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The basics of wikis, blogs and podcasts: what they are and how to use them in class.

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  • 1.WIKIS, BLOGS AND PODCASTS IN CLASS Megan Poore

2. GUIDING QUESTION How can we engage with students learning more meaningfully and personally that is, in ways that hook into theireveryday experiencesand that build on theircurrent knowledgeusing technology? 3.

  • Web 2.0
  • 2. Blogs, podcasts, wikis
    • Overview
    • Examples
    • Benefits
    • Uses
    • Considerations
    • Resources

COVERAGE 4.

  • Web 2.0 is not a software package
  • It is theread-write web

WEB 2.0 5. OReilly (2005: online) WEB 2.0 WEB 1.0 WEB 2.0 Ofoto Flickr Mp3.com Napster Britannica Online Wikipedia Personal websites Blogging Publishing Participation Content mgt systs. Wikis Directories (taxonomy) Tagging (folksonomy) Stickiness Syndication Software as package Software as service 6.

  • Social networking
  • Wikis
  • MySpace, Facebook
  • Blogs
  • Podcasting
  • Tagging, RSS

WEB 2.0 7. BLOGGING 8.

  • Website
  • Can be personal orprofessional
  • Single or multipleauthors
  • Newest materialshown at the top

WHAT IS A BLOG? 9.

  • Canincludelinks, photos, video, audio, graphics
  • Posts aretagged
  • Posts arearchived
  • Readers can makecomments

WHAT IS A BLOG? 10. BLOGGING EXAMPLES http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=31112 http://classblogmeister.com/blog http://mrdarnell.edublogs.org/ Mr. Darnells English Class 11. Extreme Biology BLOGGING EXAMPLES http://www.missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/ http://psstudenttalk.wordpress.com/ Mr Voigts StudentDiscussion Board 12.

  • Connectionwith others
  • Engage thecommunity

BLOGGING BENEFITS:CONNECTION 13.

  • Audience
  • Createconnections
  • Developinglinks/networkswith others
  • Readersin the wider world

BLOGGING BENEFITS:NETWORKS 14. Richardson (2006: 40-2)

  • Providetipsfor other teachers
  • Reflect onpractice
  • Shareideas
  • Explore important issues in theprofession

BLOGGING BY ANDFOR TEACHERS 15. Possible topics/uses BLOGGING BY ANDFOR TEACHERS Professional issues Resource sharing DiscoveriesPedagogy Classroom issues Curriculum Reflections on practice Educational policy Tips and tools School issues Networking Community announcements 16.

  • Communicate latestinfo
  • Portalfor whats available
  • Addlinks
  • Provideadvice
  • Point toassignment info
  • Communicate withparents

BLOGGINGFOR STUDENTS 17. Richardson (2006: 40-2) and UHCL (n.d.:online)

  • Postclass-relatedinfo
  • Instructionaltips
  • Assignmentreview
  • Assignmentsubmission
  • Post prompts forreflectionon class topics

BLOGGINGFOR STUDENTS 18.

  • Comment onnewsitems
  • Comment oncurrent issues
  • Discuss thelearning journey
  • Discussworkshopactivities
  • Writing journals
  • E-portfolios

Richardson (2006: 40-2) and UHCL (n.d.:online)BLOGGING BYSTUDENTS: IDEAS 19.

  • Blogs forindividualstudents
  • Blogs forgroupsof students
  • But ... What are youraims ?

BLOGGING BYSTUDENTS: IDEAS 20.

  • Beclearabout why you will use a blog over other things
  • Use blogs for what they are good for
  • Useprovenblogging tools
  • Blogging is not for everyone

Farmer 2005: online BLOGGINGCONSIDERATIONS 21.

  • Audience
  • Publicdomain?
  • Creative Commons
  • Freedom ofexpression
  • Defamation,libel

BLOGGINGCONSIDERATIONS 22.

  • Privacy , access,security
  • Safeinternet use and behaviour
  • Protectyour real name, e-mail account, personal info

BLOGGINGCONSIDERATIONS 23.

  • Institutional policy &guidelines
  • Safelearning environment

BLOGGINGCONSIDERATIONS 24. BLOGGINGRESOURCES https://www.blogger.com/start http://wordpress.com/ http://meganpooredemonstration.wordpress.com/ Username: meganpooredemonstration Password: meggelina 25. http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/blog/blogbasics.cfm http://edublogs.org/ http://meganpooredemonstration.wordpress.com/ TF BLOGGINGRESOURCES 26. PODCASTING 27.

  • Audioavailable on the internet
  • NOT just downloads or streams
  • You cansubscribeto a podcast

WHAT ISPODCASTING? 28. PODCASTINGEXAMPLES http://sloanspace.blogspot.com/2006/08/podcast-examples.html http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/radio/index.html Radio For Kids, By Kids 29.

  • Itsnarrowcasting
  • Audience reach
  • No time limitfor episodes
  • You caneditstuff
  • Link to blogs

PODCASTING BENEFITS:GENERAL 30.

  • Reachinto the community
  • Vision-impaired
  • Inclusive
  • Flexible
  • Listen again
  • Humanelement of voice
  • Personalcommunication

PODCASTING BENEFITS: FOR LISTENERS 31.

  • Listen to a few different podcasts before you start
  • Keep itshort
  • Determine youraudience
  • Make sure you havefresh content
  • Equipment ??

PODCASTINGCONSIDERATIONS 32.

  • Watch out for
    • Keeping up themomentum
    • Timespent on podcasting
    • File size
    • Release andindemnity
    • Podsafemusic
    • Qualityaudio

PODCASTINGCONSIDERATIONS 33. PODCASTINGRESOURCES http://odeo.com/ http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ http://www.meganpoore.com/ http://www.webmonkey.com/webmonkey/multimedia/audio_mp3/ 34. http://learninginhand.com/podcasting/index.html learning in hand http://www.poducateme.com/guide/ PODCASTINGRESOURCES 35. WIKIING 36.

  • A website that allows you tocreate and editweb pages
  • Allows users tocollaborateon a single page

WHAT IS A WIKI? 37. WIKI EXAMPLES http://acrospire.pbwiki.com/ http://meganpoore.pbwiki.com/ Math 12V Outcomes Portfolio 38. http://goapes.wikispaces.com/ WIKI EXAMPLES http://welkerswikinomics.wetpaint.com/?t=anon http://salutetoseuss.wikispaces.com/ 39.

  • Easyself-publication
  • Encourages collaboration andteamwork
  • Easy set-up and management
  • Easysharingof info
  • Facilitatescommunication

WIKI BENEFITS:FOR HUMANS Wet Paint (2007: online) 40.

  • Easyto use
  • Centrallocation for document building anddrafting
  • Document/contentmanagement
  • Versioncontrol
  • You will getnotificationsof changes made

WIKI BENEFITS:ADMIN Wet Paint (2007: online) 41.

  • Resource/researchcollections
  • Sharing ofinfo
  • Groupprojects
  • Posting class/courseguides

WIKIING:IDEAS Wet Paint (2007: online) 42.

  • Peer review
  • Group FAQ
  • Brainstorming
  • FAQs

Wet Paint (2007: online)WIKIING:IDEAS 43.

  • Wiki users should have a clearcommon goal
  • Wikis can build up areas ofredundancy
  • Trustis all
  • Need astrong wiki community
  • Must be valuable on apersonallevel

WIKIINGCONSIDERATIONS Davies(n.d.) 44.

  • Issues overprovenance
  • Lack of collaboration andcollegiality
  • Some can get concerned over whoownswhat ideas

WIKIINGCONSIDERATIONS 45.

  • Start pages for different topics
  • e.g., assignment info
  • Aims and objectives
  • Instructions
  • Due date/submission info
  • Advice, links
  • Resources

WIKIINGFOR TEACHERS 46. WIKIINGRESOURCES http://www.wetpaint.com/ http://www.jot.com/ http://pbwiki.com/ 47. McGee and Diaz (2007: 38-40) SELECTINGTECHNOLOGY

  • Know yourorganisation s needs and external image
  • Know yourstudents
  • Know yourchallenges

48. McGee and Diaz (2007: 38-40)

  • Supportwhat you implement
  • Tech is a means to an end

SELECTINGTECHNOLOGY 49.

  • Choose a web tool
  • Write anoutline . Consider
    • Audience/studentneeds
    • Aims/concept /outcomes
    • How you wouldconstructa
      • Workshop? Unit? Individual program?
    • Challenges

EXERCISE 50. Davies, Jonathan. n.d. Wiki Brainstorming and Problems with Wiki Based Collaboration. Unpublished Masters thesis, University of York, 2004. Farmer, James. 2005. How you should use blogs in education.http://blogsavvy.net/how-you-should-use-blogs-in-educationAccessed: 2 December 2007. McGee, Patricia A. and Veronica Diaz. 2007. Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs! Oh, My! What is a Faculty Member Supposed to Do? inEDUCAUSE Review , 42 (5): 2841.Richardson, Will. 2006.Blogs, Wiki, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms .Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press. Teaching Today. n.d. Blog Basics.http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles/blog-basicsAccessed: 2 December 2007. REFERENCES 51. UHCL. n.d.Blogs in Education . University of Houston Clear Lake. Accessed 17 Jan 2008. Wet Paint. 2007. Wikis in the Classroom.http://www.wetpaint.com/category/Education--Wikis-In-The-ClassroomAccessed: 2 December 2007. REFERENCES 52. www.meganpoore.com MORE INFO 53. LICENCE