Revistedblogswikis2009 090701082505 Phpapp02

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Revistedblogswikis2009 090701082505 Phpapp02

  1. 1. Getting Started with Blogs and Wikis Library Lunchables July 2009
  2. 2. Blogs • Online, chronological collection of personal commentary and links – allows users to post their thoughts and comments to a web site for others to read and respond too – frequently updated – usually intended for general public consumption • Personal diaries to editorials on specific topics
  3. 3. Blogs • Use for: – connect course materials to current events – evaluate different perspectives – reflective writing/journaling • record and share experiences • personal reflection about classes, careers or current events – citizen journalism
  4. 4. Blogs • Use for: – project blog to keep track of project/dialogue for group work – assignment submission and peer review – capture and disseminate student- or faculty-generated content – post instructional tips for students
  5. 5. Blogs • Blogs in Plain English (video) http://www.commoncraft.com/blogs • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnploFsS_tY (How to Create a Blog w/ Blogger.com) • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnzlOYaeOwU (How to Post a Video to your Blog w/ Blogger.com)
  6. 6. Blogs • Tools: – Journal LX (in Blackboard) – Edublogs http://www.edublogs.org/ – Blogger http://www.blogger.com/ – WordPress http://wordpress.com/
  7. 7. Blogs • Selecting the Right Tool – What experience do you want your students to have? – Who should see the blogs? – How long will the blogs continue?
  8. 8. • You need to create a Google https://www.blogger.com/start account. • You can use any email address to create a Google account. • You can create multiple blogs under one account.
  9. 9. Once you create a Google account, you can link to other Google services.
  10. 10. Take your time naming the blog and its url.
  11. 11. • Tabs lead to areas where you customize your blog. • Go through all of the settings for each tab. • Under the settings tab, you can delete your blog.
  12. 12. •The theme provides distinct page elements. • Under the layout tab, you can choose new template. • You can delete or add sections easily.
  13. 13. Content on posts could be text, pictures, and/or videos.
  14. 14. You can always edit published posts.
  15. 15. • http://fscblogworkshop.blogspot.com/ • Check your posts before you log out.
  16. 16. Wikis • Web page that can be viewed and modified by anybody • Collaborative space to create and disseminate original knowledge – Versioning can show thought process • Provide practical experience for students in collaborating in a networked environment
  17. 17. Wikis • Use for: – Collaborative learning – Knowledge construction • FAQs, Annotated Bibliography, Group Summary – Critical thinking • What If Scenarios, Case Studies, Debates, Evaluations – Contextual application • Process Map, Field Research Project Source: Using Wikis for Online Collaboration
  18. 18. Wikis • Use for: – data collection – collaboration on group projects – group research projects – brainstorming concept maps/research topics – create shared, online resources – peer review/editing tool
  19. 19. Wikis • Use for: – project planning – test review/study guides – build annotated bibliography – create a glossary of common terms – summarize thoughts on a reading – build a questionnaire
  20. 20. Wikis • Wikis in Plain English (video) http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-englis • PB Works Educator Forum http://educatorforum.pbworks.com/headlines/
  21. 21. Wikis • Tools: – Teams LX (in Blackboard) – Wikispaces http://www.wikispaces.com/ – PB Works http://pdworks.com – Zoho Wiki http://wiki.zoho.com/
  22. 22. Wikis • Selecting the Right Tool – What experience do you want your students to have? – Who should see the wikis? – How long will the wikis continue?
  23. 23. Consider how you name your wiki.
  24. 24. http://usermanual.pbworks.com/ and http://pbworks.com/content/supportcenter

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