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    Wikis, blogs, web publishing Wikis, blogs, web publishing Presentation Transcript

    • Wikis, Blogs, & Web Publishing Tools Melissa Hecht November 2010
    • Questions to Explore
      • Which tool have you found most useful?

      • Explain some successes and challenges you have had.

      • What is your take on Moodle and online learning?

      • Share the collection of your work in your presentation.
    • Most Useful Tool
      • WIKI!!!
      • It can be used for so many things
        • Website
        • Lesson plans
        • Webquests
        • Organizing class assignments & due dates
        • Web publishing tool (i.e. students can publish their work on site)
        • Blogging/ discussions
      • Can download so many things
        • Google calendars for due dates
        • Videos
        • Podcasts
        • Websites
        • etc.!!!
    • Successes
      • Created lesson plan for genetic engineering on wiki
      • Learned to incorporate blogging as discussion for controversial topics in science
      • Learned what an RSS reader is (never even knew it existed)
      • Trialed new programs like glogster, wix, iWeb, animoto
      • Got many new technology educational tools to use, but only at the tip of the iceberg in ways to utilize them
      • LOVED the websites, wikis, blogs, etc that Rich and other students shared. VERY helpful to learn from samples and have good resources!!
    • Challenges
      • Wix
        • Spent lots of time only to find out that I can’t upload personal videos
        • Learned it is best only for educational purposes not personal
        • Not sure of benefit of using wix vs. wiki
      • iWeb (apple program for web publishing)
        • Tried this on my own to make personal website
        • Discovered that can’t publish to web unless use apple program for $99
      • RSS reader
        • Not yet certain what I would use this for, but see value for minimizing surfing for favorite sites
      • Blogging
        • Want to develop more content specific ideas for ways to utilize this besides the way I did
    • Moodle & Online Learning
      • Positives
      • Love working at my own pace when I have time
      • Very easy and intuitive to use moodle format to work through modules
      • Clear expectations for course completion
      • Appreciated no required online chats or in person meetings, but Rich was available to help as needed
      • Liked when Rich provided input on uses of programs and his preferred programs and gave tutorial/ basic introductions to programs via websites and videos
      • Just the right amount of and effective collaboration with fellow students via discussion forums (& appreciated helpful sites other students found & shared via email and forums in addition to Rich’s)
    • Moodle/ Online Learning
      • Negatives
      • This course had almost no negatives.
      • Although there was still trial and error with programs, there was more instruction and guidance before starting
      • Using technology can be very time intensive, once it is complete, the product is very worth it and useful.
    • Wiki
      • http://mhecht.wikispaces.com/
      • Loved Wikis and thought this was MOST helpful tool I will use often
      • Excellent for
        • Lesson plans
        • Class Website
        • Webquests
        • Blogs
        • Assignments via google calendar embeds
        • Web publishing tool for students to publish work
        • & so much more
    • RSS Reader
      • Used Google reader
        • Not sure how to show it, but did add feeders for
          • NPR science, world, & US news
          • Educational technology blogs from the 50 top blog sites Rich provided
    • Blog
      • http://mhecht.wikispaces.com/
      • I decided to add blogs to my wiki pages.
      • I created 3 blog discussion questions:
        • On link to the brain page under nervous system which is under anatomy. The brain unit is not fully developed yet, so this is only a part of wiki on the brain.
        • Last 2 are under my DNA and protein synthesis link which is under my biology page.
      • I thought this would be a good way to have students reflect on the material they are learning and see their relevance to today.
    • Glog
      • Below is the link to my glog
      • It is a model of a project that I might assign my students on genetic diseases. I will likely further develop the glog as I design the assignment more thoroughly.
      • http://jayoig.edu.glogster.com/neurofibromatosis/
    • Thank you AGAIN, Rich!!
      • Although I said it before, I will say it again!
      • I have many new tools to use and explore.
      • You have cut the world wide web into manageable and useful sites (which often can be an overwhelming sea of info to navigate through)
      • You have introduced to me to sites and tools I did not know existed.
      • You are a great RESOURCE and a very valuable tool for us to keep in touch with.
      • Thank you for being available for the course and after hopefully