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    1. 1. Blogs and Wikis, Oh My <ul><li>Anita Foster </li></ul><ul><li>Herman Wood </li></ul>
    2. 2. Contact Us <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    3. 3. What are Blogs and Wikis? <ul><li>“ A blog is a website where entries are written in chronological order and commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. The modern blog evolved from the online diary , where people would keep a running account of their personal lives.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ A wiki is a medium which can be edited by anyone with access to it, and provides an easy method for linking from one page to another. Wikis are typically collaborative websites , though there are now also single-user offline implementations.” </li></ul>
    4. 4. Web 2.0 <ul><li>With the Internet evolving to Web 2.0, which basically means a participatory web, the individual is now creating and participating in the distribution of information rather than just obtaining information from the Internet. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Ofoto Britannica Online Personal Websites Publishing Content Management Directories Stickiness </li></ul>Picasa Wikiedia Blogs Participation Wikis Tagging Syndication The Internet is now the Participatory Web!
    6. 6. Blogs... <ul><li>Excuse Me! </li></ul>
    7. 7. Some terminology... <ul><li>Authoring a blog, maintaining a blog or adding an article to an existing blog is called &quot;blogging&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Individual articles on a blog are called &quot;blog posts&quot;, &quot;posts&quot;, or &quot;entries&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>The person who posts these entries is called a &quot;blogger&quot;. </li></ul>
    8. 8. in English please.. <ul><li>a web page </li></ul><ul><li>time driven </li></ul><ul><li>can be 2 way </li></ul><ul><li>pre-designed (if you prefer) </li></ul><ul><li>done through a web browser </li></ul>
    9. 9. Parts of a Blog <ul><li>Title of the post </li></ul><ul><li>Body of the post </li></ul><ul><li>Permalink </li></ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul>
    10. 10. They may... <ul><li>have comments </li></ul><ul><li>have trackbacks </li></ul><ul><li>be categorized </li></ul>
    11. 11. Consider... <ul><li>Comments should be moderated. </li></ul><ul><li>Permission must be granted to display student photographs, videos, or audio clips. </li></ul><ul><li>Permission must be granted to display student work. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Host or Hosted? <ul><li>Host means on your own server </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted means it’s on someone else’s servers </li></ul>
    13. 13. Hosted
    14. 14. Hosting your own <ul><li>server </li></ul><ul><li>software </li></ul>
    15. 15. Examples <ul><li>from our Blogspot blog.... </li></ul><ul><li>from our WordPress blog... </li></ul>
    16. 16. Mudholes <ul><li>teacher rather than central office </li></ul><ul><li>possible abuse </li></ul><ul><li>comment spam </li></ul><ul><li>exposure to spammers </li></ul>
    17. 17. Mountaintops <ul><li>teacher control of content </li></ul><ul><li>teachable moment </li></ul><ul><li>media literacy </li></ul><ul><li>authentic </li></ul><ul><li>using student’s choice of tools to learn </li></ul>
    18. 18. Wiki Wiki Web <ul><li>Quick, Quick Web </li></ul>
    19. 19. Wiki Sites for Use in the Classroom
    20. 20. It’s Geek to Me <ul><li>Wiki’s can be hosted on your own server or hosted by a service such as WetPaint, WikiSpaces or PBWiki. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia has a great resource to show the many different options in hosting a Wiki. </li></ul>
    21. 21. How Can I Use a Wiki in the Classroom? <ul><li>Students can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>collaborate on class notes and projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>data collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>group and individual writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>peer review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>active learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>create a basic webpage with minimal skills </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Mudholes <ul><li>How do we know the information we are getting is accurate? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we control inappropriate content? </li></ul><ul><li>Can anyone contribute on my wiki? </li></ul>
    23. 23. Mountaintops <ul><li>Provides a teachable moment to explain research on the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>All wikis provide a backup and will show who has modified the content. This allows you to block or monitor who is posting what to your wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>There are three ways to set up a wiki: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Public and anyone can contribute; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Public and people who become members may contribute; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Private and only invited people may contribute and view the wiki. </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. Mountaintops <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>increases knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increases experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May be done with someone down the hall or around the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With a class in the same grade or in multiple grade levels. </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. eXamples of Wikis Used in the Classroom <ul><li>Wet Paint has a whole area dedicated to wikis in the classroom with examples and teacher resources. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></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>
    26. 26. Wiki Resources <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>Cristina Lopez </li></ul>
    27. 27. Contact Us <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> / </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> / </li></ul>