web server or share it via a USB stick.” [1]

That’s the technical intro to TiddlyWiki.  On the educational side, TiddlyWiki allows us to take notes in a non-linear way.  Although I’m still on the look out for potential uses of this tool in my (math) classes, I can definitely see how this could be useful in Humanities and Language Arts classes.
I’m running a little experiment to see how it could be used to take reading notes.  As I’m reading Alan Story’s book [2], I’ll be taking notes on this TiddlyWiki [3] trying to figure out how best to organize those notes as I go along.  I’ll report back later…  In the mean time, feel free to give me suggestions.

Links

  1. TiddlyWiki, <http://www.tiddlywiki.com>
  2. Alan Story, An Alternative Primer on National and International Copyright Law in the global South: Eighteen Questions and Answers, http://bit.ly/9PdExb
  3. TiddlyWikiCitizenShipReadingNotes, <http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3896319/WebFolder/TiddlyWiki/DigitalCitizenshipReadingNotes.html>
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