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Web 2.0 Chillicothe High School
Web 2.0 Chillicothe High School
Web 2.0 Chillicothe High School
Web 2.0 Chillicothe High School
Web 2.0 Chillicothe High School
Web 2.0 Chillicothe High School
Web 2.0 Chillicothe High School
Web 2.0 Chillicothe High School
Web 2.0 Chillicothe High School
Web 2.0 Chillicothe High School
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Web 2.0 Chillicothe High School

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    • 1. Differentiating Instruction using Blogs & Wikis Lauren Fee & Peggy Whyte Instructional Technology Services of Central Ohio
    • 2. <ul><li>“ [E]very educator needs to understand the potential impact of these tools…because our students will be using them (or newer iterations) more and more, and because the underlying concepts they are built on are tremendously important. The social connections that students are now making on the Web, the ability to share and contribute ideas and work, the new expectation of collaboration, the ability to truly extend the walls of our classroom…these ideas are at the core of this new Web. As educators, it’s imperative we understand the implications of these capabilities for our classrooms.” (p. viii) </li></ul><ul><li>- Will Richardson </li></ul>
    • 3. What is a Blog? <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Short for ‘weblog’ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Empty book” </li></ul><ul><li>Commenting feature </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus Academy PD blog </li></ul><ul><li>AP Calculus </li></ul><ul><li>6th Grade Homework blog </li></ul>
    • 4. Blogs in the Classroom <ul><li>Access to relevant materials </li></ul><ul><li>Communication with absent students </li></ul><ul><li>Increased parent involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Continue discussions outside classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A with guest speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Post prompts for writing </li></ul><ul><li>Publish examples of good student writing </li></ul>
    • 5. Wikis <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Free online writing space </li></ul><ul><li>Allows multiple authors to add, update, edit </li></ul><ul><li>The process is the product </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas? </li></ul><ul><li>Group projects </li></ul><ul><li>Manage school and class documents </li></ul><ul><li>Use as a presentation tool </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Holocaust Page </li></ul><ul><li>5th Grade Book Study Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Novel AvonMagnolia Wiki </li></ul>
    • 6. Similarities <ul><li>Instant publishing (Mediated or Not) </li></ul><ul><li>Free or little cost </li></ul><ul><li>Comment features </li></ul><ul><li>Work for any subject </li></ul><ul><li>Give everyone a voice </li></ul><ul><li>Promote ownership of work </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection on process </li></ul><ul><li>Comments incite excitement </li></ul>
    • 7. Differences <ul><li>Blogs Tend To Be: </li></ul><ul><li>More Directed </li></ul><ul><li>More Linear </li></ul><ul><li>Sequential </li></ul><ul><li>Static </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis Tend To Be: </li></ul><ul><li>More Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Less Linear </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesizing </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic </li></ul>
    • 8. Popular Wikis <ul><li>Wikipedia - Free encyclopedia ( Citizendium ) </li></ul><ul><li> Wikisource - Free source documents </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispecies - Directory of Species </li></ul><ul><li>Wikiquote - Collection of quotes </li></ul><ul><li> Wikicommons - Shared Media Repository </li></ul><ul><li>Wikinews - Free content news source </li></ul><ul><li>Wiktionary - Free Dictionary and thesaurus </li></ul><ul><li>Wikibooks - Free textbooks and manuals </li></ul><ul><li>Curriki - Free distribution of educational materials </li></ul>
    • 9. Blog & Wiki Software <ul><li>Edublogs - edublogs.org </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger - www.blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress - wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Pbwiki - pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces - www.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>WetPaint - www.wetpaint.com </li></ul>
    • 10. RSS <ul><li>Syndicated Content (e.g., blogs, anything with RSS Feed) </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>News Aggregator (e.g., Bloglines, Google Reader) </li></ul><ul><li>= </li></ul><ul><li>The World in the Palm of Your Hands (RSS) </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Aggregators: </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines , Google Reader, Newsgator </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Blogs: </li></ul><ul><li>Google Blog Search </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati </li></ul>
    • 11. Thank you! ITSCO 1-800-398-7675 Lauren Fee [email_address] Peggy Whyte [email_address]

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