Wikis, Blogs, and Podcasts,  oh my!
<ul><li>What are they?  </li></ul><ul><li>New ways to drive teachers crazy </li></ul><ul><li>A new method of sharing infor...
Seriously though… Wiki – interactive website that allows contributors to quickly and easily add and change information and...
Examples:  7th Grade Social Studies ESU Portfolio Practice Wiki
Your Turn! <ul><li>Have you decided on your wiki name?  </li></ul><ul><li>If yes, go to  www.pbwiki.com  and follow the st...
Adding pages to your wiki <ul><li>There are two basic methods to add a page to your wiki: </li></ul><ul><li>Use CamelCase....
Page edits and additions: <ul><li>There are two primary methods to add information to your wiki. You can do this at our pr...
First method: “edit page” <ul><li>At  www.mapractice.pbwiki.com   (or in your wiki) add a new link to a page you can work ...
Second method: “copy/paste” <ul><li>If you already have a document that you have used in the past, you can just copy/paste...
Upload files… <ul><li>You can add any pictures or files that you have created  in the past to your wiki as links.  </li></...
Add the uploaded file to the page  <ul><li>From the home page, select the page you want to use </li></ul><ul><li>Click “ed...
Then what?? <ul><li>After you save the page, click the link you added </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the cues to open your docum...
What else? <ul><li>You can add several links on any page. For example, at  www.rockinrevolution.pbwiki.com  go to the “Ind...
And blogging??? <ul><li>I allowed the students to blog using a sidebar. Go to  www.rockinrevolution.pbwiki.com </li></ul><...
Podcasting is easy… <ul><li>PC users: Using free shareware, audacity, anyone can create and upload a podcast to your wiki ...
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  1. 1. Wikis, Blogs, and Podcasts, oh my!
  2. 2. <ul><li>What are they? </li></ul><ul><li>New ways to drive teachers crazy </li></ul><ul><li>A new method of sharing information </li></ul><ul><li>Computer generated files that help teachers present information and provide technology opportunities to students </li></ul><ul><li>Both b & c </li></ul>Answer: D
  3. 3. Seriously though… Wiki – interactive website that allows contributors to quickly and easily add and change information and upload files Blogs (abbreviated from weblog) – online journal that can also be a group discussion forum Podcast – audio file that is accessible via a computer or MP3 player
  4. 4. Examples: 7th Grade Social Studies ESU Portfolio Practice Wiki
  5. 5. Your Turn! <ul><li>Have you decided on your wiki name? </li></ul><ul><li>If yes, go to www.pbwiki.com and follow the steps to create your wiki. Use your school email address so you can retrieve your site verification and continue with your wiki creation. </li></ul><ul><li>If no, go to our practice wiki at www.mapractice.pbwiki.com The password to this wiki is: library </li></ul>
  6. 6. Adding pages to your wiki <ul><li>There are two basic methods to add a page to your wiki: </li></ul><ul><li>Use CamelCase. Type a word with SeveralCapitalLetters, which will automatically create a link to a page (NO SPACES BETWEEN WORDS) </li></ul><ul><li>I prefer brackets. Type the title to your new page inside brackets [Carol’s page] this also provides a link to a new page </li></ul>
  7. 7. Page edits and additions: <ul><li>There are two primary methods to add information to your wiki. You can do this at our practice wiki or in your new wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Click “edit page” and just type information on the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Or type information in a word document and copy paste the document into your wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s practice both </li></ul>
  8. 8. First method: “edit page” <ul><li>At www.mapractice.pbwiki.com (or in your wiki) add a new link to a page you can work with. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you haven’t logged in yet, do so with PW: library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “edit page” at top of the home page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Then type the name of your new page using either CamelCase or [brackets] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click “preview” to make sure the change is the way you want. Then click “save” (for some reason, the preview option doesn’t always work….just save!) </li></ul><ul><li>Click the link to your new page. You will be automatically linked to the editing feature the first time you enter the page (after the first time, you will click edit page to make changes) </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Style Help handout or click the “style help” link in the page editing sidebar to add bold case, underlining, etc. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Second method: “copy/paste” <ul><li>If you already have a document that you have used in the past, you can just copy/paste it into your wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Link to the page you want to use (or add a new one to the home page) </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize the wiki screen </li></ul><ul><li>Open your word document (use the practice document on the desktop today), highlight the text you want copied and apple c (on mac) to copy (ctrl c or left click and choose copy on PC) </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize your wiki screen, put cursor where you want to paste text and apple v to paste (ctrl v or left click and choose paste on PC) </li></ul><ul><li>Preview, then save </li></ul>
  10. 10. Upload files… <ul><li>You can add any pictures or files that you have created in the past to your wiki as links. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the “files” tab, then click “browse” </li></ul><ul><li>Select the file you want (use the word file saved on the desktop today) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Look in”: desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “wiki practice document” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click open </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Then click “upload” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Add the uploaded file to the page <ul><li>From the home page, select the page you want to use </li></ul><ul><li>Click “edit page” </li></ul><ul><li>Your uploaded files or images are listed in the sidebar. If the one you want isn’t there, click “show all” </li></ul><ul><li>Put your cursor on your page where you want the file link and then click the file. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From the “show all” page, left click the file you want “copy shortcut,” go back to the wiki page, left click and “paste” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click “save” (preview doesn’t always work for some reason) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Then what?? <ul><li>After you save the page, click the link you added </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the cues to open your document </li></ul><ul><li>You can upload power points for students to view at home, pod casts, pictures, anything you can create on your computer, you can upload to your wiki </li></ul><ul><li>But….your student has to have the program on their computer at home to open your document (example: ppt or word) </li></ul>
  13. 13. What else? <ul><li>You can add several links on any page. For example, at www.rockinrevolution.pbwiki.com go to the “Industrial Society in America” link. </li></ul><ul><li>All of these were added by students. Click one to see the information and additional page links they added </li></ul><ul><li>Navigate with the back arrow to return to the list </li></ul><ul><li>Always remember to log out of your wiki </li></ul>
  14. 14. And blogging??? <ul><li>I allowed the students to blog using a sidebar. Go to www.rockinrevolution.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>Click a link to question 1, 2, or 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Here the students had to log in to comment (or blog!) PW: moravian </li></ul><ul><li>Then click “comments” </li></ul><ul><li>Students blogged their response after reading the other entries </li></ul>
  15. 15. Podcasting is easy… <ul><li>PC users: Using free shareware, audacity, anyone can create and upload a podcast to your wiki </li></ul><ul><li>MAC users: Use iLife ’06, LS – see Sara  </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s do it!! </li></ul>

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