Getting started with blogs and wikisPresentation Transcript
Getting Started with Blogs and WikisLibrary LunchablesJuly 2009
Blogs Online, chronological collection of personal commentary and links allows users to post their thoughts and comments to a web site for others to read and respond too frequently updated usually intended for general public consumption Personal diaries to editorials on specific topics
Blogs Use for: connect course materials to current events evaluate different perspectives reflective writing/journaling record and share experiences personal reflection about classes, careers or current events citizen journalism
Blogs Use for: project blog to keep track of project/dialogue for group work assignment submission and peer review capture and disseminate student- or faculty-generated content post instructional tips for students
Blogs Blogs in Plain English (video)http://www.commoncraft.com/blogs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnploFsS_tY (How to Create a Blog w/ Blogger.com) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnzlOYaeOwU (How to Post a Video to your Blog w/ Blogger.com)
Blogs Tools: Journal LX (in Blackboard) Edublogshttp://www.edublogs.org/ Bloggerhttp://www.blogger.com/ WordPresshttp://wordpress.com/
Blogs Selecting the Right Tool What experience do you want your students to have? Who should see the blogs? How long will the blogs continue?
You need to create a Google account.
You can use any email address to create a Google account.
You can create multiple blogs under one account.
Once you create a Google account, you can link to other Google services.
Take your time naming the blog and its url.
Tabs lead to areas where you customize your blog.
Go through all of the settings for each tab.
Under the settings tab, you can delete your blog.
The theme provides distinct page elements.
Under the layout tab, you can choose new template.
You can delete or add sections easily.
Content on posts could be text, pictures, and/or videos.
You can always edit published posts.
Check your posts before you log out.
Wikis Web page that can be viewed and modified by anybody Collaborative space to create and disseminate original knowledge Versioning can show thought process Provide practical experience for students in collaborating in a networked environment
Wikis Use for: Collaborative learning Knowledge construction FAQs, Annotated Bibliography, Group Summary Critical thinking What If Scenarios, Case Studies, Debates, Evaluations Contextual application Process Map, Field Research Project Source: Using Wikis for Online Collaboration
Wikis Use for: data collection collaboration on group projects group research projects brainstorming concept maps/research topics create shared, online resources peer review/editing tool
Wikis Use for: project planning test review/study guides build annotated bibliography create a glossary of common terms summarize thoughts on a reading build a questionnaire
Wikis Wikis in Plain English (video)http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english PB Works Educator Forumhttp://educatorforum.pbworks.com/headlines/
Wikis Tools: Teams LX (in Blackboard) Wikispaceshttp://www.wikispaces.com/ PB Workshttp://pdworks.com Zoho Wikihttp://wiki.zoho.com/
Wikis Selecting the Right Tool What experience do you want your students to have? Who should see the wikis? How long will the wikis continue?
Consider how you name your wiki.
http://usermanual.pbworks.com/ and http://pbworks.com/content/supportcenter