Wonderful World of Web 2.0 Part 2 Lisa Garofalo October 12, 2010 Ellington Public Schools
first session follow up Web 2.0 Apps Favorite web 2.0 links to share? Anyone find anything new and great since August? Try out a web 2.0 app with students? Personal home page Useful? Widgets? Blogs Favorites to read? Helpful?
What is a blog? Merriam Webster defines blog as, “a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer” short for Weblog First Known Use: 1999 One of my favorite blogs by author Meg Cabot
What is a wiki? wiki-wiki - Hawaiian for quick (Richardson, 59). “A wiki is a collaborative Webspace where anyone can add content and anyone can edit content that has already been published” (Richardson, 8). According to Kathy Schrock a wiki has two main components: 1. Wikis are easy to create and view revisions and 2. Wikis allow anyone to add, edit, remove (Schrock, 29). Richardson, Will. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2006. Print Schrock, Kathy. Web 2.0 http://kathyschrock.net/web20/schrock_web20.pdfWeb. 1 October 2010.
Blog vs. Wiki A blog has an administrator (or administrators) who initiate, organize, and manage the content. In a wiki anyone with permission can add, edit, and remove content from the site. Anyone can also start a discussion topic. http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=54966
How do wiki’s work? http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour#introduction 50 ways to use a wiki! http://www.smartteaching.org/blog/2008/08/50-ways-to-use-wikis-for-a-more-collaborative-and-interactive-classroom/
http://edublogs.org/10-ways-to-use-your-edublog-to-teach/ 1. Share materials, news, downloads, links and more 2. Facilitate online discussions and collaboration 3. Create a class publication that students can easily publish to and you can easily edit 4. Replace your newsletter and stay in touch with parents about what is going on in class 5. Get your students blogging so that they can share their work and thoughts 6. Share your lesson plans 7. Integrate videos, podcasts, and other media 8. Create blogs for clubs, student groups, events, sports teams, or just about any type of group 9. Get feedback or gather information 10. Create a fully functional website
Benefits of blogging in schools http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/11-advantages-of-using-a-blog-for-teaching
Too many blogs, not enough time! Use an aggregator to keep track of posting updates. Google Reader http://www.google.com Bloglineshttp://www.bloglines.com/
Before you design your own, lets look at some examples. Blogs http://blogs.ellingtonschools.org/ http://edublogs.org/community/ http://kathyschrock.net/edtechblogs.htm (if you don’t know about Kathy Schrock, you should check out her website http://kathyschrock.net/index.htm or guide http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/ ) http://edublogawards.com/ http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2010/02/50-best-blogs-for-education-leaders/ http://supportblogging.com/Links+to+School+Bloggers http://weblogg-ed.com/ http://www.internetwritingjournal.com/authorblogs/ http://www.djusd.k12.ca.us/harper/jboston/AuthorsandIllustratorsontheWeb.htm http://yabookblogdirectory.blogspot.com/p/ya-book-blogger-list.html http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/allblog.php http://www.techlearning.com/section/Blogs
Need to take a break? Try out the Visual Dictionary athttp://www.visuwords.com/
Photos Flickr http://www.flickr.com/ Picasa http://picasa.google.com/ Photobucket (+video) http://photobucket.com/“Upload, manage, and share your photos and videos for free” SmugMug (+video) http://www.smugmug.com/“Your Photos Look Better Here. Billions of happy photos. Millions of passionate customers.” Aviary “Photo-editing, logos, web templates, filters, color palettes, screen capture & more” BeFunky.com - Photo effects with one click, Turn your photos into artwork.“Edit your photos, add photo effects, text, speech bubbles, frames, stickers and more” Dumprhttp://www.dumpr.net “Dumpr is where you create marvellous photos to share with your friends” Please remember: if you use someone else’s photos, images, videos, etc., please give credit where credit is due. Please provide a good example for our students and don’t plagiarize!