Blogs & Websites & Wikis, Oh My!
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    • Blogs & Websites & Wikis, Oh My! Created by Christine Otto
    • First, a little about Web 2.0
      • The ability of web tools to allow for collaboration of creative ideas and share information.
      • Users can interact, and add and change content.
      • Creativity is encouraged!
    • What is a,
      • Blog – entries are made similar to a diary, content maintained & updated by user/s. Combination of text, images, and links
      • 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.
      • Website – a collection of webpages, images, videos etc. Created before web2.0 , many website builders now allow for collaboration as well.
    • Blogs
      • The term ' Blog ' is a combination of ' web ' & ' log '
      • Entries normally appear in reverse order with the most resent at first and older entries after that.
      • Often they are commentary on a particular subject.
      • Readers can leave comments on entries.
      • Technorati -
        • Is a massive search engine for blogs, you can enter your own blog to help ensure it will be found by searchers.
    • Blog Examples:
      • People Magazine -
        • Is written in the form of a blog.
      • Playstation -
        • Is using a Wordpress blog.
      • The Official Google Blog -
        • Or any of the numerious google blogs. (p.s. google owns Blogger.)
    • Websites
      • A document written in HTML
        • H yper T ext M arkup L anguage
      • Normally managed by one person on a small scale, or by a team of designers, administrators, etc., on a larger scale.
      • Can be Public or Private
      • Public web sites are accessed using the URL or U niform R esource L ocator (in other words, their web address.)
    • Websites
      • Types of Websites:
        • Personal
          • Stephen King's Web Site :
        • Commercial
          • Google :
        • Government
          • U.S. Census :
        • Non-Profit
          • Change :
    • Wikis
      • 1994 – First Wiki was created by Ward Cunningham called WikiWikiWeb
        • 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'.
      • 1995 – WikiWikiWeb was put on a server.
      • Today, Wikis invite all users to edit any page or to create new pages within the wiki Web site.
      • A wiki is constantly changing.
    • Wiki Examples:
      • Wikipedia -
        • The encyclopedia everyone can contribute to. The idea that the masses will 'get it right'. However, there are moderators that fact check information.
      • WikiHow -
        • The how to manual you can add to and edit.
    • Activity Summary
      • Create a Blog, Website, or Wiki.
        • Make an account, and choose a reliable e-mail so you can access it later.
        • Choose your Layout
        • Create a page or add an entry.
        • Edit the text
        • Try Adding/Embedding an Image or Video.
      • Remember to Hand In Your Work Sheet!
    • Links
      • Blogs Makers
        • Blogger -
        • Wordpress -
      • Wikis Wizards
        • PBWorks -
        • Wikispaces -
      • Website Builders
        • Google Sites -
        • Weebly -