Wikis, Blogs, and Web Publishing By: Mark Curtis
Wikis and Blogs Wikis Blogs• Web based programs • Web based programs• Can be collaborative • A web log for a single user to post• Share work and ideas, pictures ideas, pictures, links, videos and and links, videos and media media• Invite others to view and • Interactivity is limited to contribute to pages comments from viewers of the• Lock personal pages from view blog• Multiple pages creates more of a • Posts are recorded and listed in magazine or a web site format date sequence• Many free hosting sites • Comments may be visible to other viewers • Tag words serve as links to similar posts by the blog author
MCurtis6231 BlogThis blog was created to assist my colleagues in theirefforts to integrate technology in their daily instructionalpractices. Teachers can track these posts through anaggregator like Google Reader to view articles as they areposted to my this site. In this manner, teachers can keeptrack of new information that is delivered in small doses.Teachers can also provide feedback to give me direction.The next page is a screen shot of my blog.http://mcurtis6231.blogspot.com/
Curtis Project WikiThis wiki was created to provide greater depthof instruction on a variety of tools for teachersto incorporate In their lessons. Teachers areable to add resources to this site to expand ourlibrary.The following page is a screenshot of my wiki.http://curtisproject.wikispaces.com/
Google ReaderGoogle Reader is a feed aggregator softwarethat allows you to tag the RSS feeds fromvarious sites and display them for you to read. – Displays all tagged web sites. – Indicates sites that have articles not read. – Information more manageable to process. – Promotes staying current with sites of interest . – Websites can easily be added or deleted. – Websites can be organized into folders.
Additional Web 2.0 Sites• Weebly .com - A free website that uses the Weebly domain. Teachers can easily import graphics, videos, text, calendars, and other widgets to create a class website. I think this is an extremely helpful site for facilitating communication between the teacher and the student’s home. Adding a blog adds the option for feedback as well.
ReflectionIt is hard to determine which type ofcommunication program is better than another aseach has its own distinct purpose in spite of theoverlap that exists between programs.Weebly allows me to post information much like anonline bulletin board resource.Blogger gives me access to post information to besorted by date and category.Wikispaces can be used like a website, but there ismore versatility for collaboration.