Blogs, Podcasts & Wiki's


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  • Blogs, Podcasts & Wiki's

    1. 1. BLOGS, WIKKIS AND PODCASTS Maria Petropulos Fowler Unified School District [email_address]
    2. 2. BLOG? WIKI? PODCAST?
    3. 3. WHAT IS A BLOG? A blog is a easily created and easily updated webpage. <ul><li>It is a collaborative space. </li></ul><ul><li>A blog is where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. </li></ul>Your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are millions of them, in all shapes and sizes, and there are no real rules.
    4. 4. Blogs can be whatever you want them to be!
    5. 5. Acceptable Use Policy and Procedures Example…
    6. 6. Ready to try Blogging? Some sites you might try…
    7. 8. What is a Podcast? The New Oxford American Dictionary defines podcast as “a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player.” In other words, it’s a digital audio file that’s created, shared, and heard.
    8. 9. What do you need for podcasting? <ul><li>Microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Digital recorder or computer </li></ul><ul><li>Audio-editing software </li></ul><ul><li>Royal-free music or sounds </li></ul>
    9. 10. Creating your own Podcast Some sites you might try when recording your podcast… This free service makes it incredibly easy to do a podcast. Simply call in via phone to record and publish your podcast. Audacity Tutorial:
    10. 11. Steps in creating your podcast 1. Record your podcast 2. Move the audio file into an audio editor 3. Add Introduction and ending music 4. Save files as mp3 files 5. Mount on a website
    11. 12. Ideas for using podcasts in the library *Library Tours *Story Time *Information Literacy and Research Help (check out the many already in iTunes, etc.) *Library updates and library news *Library events (like Science Fair help, Literacy nights, author readings) *Archiving class lectures *Audio book collections
    12. 13. Wiki’s <ul><li>A wiki is a type of Web site that allows users to easily add, remove, and otherwise edit content. </li></ul>COLLABORATION!
    13. 14. Why Wiki? <ul><li>Ease of Use </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Instant posting </li></ul><ul><li>**Free** </li></ul>
    14. 15. Favorite wiki Hosting Sites <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    15. 16. WIKI? <ul><li>A wiki is a type of Web site that allows users to easily add, remove, and otherwise edit content. </li></ul>COLLABORATION!
    16. 17. Podcasting Help
    17. 18. References Schrock, Kathy. Guide for Educators. 2006 http:// Solove Daniel, J. Concurring Opinions. November 6, 2006. / Richardson, Will. Blogs, Wikkis, Podcasts, and other powerful webtools for classrooms . Corwin Press. California, 2006