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IV-STEM - Introduction to Blogs, Wikis, RSS

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  • 1. Blogs, RSS, and Wikis Scott S. Floyd, M. Ed. White Oak ISD [email_address] http://www.txbluebonnetw p.org/bluebonnet/Blog/Blog.html Viewable at http://slideshare.net/sabestian
  • 2. Blogs
    • Public or private publishing
    • Date/time stamp
    • Commenting to extend the conversation
    • Commenting Controls
    • Can publish blog into hard-bound book
    • Characterized by a “Pull” instead of “Push” theory of literacy access
    • Offers easy opportunity to extend classroom conversations
    • Can be accessed from any Internet connection with browser
  • 3. Blogs - Free Blogs
    • Class Blogmeister
    • Blogger
    • Wordpress
    • Edublogs
  • 4. Blogs - Useful Resources
    • “ Teach Digital Wiki - Blogging”
    • “Blog if You Love Learning”
    • “Second Nature - Extending dialogue in the blogosphere” - Commenting on blogs
    • Blog Tools Wiki
    • Blogs in Education Wiki
    • “Successful and Safe Educational Blogging”
    • Blurb - Software to publish blog to book form
  • 5. Wikis
    • Collaborative
    • Monitors history of edits by date and user
    • Allows user to revert to a previous version
    • Can invite other users to access at different levels
    • Can be accessed from any Internet connection with browser
  • 6. Wikis - Free Wikis
    • JotSpot
    • PBWiki
    • WetPaint
    • WikiSpaces
  • 7. Wikis - Useful Resources
    • “Wiki Collaboration Across the Curriculum” includes tutorial video as well
    • Wiki Rubric (pdf file)
    • Article of Wiki Pedagogy
    • “What is RSS and How Do I Start Using It?”
    • “Wiki While You Work - Basic”
    • “The Art of Using Wiki Pages to Teach”
    • “Wild About Wikis”
  • 8. RSS
    • Used to notify user of new posts, comments, or changes
    • Used with blogs, wikis, podcasts, newspapers, etc.
    • Efficient tool
    • Used widely to improve Personal Learning Network efficiency
    • Browser-based, Plug-in-based, email-based
    • Simple to use
  • 9. RSS - Aggregators/Feed Readers
    • Bloglines - browser based, can be accessed from any Internet connection
    • Google Reader - - browser based, can be accessed from any Internet connection
    • FeedBurner - can be added to your blog to allow others to subscribe via email for any new posts
  • 10. RSS - Useful Resources How to explain RSS the Oprah Way HOW TO: Getting Started with RSS RSS: A quickstart guide for educ ators, by Will Richardson Using Bloglines (or How to keep up with dozens of blogs everyday ) RSS Ideas for Educators 1.1, by Quentin D'Souza Advance d Training “RSS for Educators” RSS - A Four Part Series (Basic and Advanced)
  • 11. end of slide show

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