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Michelle Kane Final Presentation

  1. 1. Wikis, Blogs, and Web Publishing Final Presentation Michelle Kane
  2. 2. Most Useful Tools <ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Although I found it to be the most time consuming, it was my favorite. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a great collaboration tool. </li></ul><ul><li>The uses are endless - This will be great to use in the classroom when I return to teaching, but I used mine for our family printing company. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Most Useful Tools, Continued <ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>It is, in fact, “really simple”. It took only a few minutes to set up and has a wide array of gadgets to choose from. </li></ul><ul><li>The news now comes to me. </li></ul><ul><li>Because I already have a Google account I chose iGoogle as my reader and it was a snap to add as my home page. </li></ul><ul><li>I now start the day a little more organized. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Most Useful Tools, Continued <ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>I think this would be my most useful tool if I were still in the classroom. There is so much you could do with it --- </li></ul><ul><li>Practice reading and writing, seek out other resources, connect with others outside the classroom…. </li></ul><ul><li>Being a parent, I love the idea of being connected to what’s going on inside my children’s classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Professionally, they are a wonderful way to set up networking. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Most Useful Tools, Continued <ul><li>Animoto </li></ul><ul><li>What a great way to add pizzazz to your pictures. I was able to make a professional looking video in minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>It was very simple and easy to use. </li></ul><ul><li>The music selection was great, but you even had the option of uploading your own music. </li></ul><ul><li>My kids couldn’t wait to experiment with making their own videos. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Successes and Challenges <ul><li>Overall, the whole course was a success. I learned a great deal. </li></ul><ul><li>The wiki was my most challenging. My biggest hurdle was rationing my time. There was so much you could incorporate into the wiki I needed to budget my time better. I would still like to add more into this -- so for now I would have to consider it a “work in progress”. </li></ul>
  7. 7. More Successes and Challenges <ul><li>When choosing a wiki site I chose PBworks. I thought it would be a better fit due to the fact I was using it for business instead of education. I chose the “basic” package and I thought I would be able to “dress it up” more. I would like to see if Wikispaces or another site has more options. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Moodle and Online Learning <ul><li>This was my first experience with an online course. I don’t think I could have had a better experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle was easy to use. All of the lessons were well thought out and there were plenty of tutorials. </li></ul><ul><li>I didn’t feel like I was stuck on an island – when I did hit a roadblock, I felt I could easily get in contact with a teacher or even others in the class. </li></ul><ul><li>The biggest plus was the schedule. I could work on the assignments any time and at my own pace. </li></ul><ul><li>I would definitely sign up for another class. </li></ul>
  9. 9. My Collection of Work <ul><li>My Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://michellekane.pbworks.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>My iGoogleRSS </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/thehurrikanes/rss-3956539 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>My Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.thehurrikanes.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>My Web Publishing Tool </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://animoto.com/play/WKHYsBeDSY3DzfViGIanpA </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Thanks <ul><li>I was a bit apprehensive about this class. It was very enjoyable and I learned a great deal. I’m excited to experiment a little more with some of the web tools. I’ll be looking forward to signing up for another Moodle class with you. </li></ul>

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