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  • 1. Blogs & Wikis
    • 3/19/08
  • 2. This Morning’s Objectives:
    • Identify the difference between blogs and wikis
    • View and brainstorm possible uses for blogs and wikis
    • Begin process of setting up your own blogs or wikis
  • 3. BLOGS
  • 4. What is a blog?
    • From “weblog” to “blog”
    • The truth about who is blogging
  • 5. Blogs In Plain English
  • 6. Why Blog?
    • To develop a distinct, discriminating voice
    • To develop personal identity
    • To interact with others
  • 7. Choosing A Format
    • A container of and for ideas
    • An alternative discussion platform
    • A course management / information center
    • A questioning / guiding platform
  • 8. Blog Examples
    • http://www.elizabethfullerton.com /
    • http://pc30s.blogspot.com /
    • http://betsyspage.blogspot.com /
    • http://criticsandbuilders.typepad.com/collegeenglish67/
  • 9. Blogging Benefits
    • Interpersonal Discussion
    • Asynchronous Opportunities
    • Author - Centered
  • 10. Blogging Obstacles
    • Upkeep and follow-through
    • Moderation
    • Front-loading (depending on use)
  • 11. Beginning A Blog
    • Blogger
    • Edublogs
    • Schoolwires
  • 12. WIKIS
  • 13. What is a wiki?
    • Say aloha to the “quick web”
    • The power of the wiki site
    • It’s alive!
  • 14. Wikis In Plain English
  • 15. Why Use Wikis?
    • For connections
    • To be creative
    • To be engaged in the content
    • To grow as a writer
    • To think through projects and material
  • 16. Choosing A Format
    • A simple website
    • Project development with peer review
    • Group authoring
    • Data collection
    • In place of presentation software
  • 17. Wiki Examples
    • http://english400atshhs.pbwiki.com /
    • http://precalculus.pbwiki.com /
    • http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com /
  • 18. Wiki Benefits
    • Creative Composition
    • Higher Order Thinking
    • Peer Revision Opportunities
    • Consensus Thinking
    • Product/Document Centered
  • 19. Wiki Obstacles
    • Upkeep and follow-through
    • Moderation
    • Front-loading (depending on use)
  • 20. Beginning A Wiki
    • Wikispaces
    • PBWiki
    • WetPaint
  • 21. You will not get more out of these tools than you are willing to put in.