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Lincoln Capstick Blog Wiki S Lideshow


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This is a slideshow presentation for an EDU 200 course. It focuses on a few articles that describe blogs and Wikis and a few things these articles taught me about them.

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Lincoln Capstick Blog Wiki S Lideshow

  1. 1. Web Resources: Using technology in the classroom: Wikis and Blogs. By Lincoln Capstick – Many educators can benefit from using online technology. In this presentation I will examine a few article that attempt to explain the importance and contribution of Wikis and Blogs.
  2. 2. Menu <ul><li>Article 1: Blogging? It's Elementary, My Dear Watson! </li></ul><ul><li>Article 2: Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Article 3: Using Wiki Technology to Engage Students </li></ul>
  3. 3. Article 1: Blogging? It's Elementary, My Dear Watson! – Description Education World <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Description – Right from the start, the article trys to describe what blogging is and how it can be useful to you, the teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>It states, “Number 1: A blog is a Web-publishing concept that enables anyone -- first graders, political pundits, homeless people, high school principals, presidential candidates -- to publish information on the Internet.” </li></ul><ul><li>While this is a very concise and simple description, it is the basis of the article. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Article 1: Blogging? It's Elementary, My Dear Watson! - Explanation <ul><li>“ Blogging: One Teacher's Experience   </li></ul><ul><li>Want to hear how blogging really works? Check out Brenda Dyck's article Log On To a Blog . In it, Brenda describes her reasons for using blogs, suggests steps for getting started, offers student feedback, provides a rubric she uses to evaluate student blogs, and recommends links to more information.” </li></ul><ul><li>This article and quote are both from Education World, a website that focuses and assisted in teacher education and preparation. </li></ul><ul><li>The article also goes on to describe how the act of blogging can provide inspiration for students and help them in self discovery. </li></ul><ul><li>It then goes on to provide links to sites that provide free online blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>The last thing it does is provide warning about the dangers of blogging. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Article 1: Blogging? It's Elementary, My Dear Watson! – Aha! Moment. <ul><li>Before reading this article, I did not fully realize the number of free and instrumental sites out there. I also did not realize there was a site that was so prepared to assist me in my goal of being a quality educator. This site provides many article and tools that will assist me. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Article 2: Wikis – Description Encyclopedia of Educational Technology <ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>This article is focused on describing the origins of, usefulness of and collaborative powers of the Wiki. By reading the description of the Blog from article one, I can determine that a Wiki might be considered a type of editable Blog. </li></ul><ul><li>The introduction of the article states, “WIKIS PROVIDE UNIQUE COLLABORATIVE OPPORTUNITIES for education. Combining freely accessible information, rapid feedback, simplified HTML, and access by multiple editors, wikis are being rapidly adopted as an innovative way of constructing knowledge.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Article 2: Wikis - Explanation <ul><li>“ Wikis are beginning to be used in many innovative ways across a broad range of subject areas. Several factors have been identified in the successful implementation of educational wikis. Some educators have reported that they have better success when wikis are narrowly and specifically focused for a definite period of time; a group writing project with a deadline being one example.” </li></ul><ul><li>This article and quote are both from the Encyclopedia of Educational Technology, which is published by SDSU. </li></ul><ul><li>It starts by defining the origins of the term and idea of Wiki, and what specifically makes a Wiki special, or unique. </li></ul><ul><li>It also describes how educators may use the Wiki in education and lastly provides links to other articles describing the use of Wikis in education. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Article 2: Wikis – Aha! Moment. <ul><li>The big Aha! Moment for this article was discovering the origins of the Wiki and it’s actual differences between it and a standard Blog. Since the Wiki is an editable document, it allows for multiple sources of input and self regulation over time. By doing so, it should be constantly up to date and perpetually useful. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Article 3: Using Wiki Technology to Engage Students <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>This article is primarily focused on explaining the uses of Wikis and suggesting means by which Wikis may be used to further a students education. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Teachers and students work collaboratively in a student centered technological learning environment, as Wikis bridge the digital gap between technological tools. Read more: ” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Article 3: Using Wiki Technology to Engage Students <ul><li>“ The collaborative nature of a class Wiki allows teachers to move their teaching to a new level. This new level involves students in the teaching and learning process. Science newsletter projects is an example of this type of collaborative use of Wikis by students. Wikis are a powerful tool that bridges the gap of many technology tools available in the classroom Read more: “ </li></ul><ul><li>This article and quote are both from suite101, a comprehensive online freelance magazine, with sections focusing on education, business, finance and many other areas. </li></ul><ul><li>The article starts by describing the expansions of Wikis as educational tools, and how many educators are beginning to use Wikis in the classroom, despite the possible risks and challenges. </li></ul><ul><li>It goes on to describe possible strategies that the teachers might use to incorporate Wikis into their teachings. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Article 3: Using Wiki Technology to Engage Students – Aha! Moment. <ul><li>This Aha! Moment wasn’t quite as sensational as the others, but, it was nice to discover online sources that recommended multiple ways in which there technologies might be used to further teaching. This in turn provides the reader with their own ideas on how to improve the use of technology in the classroom. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusions <ul><li>Wikis, a more collaborative form of Blog, are a useful tool in education. They allow contributors to create, shape, and update a collection of information that can be a useful tool for expressing the knowledge that both students and educators collect. Lastly, Wikis can be used in all forms of education to express this collective knowledge and share it with the educational community so that all parties may benefit. It does not limit knowledge, but instead allows for further understanding and contribution. </li></ul>