Blogs, Wikis & other four letter words A workshop for the OK ICT Cluster
For the experienced users <ul><li>You can go straight to my wikispace and follow the notes there - or jump to the point yo...
BLOGS
Past …  <ul><li>In the past - html code </li></ul><ul><li>Websites still often have html as part of their address </li></u...
Visual Editors <ul><li>WYSIWYG </li></ul><ul><li>wizzywig </li></ul><ul><li>What You See Is What You Get </li></ul><ul><li...
Today … <ul><li>Blogs - Online Journal/Diary </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis - Online Collaborative document </li></ul><ul><li>Bot...
Blogs <ul><li>The term  blog  is a shortened version of  weblog  or  web log </li></ul><ul><li>The most basic are simply j...
Why? <ul><li>Why blog? </li></ul><ul><li>Why read blogs? </li></ul><ul><li>Click the links …  </li></ul><ul><li>Share your...
Which blog to use? <ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Live Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogs (professional) </li></ul><ul>...
Blogger <ul><li>First blogging tool I used </li></ul><ul><li>Started out as independent website </li></ul><ul><li>Now owne...
Live Journal <ul><li>Currently using this on a regular basis </li></ul><ul><li>Voice posts </li></ul><ul><li>Paid account ...
 
 
Edublogs <ul><li>For educators </li></ul><ul><li>For professional discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing the knowledge and ...
 
 
General comments <ul><li>It's permanent, so think about it before clicking &quot;submit.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>If you ca...
Wikis
<ul><li>Most often used for collaborative purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Web application - no real hardware limitations - Win9...
More recent innovations <ul><li>Wikibooks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page </li></ul></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>CLICK THE LINKS! </li></ul><ul><li>EXPAND YOUR WORLD </li></ul><ul><li>BE PROACTIVE NOT REACTIVE </li></ul><ul><li...
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  1. 1. Blogs, Wikis & other four letter words A workshop for the OK ICT Cluster
  2. 2. For the experienced users <ul><li>You can go straight to my wikispace and follow the notes there - or jump to the point you want to start from </li></ul><ul><li>http://dragonsinger.wikispaces.com/ and click on workshops </li></ul>
  3. 3. BLOGS
  4. 4. Past … <ul><li>In the past - html code </li></ul><ul><li>Websites still often have html as part of their address </li></ul><ul><li>Code was hand written using a text editor </li></ul>
  5. 5. Visual Editors <ul><li>WYSIWYG </li></ul><ul><li>wizzywig </li></ul><ul><li>What You See Is What You Get </li></ul><ul><li>Frontpage - Microsoft - free - now discontinued </li></ul><ul><li>Dreamweaver - still marketed - expensive </li></ul><ul><li>N|vu - mac osx free editor </li></ul><ul><li>And many others including sophisticated text editors </li></ul><ul><li>These are all programs that have to be downloaded and installed on your own computer (or multiple computers if you work in different places - home/work) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Today … <ul><li>Blogs - Online Journal/Diary </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis - Online Collaborative document </li></ul><ul><li>Both are browser based tools </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate from all over the world </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t need most up-to-date computers </li></ul><ul><li>http://dragonsinger.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Blogs <ul><li>The term blog is a shortened version of weblog or web log </li></ul><ul><li>The most basic are simply journals that people write it - sometimes for public consumption, sometimes for a small group of friends, and sometimes just for themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>People journal all sorts of things - daily lives, things happening in their communities or in their country, political commentaries, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking … </li></ul><ul><li>Most blogs are a combination of text, pictures and links to other places </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why? <ul><li>Why blog? </li></ul><ul><li>Why read blogs? </li></ul><ul><li>Click the links … </li></ul><ul><li>Share your knowledge … </li></ul><ul><li>Global community … </li></ul>
  9. 9. Which blog to use? <ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Live Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogs (professional) </li></ul><ul><li>Learnerblogs </li></ul><ul><li>My Space </li></ul><ul><li>Bebo </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  10. 10. Blogger <ul><li>First blogging tool I used </li></ul><ul><li>Started out as independent website </li></ul><ul><li>Now owned by Google </li></ul><ul><li>Need a google account to operate (Free) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.blogger.com </li></ul>
  11. 11. Live Journal <ul><li>Currently using this on a regular basis </li></ul><ul><li>Voice posts </li></ul><ul><li>Paid account US$40 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.livejournal.com </li></ul>
  12. 14. Edublogs <ul><li>For educators </li></ul><ul><li>For professional discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing the knowledge and experience </li></ul><ul><li>Global community </li></ul><ul><li>Powered by wordpress for educators </li></ul><ul><li>www.edublogs.org </li></ul>
  13. 17. General comments <ul><li>It's permanent, so think about it before clicking &quot;submit.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>If you can't say something nice...say something funny instead. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't reveal too much about yourself--important if all you're doing is journaling. </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to discern what a legitimate source of information is and what isn't. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your homework--research your topics (COVER YER BUTT!) </li></ul>
  14. 18. Wikis
  15. 19. <ul><li>Most often used for collaborative purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Web application - no real hardware limitations - Win98 + </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, is one of the best-known wikis. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to edit </li></ul><ul><li>Great place to put online notes </li></ul><ul><li>Most use rich-text editing (like MSWord) </li></ul>
  16. 20. More recent innovations <ul><li>Wikibooks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection of open-content textbooks that anyone can edit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has a whole section called wikijunior </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikiversity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation and use of free learning materials and activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Technology_in_the_classroom </li></ul></ul>
  17. 21. <ul><li>CLICK THE LINKS! </li></ul><ul><li>EXPAND YOUR WORLD </li></ul><ul><li>BE PROACTIVE NOT REACTIVE </li></ul><ul><li>BE PART OF THE INNOVATION NOT PART OF THE RENOVATION! </li></ul>
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