Blogs and Wikis. Instructional Technology Services of Central Ohio, Inc. December 11, 2008 SOITA Dayton, Ohio. Rachel Lacy [email protected] Established over 30 years ago to provide Instructional Television Services to Ohio Schools
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Blogs and Wikis
Instructional Technology Services of Central Ohio, Inc.
December 11, 2008
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What is Web 2.0?
I Didn’t know there was a web 1.0….
The Read/Write Web…..
Collaboration in the Classroom:
Working Together=Working Smarter
The Interactive Web
The Social Web
What is a Wiki?
What is it?
A slideshow from PB Wiki
Make a free wiki as easily as a
Peanut butter sandwich.
A wiki is an easy-to-use free web page that multiple people can edit.
In the classroom, a wiki is a free tool that empowers every student to participate in group projects.
James has assigned a team research project.What can he do to encourage the students to work together, share resources and create high quality work?
Three great ways to communicate
“It's so easy to create a site to help guide students along with projects. I have found that it's a good way to make handouts available to students - I just point them at the web address. I post links to my PBwiki sites on Rockford's site so that parents can access project guidelines as well.”
Rockford High School
Mary wants to be sure her students are is protected from the wider internet.
How can she make certain her online site is off limits to child predators?
How can she be sure that her students won’t be drawn onto the web?
You set the password.
You choose who participates.
Jamie wants to make certain her students act appropriately on line.
Will her students write offensive comments?
How can she monitor her students activity?
Edits are time stamped. You know who made changes and when they were made.
Wikis are Free and Easy to set up
No IT department is needed!
Simply create a password and begin
Set it up and it works
just like typing in Microsoft Word
Just like creating a Word document
Just click and begin
Easily insert Images and Video
Step 3 – You’re Done!!!
Teachers can make coursework and homework information easily available to both students and parents.
With easy to use plugins you can create a calendar.
Quickly create new pages
Templates designed with teachers in mind
Unlimited pages for free educator wikis!
For more ideas check out the PBwiki educator page. You can find tips, suggestions, templates and a community of fellow teacher users.
A Wiki Movie
Great Wiki Examples and Integration Ideas
What is a blog?
What is it?
Blogs in theClassroom
Advantages of Using a Blog
Let’s build a blog and wiki