147 – PBWorks

Back on the list this year

PBWorks is a team collaboration platform suitable for businesses and education. It lets the team members capture knowledge, share files, and manage projects. Previously: PBWiki

Website: pbworks.com
Cost: Free and premium versions
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 61

Past Overall Rankings
2018: –         2017: –         2016: –        2015: –        2014: –       2013: 74
2012: 88      2011: 34       2010: 33     2009: 34      2008: 35    2007: 43

Comments from some of those who selected PBWorks as one of their Top Tools 

“I don’t think a week goes by without adding to or commenting on text which has been uploaded to one of the wikis that I collaborate in. This is where I experience the most in depth discussions in my working life” Jenny Mackness, 2014

“wikis for digital classrooms” 2013

Pre-2013 comments

“great way for prospective teachers to create and share safely their teaching portfolio; I am able to provide them feedback here, as well; unlike other online portfolios, such as LiveText, pbworks is free and can go with them after graduation and into their own classroom” Sarah Davis

“mainly for archiving goodies, somewhat for collaboration” Jay Cross

“I almost stopped using wikis about a year ago, but PBwiki brought me back with all kinds of new plug-ins and added functionality, plus it is ad-free for educators” Barry Dahl

“Lovely easy wiki software that anyone can pick up and use.” Phil Bradley

“We use PB wiki to create wikis for class projects. They are replacing pathfinders that were static pages – the fact that users can edit pages has created another level of interaction in the development of resources for learning.” Jenny Luca