I think that wikis are a fantastic tool to use in the classroom. I have taken classes that used them as a tool for note taking(each person was assigned the role for a class and posted notes for others to review), and actually use one now with a book club that posts responses in a local magazine. They are easy to edit and offer a collaborative environment that is easy to access. I especially like the idea of using them as a book review tool in libraries and I also like the idea of using them with literature circles. Classrooms could use these to create group projects and offer students an easier way to collaborate together on projects and learning in general. In "Integrating Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom," Shelley notes that technology is an extremely powerful tool that can help keep students engaged in the learning process and increase motivation (330). Wikis are one way to do that.
Shelly, G., et al. (2009). Integrating technology and digital media in the classroom (5th ed). Boston: Thomson Course Technology, 2008.