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Introduction to blogs, wikis, and nings for beginners. Presented to my staff December 2, 2009.

Introduction to blogs, wikis, and nings for beginners. Presented to my staff December 2, 2009.

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  • 1. Blogs & Wikis & Nings, oh my!
    By Steve Katz
    December 2, 2009
  • 2. Objectives
    Provide a basic knowledge of blogs, wikis, & nings.
    Active participation (from you).
    Enable you to choose which is best for your class.
    Create your own.
  • 3. All Links Provided
    Go to http://cdspd.wikispaces.com
    Click on the School-Wide Presentations link
    This presentation & all links are provided
  • 4. Social Network (Ning)
    Like Facebook, but for whatever you want.
    Personal profile
    Can participate in discussions
    Post messages, blogs, videos, and photos
    Have friends
    Join groups
    Apps, widgets, & chat
  • 5. Some “Nings”
    Classroom 2.o
    The CUE Community
    Vid Snacks
    K12 Online Conference
    Star Quest Production Network
    CDS
  • 6. Ning Features
    Especially good for writing
    Blogs
    Threaded Discussions
    Groups
    Various posting options
    Community
    No longer writing for the teacher
  • 7. Should I use a Ning?
    Does it fit with your project?
    Features?
    Flexibility?
    Privacy?
    Should I make my own?
    Join the CDS ning?
    ?
  • 8. Wikis
    Wiki = quick
    Website
    Easily editable
    WYSIWYG
    Embed other items
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/19490596/
  • 9. Popular Wikis
    Wikipedia
    Wikispaces
    PBWorks
    Wet Paint
  • 10. Example Wikis
    http://cdspd.wikispaces.com/
    http://cds4a.wikispaces.com/
    http://aroundtheworldwith80schools.wikispaces.com/
    http://electionkatz.wikispaces.com/
    http://alg1statsproject.wikispaces.com/
    http://webster-books.wikispaces.com/
    http://honorsliterature.wikispaces.com/
    http://iclassroom.pbworks.com/
  • 11. Wiki Features
    Collaborative posting
    Threaded discussion
    Multimedia
  • 12. How can you use it in class?
    Resource Creation
    Student Participation
    Group Projects
    Student Interaction
    For the Classroom
    Community
  • 13. Blogs
    Public (or private) forum for writing
    Displayed in reverse chronological order
    Feedback/comments
  • 14. Popular Blogs
    Wordpress
    Class Blogmeister
    Posterous
    Edublogs
    Blogger
  • 15. Sample Blogs
    Panther Online Press (POP)
    World Cultures & Language Arts
    CLC Ambassadors 5
    Literature Blog
    Ms. Fernandez
    Miss Falkenstern’s Class
  • 16. Features
    Post text & various media
    Comments
    Categorize postings
    Various templates to choose from
    Add widgets
  • 17. How can you use it in class?
    Writing
    Feedback on writing
    Showcase student work
    Sharing with students & parents
    Post assignments
  • 18. Credits