Wake Up to the Wonderful World of Wikis and Blogs

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To the Wonderful World of Wikis and Blogs

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Blogs Blogger Wordpress Wikis Wikispaces pbworks

Blogs : 

Blogs

Blogs in Plain English : 

Blogs in Plain English

Blogging in Education : 

Blogging in Education

Limited Only by Your Imagination : 

Limited Only by Your Imagination Instructors Content-related blog as professional practice Networking and personal knowledge sharing Instructional tips for students Course announcements and readings Annotated links Students Reflective or writing journals Assignment submission and review Peer review of essay drafts Dialogue for groupwork E-portfolios Share course-related resources

Sample Educational Blogs : 

Sample Educational Blogs This Week in Education http://www.thisweekineducation.com/ Science Blog http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/index.php Cool Cat Teacher http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/ Ed Tech Lady http://edtechlady.blogspot.com/

Try blogging yourself : 

Try blogging yourself The simplest method is to sign up with a blogging service provider, such as Blogger http://www.blogger.com where you can literally start a blog in 2 minutes. You create a username and a password, enter a description of your blog and select a visual theme from a list, which you can change later if you decide you don’t like it. Then you choose a URL and start typing. If you are a fast typist, you can hit the Submit and Publish button before 120 seconds elapses and your blog will go online immediately.

Wikis in Plain English : 

Wikis in Plain English

Wikis: The ultimate collaboration tool : 

Wikis: The ultimate collaboration tool Special web site allows visitors to add, remove, edit & change content Not need access to or knowledge of web publishing software Collaboration Group members work on common document in common location

Wikipedia: Collaborative Dictionary Edited in Real Time by Anyone : 

Wikipedia: Collaborative Dictionary Edited in Real Time by Anyone

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Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and are increasingly being installed by businesses to provide affordable and effective Intranets or for use in Knowledge Management.

How do you use a wiki? : 

How do you use a wiki?

How can we use wikis in education? : 

How can we use wikis in education? Advocate Connect Collaborate Innovate

How can we use wikis? : 

How can we use wikis? Provide a space for free writing Collect data for research projects Share resources, such as websites, annotated bibliographies Lesson summaries/notes posted by students Group/individual assessment projects Collaborative writing and peer review

Wikis in Education : 

Wikis in Education Amistad wiki Collaborative Stories wiki Welker's Wikinomics Page winner of the 2007 EduBlog Awards "Best Educational Wiki" award for students and teachers of Economics. Eckerd College Integrating i3D into Instruction

Teaching & Learning Resources Wiki : 

Teaching & Learning Resources Wiki Toolkit of online resources Course design Course management systems Faculty Development Resources Online Training Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Web 2.0 Learning Theories Learning Styles http://teachinglearningresources.pbworks.com/

WikiBooks : 

WikiBooks http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Foundations_and_Current_Issues_of_Early_Childhood_Education/WikiText_Development_Process Old Dominion—WikiText project Students enrolled in class develop own textbook for the course Started July 10, 2003—mission to create a free collection of open-content textbooks that anyone can edit

Horizon Project : 

Horizon Project http://horizonproject2008.wikispaces.com/ Collaborative global project between classrooms in diverse geographical locations USA (6 classes—4 schools) Japan (1 class) Qatar (2 classes—2 schools) Austria (1 class) Spain (1 class) Australia (2 classes—2 schools)

Choose the Right Tool : 

Choose the Right Tool Blogs Wikis

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