Blogs and Wiki’s   Can I really use this Web 2.0 stuff in my classroom? www.t3training.edublogs.org
Blogging Educational Uses for Blogs
What is a Blog? <ul><li>Easily created and up-dated website </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive: allowing others to reply immedi...
How could I use it? <ul><li>Classroom website </li></ul><ul><li>Store online files </li></ul><ul><li>Create an e-portfolio...
Taking it a step further. . .  <ul><li>Going beyond the pop culture use: </li></ul><ul><li>Remember it’s a brand new writi...
Examples <ul><li>www.Pc40s.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.budtheteacher.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.itc.blogs.c...
Wiki’s Using a Wiki in the Classroom WIKI’s
What is a Wiki? <ul><li>A web site that can be easily up-dated  </li></ul><ul><li>Groups can add, edit, change content  </...
How can I use a Wiki? <ul><li>Group work:  Collaborate online for projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher can monitor progr...
Examples of classroom use <ul><li>Elementary classroom-  http:// dailylanguagereview.wikispaces.com        </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Clubs:  High school track team-  http://dvtrack.pbwiki.com/   </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom content sharing:  High s...
Free sites <ul><li>www.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.Pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.wetpaint.com </li></ul><ul><l...
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  1. 1. Blogs and Wiki’s Can I really use this Web 2.0 stuff in my classroom? www.t3training.edublogs.org
  2. 2. Blogging Educational Uses for Blogs
  3. 3. What is a Blog? <ul><li>Easily created and up-dated website </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive: allowing others to reply immediately online </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used to record personal reflections to topics, compose reflective writing, post links or summarize and annotate reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Popular Blog sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.Blogger.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.edublogs.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose the one that works for you-- http://www.weblogmatrix.org/ </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How could I use it? <ul><li>Classroom website </li></ul><ul><li>Store online files </li></ul><ul><li>Create an e-portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with others in a digital format </li></ul>
  5. 5. Taking it a step further. . . <ul><li>Going beyond the pop culture use: </li></ul><ul><li>Remember it’s a brand new writing genre. </li></ul><ul><li>Go beyond the standard reflective writing uses and make it a collaborative experience </li></ul><ul><li>Students will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop discernment when reading other online materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond carefully as they think of their potential audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make on-going editorial decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once it’s published it essentially becomes a “draft”. As others read and respond they are forced to modify and revise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Formative assessment </li></ul>
  6. 6. Examples <ul><li>www.Pc40s.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.budtheteacher.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.itc.blogs.com/thewriteweblog/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.remoteaccess.typepad.com </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.guerrillaseason.blogspot.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Specific uses for Blogs-see handout </li></ul>
  7. 7. Wiki’s Using a Wiki in the Classroom WIKI’s
  8. 8. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>A web site that can be easily up-dated </li></ul><ul><li>Groups can add, edit, change content </li></ul><ul><li>Can be linked to exsisting web sites or other pages in the wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher can track all changes and revert to past versions </li></ul><ul><li>“ Online Posterboard” </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative group tool </li></ul>
  9. 9. How can I use a Wiki? <ul><li>Group work: Collaborate online for projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher can monitor progress of every student, contributions they made, comment, track history and revert to past versions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Peer review of writing </li></ul><ul><li>Resource pages for projects </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom notes </li></ul><ul><li>Class study guide, glossary, vocabulary etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Branching or group story </li></ul><ul><li>E-portfolio </li></ul>
  10. 10. Examples of classroom use <ul><li>Elementary classroom- http:// dailylanguagereview.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>High school language- http://bishopblogs.wikispaces.com/Spanish+I </li></ul><ul><li>Link to many Collaborative Writing projects- http://schools.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Clubs: High school track team- http://dvtrack.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom content sharing: High school English- http://huffenglish.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary Civics- http://theneighborhoodschool.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Wiki: How to use a Wiki in the classroom- http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Classroom+Wikis </li></ul>
  12. 12. Free sites <ul><li>www.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.Pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.wetpaint.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.seedwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.editme.com </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the one that works for you-- http://www.wikimatrix.org/ (this site will let you compare any number of wiki’s) </li></ul>

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