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Wikis

  1. 1. Blogs and Wikis USD 379 Technology Inservice January 19, 2009 Matt Brenzikofer Kelli Hays
  2. 2. What is a blog? <ul><li>A.K.A. - web log </li></ul><ul><li>A website that is maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why use blogs in education? <ul><li>Personal/professional journal </li></ul><ul><li>Group discussion tool </li></ul><ul><li>Communication tool between teacher/student; teacher/parent </li></ul><ul><li>Student assignment journal or portfolio </li></ul>
  4. 4. How do I create a blog? <ul><li>www.blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.wordpress.com </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do I put on my blog? <ul><li>Class information, rules, policies, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments and due dates </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom updates (what is going on in my classrooms) </li></ul><ul><li>Text, pictures, video, powerpoints, links, anything you want! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Successful blogs….. <ul><li>Are informative </li></ul><ul><li>Have a purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Are updated regularly </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>Wiki wiki = Hawaiian for “quick” </li></ul><ul><li>Backronym = W hat I K now I s </li></ul><ul><li>Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wikipedia <ul><li>Web encyclopedia in which people can create and edit content </li></ul><ul><li>Comments and criticisms </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why use wikis in education? <ul><li>Encourage collaborative learning and information sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Increase student engagement and participation </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate communication between teachers and parents </li></ul>
  10. 10. How do I create a wiki? <ul><li>www.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.wetpaint.com </li></ul>
  11. 11. Types of Wikis <ul><li>Student Project Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Create and edit a rough draft </li></ul><ul><li>Collect research and student notes </li></ul><ul><li>Share contact information and job responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher/Peer Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Forum to bounce ideas off other teachers </li></ul><ul><li>FAQ - ask questions to other teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Share information with teachers/staff </li></ul><ul><li>Attach documents to share with others </li></ul>
  12. 12. Questions and Comments

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