Wikis vs. Blogs and Discussion Boards Source: Ferran, B. Retrieved on January 16, 2007 from www.wikis.cybernetic-meadows.net Difficult to follow Single author lead Many authors Debate in difficult to follow format. Debate over topics Working together Sometimes can’t be edited. Editing- constant False statements stay Correct inaccuracies Users can’t change content Can’t alter some content- link to past Content change- link to future More structured More flexible—can structure it also Disc. Boards Blogs- private or public Wikis- private or public
Multimedia- videos, Podcasts, live chat, Blogs, RSS feeds, PowerPoint, slideshows, etc.
No room for fancy fonts, highlights, etc.
Fancy colors are cool .
Wikispaces-Make a Wiki Educator Sign Up—A $50 value free for all K-12 educators http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers100k -Click on the image below. As of January 13, 2007 As of October 20, 2007
Wikispaces- Inviting others Go to manage space and click invite people. Alternatively, you can email the names and passwords to [email_address] and they will sign up your students. No emails are needed. Invite
Wikispaces Tutorials – Slides 22-32 Find Edit This Page. This is the button you will use the most. You do not need to use the other tabs, such as discussion, etc. Here, the Edit This Page section is depressed.
Wikispaces- Embed an Audio file You can embed different file types, including audio, video, presentations, etc. Add a link to a new page or website. Embed media Upload a file- written, audio, video, etc.
Wikispaces- Embed a file Audio file embedded through Odeo wikispaces link