Web 2.0: WIKIs and BLOGS

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Web 2.0: WIKIs and BLOGS

  1. 1. Web 2.0: Wiki’s and BLOGS Faculty Development Day Friday, January 15, 2010 Christina Cavage
  2. 2. Agenda • WIKI’s: • BLOG’s: • What is a WIKI? • What is a BLOG? • What are the uses in • What are the uses of education? a blog in education? • WIKI Hosts • BLOG Hosts • Sample WIKI • Sample BLOG • Create a WIKI • Create a BLOG
  3. 3. WIKIs • WIKI: What I Know Is ... the largest WIKI-- Wikipedia • Collaborative knowledge bank . . everyone can make deposits • users of the WIKI can create, edit and contribute • these contributions can be texts, photos, videos and more
  4. 4. Uses of WIKIs • A WIKI can be used for: • Course syllabus/Course outline/Course resource center • A place to define terminology • A place to complete collaborative projects • Followup to an in class discussion
  5. 5. WIKI Sites • WIKI Sites: • http://pbwiki.com • http://wikispaces.com • http//www.mediawiki.org (the same format as Wikipedia) • www.wikidot.com
  6. 6. Sample WIKI ACCCESLWiki Rich’s Page acccwiki
  7. 7. Create a WIKI • Go to pbworks.com • Click for EDUCATION and SIGN UP NOW •
  8. 8. Creating a WIKI • Choose BASIC plan (it’s free!) • Choose your address • use class name and section#
  9. 9. Creating a WIKI • Input account information • Set Securities
  10. 10. Creating a WIKI • After your WIKI is set up, you can get started. • Choose EDIT from your WIKI page to add content to your main page. • Be sure to click SAVE
  11. 11. Creating a WIKI • Adding pages . . . • It is best to add new pages for new content . . the page heading will appear on your main page
  12. 12. Creating a WIKI • You can also add media . . . a youtube video, a teachertube video or a powerpoint. • You need to copy the embedded and paste it in the INSERT PLUG IN.
  13. 13. Creating a WIKI • When you are ready, SHARE THE WORKSPACE
  14. 14. BLOGs • A BLOG is a weblog A place for students to respond to a prompt Prompts can be reflective, comprehensive Students can respond to one another, the teacher
  15. 15. Uses of BLOGS • Reading journal • followup of a class discussion
  16. 16. Free BLOG Sites Free Sites www.blogger.com www.blogspot.com www.wordpress.com
  17. 17. Sample BLOGs • Judith’s Blog • faculty development day blog
  18. 18. Creating a BLOG • go to wordpress.com • input your information; give your site a URL name
  19. 19. Creating a BLOG • Use the drop down menu on the upper left hand corner to begin creating and customizing your blog.
  20. 20. Creating a BLOG • When you are ready, invite your students!

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