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  • Read Only Web Other name – Web 1.0 One way Web Information is controlled by publishers Read/Write Web Web 2.0 Now as easy to create as to consume Anyone can publish, change and share information Wiki Website anyone can edit If you can use Word, you can use a wiki! Visitors can see history of changes & edits Visitors can discuss information on wiki in a threaded form Example is wikipedia How can you use in classroom? Collaborate to author class texts Writing projects Coordinate group projects Sharing resources within grade/subject ePortfolio Clubs and other extra curricular activities Coordinate events Presentation tools Here to explore exisitng educational wikis, evalaute these wikis and begin creating our own wikis
  • Supports contextual learning & inquiry based learning.
  • RSS – Really Simple Syndication Tag – single word that allows people to search for webpage
  • Intro to Blogs

    1. 1. Blogs in K–12 Education January 3, 2011 • Welcome • Read-only Web v. Read/Write Web • Blogs • Getting Started with Blogger • Wrap-up and Q&A
    2. 2. Blog for This Workshop
    3. 3. Welcome Activity <ul><li>What is a blog? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Web 2.0? </li></ul><ul><li>Why blog? </li></ul>
    4. 4. Read-only Web • Powerful resource for educators and students, but… • Information moves from publishers to consumers • Information cannot be edited • One-way Web (Web 1.0)
    5. 5. Read/Write Web • It is now as easy to create as it is to consume • Anyone can publish, share, and change information online • Two-way Web (Web 2.0) • This is changing our world!
    6. 6. Blogs <ul><li>• Weblog or We Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Simple way to publish to a website </li></ul><ul><li>Little technical experience is required </li></ul><ul><li>Embed photos, videos, and links </li></ul><ul><li>Respond and comment on entries </li></ul><ul><li>Can be followed by email or RSS (Really Simple Syndication) </li></ul>
    7. 7. Educational Blogs <ul><li>Uses </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Class web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Learning journals </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with others </li></ul>
    8. 8. Why blog? <ul><li>Communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Participate </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate </li></ul><ul><li>Contextual learning </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry driven learning </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Skills </li></ul>
    9. 9. Blogging Tools <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    10. 10. Blog for This Workshop
    11. 11. Activity 1: Evaluate Educational Blogs <ul><li>• Locate an educational blog relevant to your work. </li></ul><ul><li>Sample links are provided under Blog List on the demonstration blog. </li></ul><ul><li>• Evaluate the blog based on the following criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. What is a basic description of this blog? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is the intended audience for the blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and what would they get out of it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. How does this blog accomplish something that only a blog can accomplish? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. How could you adapt this model for your own work? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>• Post your evaluations under “Activity 1 – Evaluate” on the demonstration blog. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Activity 2: Subscribe to a Blog <ul><li>Go to a blog that interests you. </li></ul><ul><li>• Subscribe via email or RSS feed. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Activity 3: Create Your Own Blog <ul><li>Create your own blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Create an Account (if you haven't already) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Create your own Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create your first post – comment on anything you like! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Embed link to demonstration blog </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• If time permits … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Edit your Profile </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• Select your template </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• Create Blog List or Favorite Links </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• Embed a picture or other multi-media source </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Reflection <ul><li>Add comment to “Reflection” posting on demonstration blog </li></ul><ul><li>How might you use a blog in your class? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your next steps with blogging? </li></ul>
    15. 15. Questions & Answers