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Wikis and other online freebies for your math courses  Reva Narasimhan Kean University, Union, NJ
What is a  wiki ? <ul><li>wiki  is Hawaiian for  rapid  and was named after the shuttle buses in Honolulu airport </li></u...
Some interesting wikis <ul><li>wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.scienceofspectroscopy.info/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:/...
How do you start? <ul><li>Various sites on the Internet offer free wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: zoho.com,pbwiki.com, ...
What can you do with a  wiki ? <ul><li>Create your class web site very quickly  </li></ul><ul><li>Post syllabus and relate...
And you can add <ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>Files </li></ul><ul><li>Even a working spreadsheet! </li></ul><ul><li>Go ...
 
Online freebies <ul><li>If you just want a web site, you can now create easy web sites using sites.google.com or weebly.co...
Contact information <ul><li>Reva Narasimhan </li></ul><ul><li>Kean University </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>...
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Wikis and online freebies

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Wikis and online freebies

  1. 1. Wikis and other online freebies for your math courses Reva Narasimhan Kean University, Union, NJ
  2. 2. What is a wiki ? <ul><li>wiki is Hawaiian for rapid and was named after the shuttle buses in Honolulu airport </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki is a web site that can be individually or collaboratively edited using just a web browser. </li></ul><ul><li>No special tools and no special skills are required. </li></ul><ul><li>You do not need to ftp to a web server or know any HTML </li></ul>
  3. 3. Some interesting wikis <ul><li>wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.scienceofspectroscopy.info/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://caw.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>You can search many wiki sites for a list of, say, education wikis </li></ul>
  4. 4. How do you start? <ul><li>Various sites on the Internet offer free wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: zoho.com,pbwiki.com, wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho and Pbwiki are free and also ad-free for educators </li></ul><ul><li>Compares many popular wikis: </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikimatrix.org </li></ul>
  5. 5. What can you do with a wiki ? <ul><li>Create your class web site very quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Post syllabus and related materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You would make this a public wiki but only those with a password can change it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can make interactive projects as well by linking to java applets for graphing, for example </li></ul>
  6. 6. And you can add <ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>Files </li></ul><ul><li>Even a working spreadsheet! </li></ul><ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>http://onlinemath.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>for a math wiki </li></ul>
  7. 8. Online freebies <ul><li>If you just want a web site, you can now create easy web sites using sites.google.com or weebly.com (Google is super easy and fast, but has a ho-hum layout) </li></ul><ul><li>Add conferencing freebies like vyew.com </li></ul><ul><li>Use Jing (for free) to create quick screen captures and videos </li></ul><ul><li>More are listed in my web site </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mymathspace.net </li></ul>
  8. 9. Contact information <ul><li>Reva Narasimhan </li></ul><ul><li>Kean University </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.mymathspace.net </li></ul>

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