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  • Are you afraid??? Consider yourself off to see the Wizard of Blogs!
  • Blogs, Wikis and Web 2.0 Tools

    1. 1. Wikis and Blogs and Education Oh, My! Information for this PowerPoint was collected from various Internet sources, including Curiki and Robin Sutherland
    2. 2. Its All About Communication <ul><li>Online media is controlled by the masses </li></ul><ul><li>Our students are part of the masses </li></ul><ul><li>Students feel empowered and motivated to participate </li></ul><ul><li>Students will participate with or without us </li></ul><ul><li>Communication is good </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment is good </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance is good </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why Should I Care? <ul><li>Because your students do </li></ul><ul><li>It is one of the major ways 21 st century learners communicate </li></ul><ul><li>It gets your students writing </li></ul><ul><li>It gives your students an authentic audience </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes cooperative learning </li></ul><ul><li>Here’s Why . . . </li></ul>
    4. 4. Blog vs. Wikis <ul><li>Usually single author </li></ul><ul><li>Reverse chronological order </li></ul><ul><li>Usually personal </li></ul><ul><li>External links </li></ul><ul><li>Browser-based input </li></ul><ul><li>Usually many authors </li></ul><ul><li>Structure determined by content </li></ul><ul><li>Usually objective </li></ul><ul><li>Internal and external links </li></ul><ul><li>Browser-based input </li></ul>
    5. 5. What is a Blog? <ul><li>Short for Web log </li></ul><ul><li>Used for online journaling </li></ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG interface </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive </li></ul><ul><li>A public website </li></ul>
    6. 6. Sample Blogs <ul><li>http://www.gifteddebate.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wsdtechie.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://sschaferthegiver.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://thegiver-gatheringblue.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http: //stefhite . edublogs .org </li></ul><ul><li>http://lisaslingo.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
    7. 7. Blog Tools <ul><li>http://www.weblogg-ed.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogsearch.google.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.technorati.com/ </li></ul>
    8. 8. Let’s Create a Blog <ul><li>Go to http://Blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>Create an account </li></ul><ul><li>Name your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a template </li></ul>
    9. 9. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>Abbreviation for What I Know Is </li></ul><ul><li>A Web-based encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>A piece of server software </li></ul><ul><li>A website that allows users to add and edit content </li></ul><ul><li>An encyclopedia truly written by The People of the world </li></ul>
    10. 10. Wikipedia
    11. 11. Wiki in Plain English http://youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
    12. 12. Sample Wikis <ul><li>http://Wmstech.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://mapki.com/index.php?title=Map_Projects </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.budtheteacher.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page </li></ul><ul><li>http://100thday.wetpaint.com/?t=anon </li></ul>
    13. 13. Wiki Tools <ul><li>http://pbwiki.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.seedwiki.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers </li></ul><ul><li>http://wetpaint.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.qwika.com/ </li></ul>
    14. 14. How do I keep track of all this? <ul><li>RSS Feed </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregator </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.reader.google.com </li></ul>
    15. 15. What are some other Web 2.0 tools? <ul><li>Voicethread </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student produced voicethread on Ireland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fifth grade poetry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>Bubbleshare </li></ul>

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