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  • Comm Collaboration

    1. 1. Tools and Techniques June 5, 2008
    2. 6. New Tools, New Techniques
    3. 8. <ul><li>The International History Detectives </li></ul><ul><li>Life ‘Round Here </li></ul><ul><li>Voices for Darfur </li></ul>
    4. 9. <ul><li>Blog : a website that allows readers to comment on the content </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress MU (internal blog): blogs.micds.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public but only MICDS students/faculty can comment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every student and teacher has a blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students post to their specific classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WordPress can accept text, images, audio and video </li></ul></ul>
    5. 10. <ul><li>Wiki : a webpage that can be viewed and edited by multiple authors </li></ul><ul><li>Media Wiki (internal): wiki.micds.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public but only MICDS students & faculty can edit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires some knowledge of wiki syntax </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WikiSpaces (external): wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public, Protected, or Private </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No syntax necessary; accepts multimedia </li></ul></ul>
    6. 11. <ul><li>Google Docs : free web-based word processor and spreadsheet which allow you share and collaborate online. </li></ul><ul><li>Users must have a Google account </li></ul><ul><li>Can upload Word/Excel/PowerPoint files or start from scratch (Office 2003 only) </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets can be turned into forms for collecting information </li></ul>
    7. 12. <ul><li>VoiceThread : users can upload images, video, PowerPoint, PDF and Word files </li></ul><ul><li>Viewers can leave audio, video, and text comments </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThreads can be public or private </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can purchase VoiceThread Ed for classroom use; this simplifies adding users and managing projects </li></ul>
    8. 13. <ul><li>EASY BUT LIMITED </li></ul><ul><li>HARDER BUT VERSATILE </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare allows you to upload PowerPoint and PDF files to share on your blog or wiki </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoints will not have effects or audio </li></ul><ul><li>Splashcast is similar but is far more versatile (i.e. images, audio, video, text, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Projects are truly multi-media </li></ul>
    9. 14. <ul><li>Skype is a free service for making VoIP audio and video calls </li></ul><ul><li>Ning social networks exist for all personal and professional interests </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious is a social bookmarking tool </li></ul><ul><li>ePals is an email-based system for finding schools/teachers for collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter is a tool for creating a PLN (personal learning network) </li></ul>

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