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IV-STEM - Introduction to Blogs, Wikis, RSS

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IV-STEM - Introduction to Blogs, Wikis, RSS

  1. 1. Blogs, RSS, and Wikis Scott S. Floyd, M. Ed. White Oak ISD [email_address] http://www.txbluebonnetw p.org/bluebonnet/Blog/Blog.html Viewable at http://slideshare.net/sabestian
  2. 2. Blogs <ul><li>Public or private publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Date/time stamp </li></ul><ul><li>Commenting to extend the conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Commenting Controls </li></ul><ul><li>Can publish blog into hard-bound book </li></ul><ul><li>Characterized by a “Pull” instead of “Push” theory of literacy access </li></ul><ul><li>Offers easy opportunity to extend classroom conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Can be accessed from any Internet connection with browser </li></ul>
  3. 3. Blogs - Free Blogs <ul><li>Class Blogmeister </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Blogs - Useful Resources <ul><li>“ Teach Digital Wiki - Blogging” </li></ul><ul><li>“Blog if You Love Learning” </li></ul><ul><li>“Second Nature - Extending dialogue in the blogosphere” - Commenting on blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Tools Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs in Education Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>“Successful and Safe Educational Blogging” </li></ul><ul><li>Blurb - Software to publish blog to book form </li></ul>
  5. 5. Wikis <ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Monitors history of edits by date and user </li></ul><ul><li>Allows user to revert to a previous version </li></ul><ul><li>Can invite other users to access at different levels </li></ul><ul><li>Can be accessed from any Internet connection with browser </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wikis - Free Wikis <ul><li>JotSpot </li></ul><ul><li>PBWiki </li></ul><ul><li>WetPaint </li></ul><ul><li>WikiSpaces </li></ul>
  7. 7. Wikis - Useful Resources <ul><li>“Wiki Collaboration Across the Curriculum” includes tutorial video as well </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Rubric (pdf file) </li></ul><ul><li>Article of Wiki Pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>“What is RSS and How Do I Start Using It?” </li></ul><ul><li>“Wiki While You Work - Basic” </li></ul><ul><li>“The Art of Using Wiki Pages to Teach” </li></ul><ul><li>“Wild About Wikis” </li></ul>
  8. 8. RSS <ul><li>Used to notify user of new posts, comments, or changes </li></ul><ul><li>Used with blogs, wikis, podcasts, newspapers, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient tool </li></ul><ul><li>Used widely to improve Personal Learning Network efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Browser-based, Plug-in-based, email-based </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to use </li></ul>
  9. 9. RSS - Aggregators/Feed Readers <ul><li>Bloglines - browser based, can be accessed from any Internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader - - browser based, can be accessed from any Internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>FeedBurner - can be added to your blog to allow others to subscribe via email for any new posts </li></ul>
  10. 10. RSS - Useful Resources How to explain RSS the Oprah Way HOW TO: Getting Started with RSS RSS: A quickstart guide for educ ators, by Will Richardson Using Bloglines (or How to keep up with dozens of blogs everyday ) RSS Ideas for Educators 1.1, by Quentin D'Souza Advance d Training “RSS for Educators” RSS - A Four Part Series (Basic and Advanced)
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