Blogs & Websites & Wikis, Oh My!

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Blogs & Websites & Wikis, Oh My!

  1. 1. Blogs & Websites & Wikis, Oh My! Created by Christine Otto
  2. 2. First, a little about Web 2.0 <ul><li>The ability of web tools to allow for collaboration of creative ideas and share information.
  3. 3. Users can interact, and add and change content.
  4. 4. Creativity is encouraged! </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is a, <ul><li>Blog – entries are made similar to a diary, content maintained & updated by user/s. Combination of text, images, and links
  6. 6. Wiki – easy to make websites (collections of webpages, images, videos etc.) that allow the creation and editing of pages collaboratively in the spirit of web2.0.
  7. 7. Website – a collection of webpages, images, videos etc. Created before web2.0 , many website builders now allow for collaboration as well. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Blogs <ul><li>The term ' Blog ' is a combination of ' web ' & ' log '
  9. 9. Entries normally appear in reverse order with the most resent at first and older entries after that.
  10. 10. Often they are commentary on a particular subject.
  11. 11. Readers can leave comments on entries.
  12. 12. Technorati - http://technorati.com/ </li><ul><li>Is a massive search engine for blogs, you can enter your own blog to help ensure it will be found by searchers. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Blog Examples: <ul><li>People Magazine - http://stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com/ </li><ul><li>Is written in the form of a blog. </li></ul><li>Playstation - http://blog.us.playstation.com/ </li><ul><li>Is using a Wordpress blog. </li></ul><li>The Official Google Blog - http://googleblog.blogspot.com/ </li><ul><li>Or any of the numerious google blogs. (p.s. google owns Blogger.) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Websites <ul><li>A document written in HTML </li><ul><li>H yper T ext M arkup L anguage </li></ul><li>Normally managed by one person on a small scale, or by a team of designers, administrators, etc., on a larger scale.
  15. 15. Can be Public or Private
  16. 16. Public web sites are accessed using the URL or U niform R esource L ocator (in other words, their web address.) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Websites <ul><li>Types of Websites: </li><ul><li>Personal </li><ul><li>Stephen King's Web Site : http://www.stephenking.com/index.html </li></ul><li>Commercial </li><ul><li>Google : http://www.google.com/ </li></ul><li>Government </li><ul><li>U.S. Census : http://www.census.gov/ </li></ul><li>Non-Profit </li><ul><li>Change : http://www.change.org/ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Wikis <ul><li>1994 – First Wiki was created by Ward Cunningham called WikiWikiWeb </li><ul><li>derived from Wiki Wiki, Hawaiian for 'fast' and has also come to be known as an acronym for ' W hat I K now I s'. </li></ul><li>1995 – WikiWikiWeb was put on a server.
  19. 19. Today, Wikis invite all users to edit any page or to create new pages within the wiki Web site.
  20. 20. A wiki is constantly changing. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Wiki Examples: <ul><li>Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/ </li><ul><li>The encyclopedia everyone can contribute to. The idea that the masses will 'get it right'. However, there are moderators that fact check information. </li></ul><li>WikiHow - http://www.wikihow.com/ </li><ul><li>The how to manual you can add to and edit. </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Activity Summary <ul><li>Create a Blog, Website, or Wiki. </li><ul><li>Make an account, and choose a reliable e-mail so you can access it later.
  23. 23. Choose your Layout
  24. 24. Create a page or add an entry.
  25. 25. Edit the text
  26. 26. Try Adding/Embedding an Image or Video. </li></ul><li>Remember to Hand In Your Work Sheet! </li></ul>
  27. 27. Links <ul><li>Blogs Makers </li><ul><li>Blogger - http://www.blogger.com/
  28. 28. Wordpress - http://wordpress.com/ </li></ul><li>Wikis Wizards </li><ul><li>PBWorks - http://pbworks.com/
  29. 29. Wikispaces - http://pbworks.com/ </li></ul><li>Website Builders </li><ul><li>Google Sites - http://sites.google.com/
  30. 30. Weebly - http://www.weebly.com/ </li></ul></ul>

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