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Wikis And Blogs in the Social Studies Classroom


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Wikis And Blogs in the Social Studies Classroom

  1. 1. Web 2.0 in the Classroom Wikis, Blogs, and more!! Stephen C. Veliz and his PLN
  2. 2. What is Web 2.0 <ul><li>Describes the use of WWW technology to enhance creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users. </li></ul><ul><li>-from Wikipedia </li></ul>
  3. 3. Web 1.0 Web 2.0
  4. 4. Why it's important: Did You Know?
  5. 5. Some Web 2.0 Tools <ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Document Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>and many others. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why use these tools in the classroom? <ul><li>Great motivator for students </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for creativity and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages participation of all students </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes communication between students, teachers, and parents </li></ul><ul><li>A new, interesting way to learn </li></ul>
  7. 7. Wikis <ul><li>From the Hawaiian word for “fast” – wikis are easy-to-create websites that are ideal for projects in the content areas. </li></ul><ul><li>What do wikis do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Here’s Wikis in Plain English </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. How can I use wikis in the classroom? <ul><li>Simple websites </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-reviewed projects </li></ul><ul><li>Group projects </li></ul><ul><li>Manage school and classroom documents </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom discussion and debate </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Post classroom assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with an international classroom </li></ul>
  9. 9. Let’s create a wiki now!!
  10. 10. A beginner’s example: Here’s what we did!!
  11. 13. Blogging: Examples <ul><li>What are blogs? </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger, EduBlogger, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>An example!! </li></ul>
  12. 16. Other Web 2.0 things you should know: <ul><li>PLN – Personal Learning Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis, Nings, and Twitter!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS and Blog Readers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare and other embedables </li></ul>
  13. 17. Tech Tuesdays @ SCMS [email_address] All are welcome!!