Blogs, Wikis, And Podcasts Workshop


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Blogs, Wikis, And Podcasts Workshop

  1. 1. Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasts August 13 - 14, 2007
  2. 2. The New World Wide Web In the 21 st Century, it’s all about COLLABORATING COMMUNICATING CONNECTING Web 2.0
  3. 3. Examples of WEB 2.0 Tools Blogs Wikis My opinion is that all pit bulls should…. Today was the best day of my life because…. Teaching to the standards presents a balancing act between…. To Kill a Mockingbird Difficult Words Chapter 1 “ taters” – slang for potatoes Near our school on Jefferson Avenue is the historic Peabody house where in 1847…. Hi, welcome to Madame Smith’s helpful hints about the French language. Today let’s look at…. It’s the Shakespeare podcast and in today’s adventure we find Romeo and Juliet…. Podcasts
  4. 4. Blogs
  5. 5. Blog Power
  6. 6. So, what is a Blog? Blog – Short form of We b log A website that displays chronological postings by one or more individuals with links to comments on specific postings
  7. 7. Blogs <ul><li>Personal Blog Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Blogger </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educational Blog Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ELGG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ClassBlogmeister </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Quotes from teachers using blogs &quot;I have never seen, in my 25+ years of teaching, a more powerful tool for motivating kids to write, than the blog. It's as simple as that. And when you have a powerful tool at your disposal...well, a smart teacher will use those tools.” -- Mark Ahlness
  9. 9. Blogging has given my six- and seven-year olds a window to the world. They see themselves as part of a global community--a community that shares.... This international audience gives my students a purpose and they are motivated to do their best writing on their blog. -- Kathy Cassidy Quotes from teachers using blogs
  10. 10. By blogging we have a real purpose for writing to inform, to educate, to connect. -- Teacher from New Zealand Quotes from teachers using blogs
  12. 12. Blogs - Your Ideas?
  13. 13. Wikis
  14. 14. So, What is a Wiki? <ul><li>Originally an abbreviation of WikiWikiWeb, software developed by American computer programmer Howard G. Cunningham </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki Wiki, is Hawaiian for quick (quick + web) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A collaborative online document whose content can be edited by anyone who has access to it </li></ul>
  15. 15. Wikis <ul><li>Wikipedia – classic example </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>Other Collaborative Online Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs and Spreadsheets, Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writeboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gliffy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. So, Why use Wikis? <ul><li>Wikis provide the power to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assemble data and knowledge </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Wikis – Your Ideas?
  18. 18. Podcasts
  19. 19. So, What is a Podcast? <ul><li>A podcast is a digital media file, or a series of such files </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds (RSS) for playback on portable media players and personal computers . </li></ul>
  20. 20. Podcasting Tools
  21. 21. Podcast Production Link file to a blog article Record your program (ex.Audacity) Convert program to an MP3 file Upload file to podcast host (ex.Shockpod)
  22. 22. Why Podcast? <ul><li>More effective for conveying emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Complements the virtual voice of a blog </li></ul>
  23. 23. Resource for Blogs and Wikis http:// / http:// Blogs Wikis
  24. 24. Resource for Podcasting
  25. 25. Workshop Goals <ul><li>Recognize blogs, wikis, and podcasts as instructional technology tools </li></ul><ul><li>Identify these tools as new learning formats that create interactive learning </li></ul><ul><li>Acquire skills for the creation of blogs, wikis and podcats for promoting student engagement and project-based learning in the classroom </li></ul>