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Wikis, Blogs, and Web Publishing


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Wikis, Blogs, and Web Publishing

  1. 1. Wikis, Blogs, and  Web Publishing By: Chris Hamburg
  2. 2. Did you know? Today's classroom teachers need to use 21st century technology tools in order to facilitate learning in the "digital age" and prepare the students for the future.
  3. 3. Wikis <ul><li>Wiki - a website developed by a community of collaborators, allowing any user to add or edit content. </li></ul><ul><li>Through the use of wikis, teachers are able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  increase communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  encourage collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  enrich instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>My Classroom Wiki </li></ul>
  4. 4. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) <ul><li>RSS - a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updates works - blogs, wikis, podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds benefit teachers and students in many ways. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: The Most Cake: RSS in the Classroom   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 5. Blogs <ul><li>Blog - website or part of a website that includes entries maintained by an individual </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>creates a sense of community outside of the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>gives students a real audience to write to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>allows students to practice writing in a real way </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  My Blog   </li></ul>
  6. 6. Additional Web Publishing Tools <ul><li>Additional web 2.0 tools for students are:  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>My Additional Web Publishing Tool </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Most Useful Tool <ul><li>Blogging is the most useful tool. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs can be used in all curricular areas as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science - experiment reflections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading - book responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing - journal entries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math - sharing math strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Studies - project collaboration </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Successes and Challenges <ul><li>Successes of Using Technology Tools  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>creates a sense of community outside of class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provides practical application of learned skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>prepares students for the future </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges of Using Technology Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the amount of technology available in the classroom </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Moodle and Online Learning <ul><li>Moodle and online learning are very effective. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>1.  I was able to complete the work at my own pace. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>2.  The lessons provided hands-on opportunities to work          with the technology tools. </li></ul><ul><li>3.  The lessons, activities, and tutorials were all easy to          follow. </li></ul><ul><li>Overall, I would highly recommend online learning. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>  Through the use of wikis, blogs, and web publishing, teachers today are able to better prepare their students for the future. </li></ul>