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					Wikis, and Blogs

 Andrea Tamarazio
   Erie 1 BOCES
atamarazio@e1b.org
What is a

• THE CONTENT AND PURPOSES
  OF BLOGS VARIES GREATLY —
  FROM LINKS AND COMMENTARY
  ABOUT OTHER WEB SITES, TO
  NEWS ABOUT A
  COMPANY/PERSON/IDEA, TO
  DIARIES, PHOTOS, POETRY, MINI-
  ESSAYS, PROJECT UPDATES,
  EVEN FICTION.
          What is a Blog?
        Wikipedia’s Definition

• A BLOG IS A WEB PAGE MADE UP
  OF USUALLY SHORT,
  FREQUENTLY UPDATED POSTS
  THAT ARE ARRANGED
  CHRONOLOGICALLY.

Common Craft Video
     Blogs vs. Forums
   What are the differences?
• More information on blogs vs.
  forums.
• This site organizes the similarities
  and differences between the two
  topics and also gives definitions for
  terms that are used.
        Blogs vs. Forums
     What are the differences?




This is a
FORUM
      Blogs vs. Forums
   What are the differences?



This is a
BLOG
Blogging Examples
• 2ND Grade Class Weblog

• Mrs. Rikard’s 3rd Grade Blog Site

• Young Adult Novels Blog

• Teaching History Matters

• 5th Grade Math Blog
CLASSBLOGMEISTER.COM
     Things to Think About
• How much personal information will you
  put up about each student?
• How will you assess your student’s
  blogs? Will you assess their Blogs?
• Where will the Blog be done; at home,
  school, or both?
• What does the ability to post a comment
  do for a classroom?
        Blogging Websites
• Wordpress – get a free blog here

• EduBlog – educational blogging service

• KidBlog – Safe and Simple blogs for
  your students
         Wikis vs. Blogs
• A wiki can be a blog,

   but …

      a blog can’t be a wiki!
Wikis in Education

   Andrea Tamarazio
     Erie 1 BOCES
  atamarazio@e1b.org
    Wikis created for WNYRIC
      CSLO/Model Schools
• Erie 1 Online Wiki
  • Users can add/edit pages for CSLO/Model
    Schools, including instructional resources,
    technology tool help, and lesson ideas – Wikis
    in Education Article.
            What is a wiki?
• The term "wiki" comes from a Hawaiian word
  meaning "quick."
• A wiki is an online resource that is easily
  editable by any user from any Internet browser.
• Wikis allow for cross-referencing outside links or
  other pages in the same wiki.
• Anyone can edit anyone else's work in a wiki.
• Wikis can be reverted back to previous edits.
• Wikis were created by Ward Cunningham for the
  Portland Pattern Repository in 1995.
• Web-based wikis can be created with free
  server-based software such as MediaWiki.
                                 Wikis in Plain English
 Walk Through Wikis – Step by Step

• TeacherFirst: Wiki Walk-Through -
 http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/
  • This resource includes basic information about
    wikis, as well as curriculum integration ideas.
    Implementation issues are also addressed.


• Wikispaces - Educational Wikis -
 http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/
             Free Wiki Hosting
• Wikispaces (recommended) - http://www.wikispaces.com/
   • Free Wikis for Teachers and Schools – full privileges
     (premium - no advertisements, secure)

• pbwiki (recommended) - http://pbworks.com/
   • Example: http://mrlindsay.pbwiki.com/

• Zoho Wiki - http://wiki.zoho.com

• Wetpaint - http://www.wetpaint.com/

• BluWiki - http://www.bluwiki.org/go/Main_Page
    Types of Wikis – Examples of Each
•   Encyclopedias
•   Online Text Books
•   Online Dictionaries
•   How-To Guides
•   Best Practice Resources
•   Online Libraries
•   News Wikis
•   Fan Wikis
•   Other Wikis
              Encyclopedias
• Example: Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org

• Beta: Citizendium - http://www.citizendium.org/
        Online Text Books
• Wikibooks -
  http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page
• Wikiversity -
  http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikiversity
• Wikijunior -
  http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior
        Online Dictionaries
• Example: Wiktionary -
  http://www.wiktionary.org
            How-to Guides
• Wikihow - http://wiki.ehow.com/Main-Page

• Wikibooks - Garage Band Quick Tutorial -
  http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Garageband_Qui
  ck_Tutorial

• University of Calgary – Podcasting -
  http://wiki.ucalgary.ca/page/Podcasting
     Best Practice Resources
• Curriki - http://www.curriki.org/
• Library Success -
  http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
• Blended Learning in K-12 -
  http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blended_Learning_in_K-
  12/Introduction
• Monroe 1 Model Schools Wiki -
  http://wiki.monroe.edu/
• Sweet Home Admin Wiki -
  http://sweethomeadminwiki.pbwiki.com/FrontPage
           Online Libraries
• Example: Wikisource -
  http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Main_Page:Engli
  sh

• Video Library -
  http://www.vidipedia.org/Main_Page

• Music Example: Choral Public Domain
  Library - http://cpdl.org
            News Wikis
• Example: Wikinews -
  http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Main_Page
              Other Wikis
• Qwika (wiki search engine) -
  http://www.qwika.com/
• Wikiquote -
  http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Main_Page
• Arbor Heights Elementary School Wiki -
  http://arborheights.wikispaces.com/
• Teen Poetry Wiki -
  http://www.ipl.org/div/teenpoet/
• Science Wiki -
  http://monicabd.wikispaces.com/
  Wiki Lesson Ideas and Curriculum
             Integration
ENGLISH:
  Book reviews and comments
  Socratic Seminars
  Literature Circles
  Free writing
  Writing samples
  Bibliography
  Revisions
  Collaborative writing
   • Example: High School Online Collaborative Writing -
      http://schools.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
   • Example: Teen Poetry Wiki - http://www.ipl.org/div/teenpoet/
Create and post a story or book idea and have feedback and
       changes made for creative writing class
  Essential questions or chapter questions for a novel
  Vocabulary activity
  Current events news
  Updated information for subjects
  Wiki Lesson Ideas and Curriculum
        Integration - Continued
SOCIAL STUDIES:
  Socratic Seminars
  Debates
  Current events news
  Research – Example: Studying Societies at JHK -
  http://studyingsocietiesatjhk.pbwiki.com/

 SCIENCE:
  Species research
  Class review

 ELEMENTARY:
  Wikijunior/Wikibooks - http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior
  Wikispaces – Another 250,000 Wikis in the Classroom Project -
  http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers100K
      More wiki hosting ….
• Compare the wiki hosts of your choice
  with WikiMatrix:

  http://www.wikimatrix.org/index.php
                 Wiki Information
• Wikis in Online Education -
  http://wik.ed.uiuc.edu/index.php/Wikis_in_Online_Education

• Wired, March 2005: The Book Stops Here -
  http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.03/wiki.html

• Marc Bilodeau: Wiki, an Overview -
  http://www.marcbilodeau.com/research/it/wiki.pdf

• For Teachers New to Wikis -
  http://writingwiki.org/default.aspx/WritingWiki/For%20Teachers%20
  New%20to%20Wikis.html

• eSchool News Online, January 25, 2006 -
  http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStory.cfm?ArticleID=6069

• Weblogg-ed Links: Wikis - http://webloggedlinks.pbwiki.com/Wikis
                     Issues with Wikis
•   Andy Carvin Presentation – Wiki Revolution

•   Internet encyclopedias go head to head - Wikipedia comes close to Britannica in
    terms of the accuracy of its science entries, a Nature investigation finds.

•   Wikipedia: External peer review

•   Wikipedia and Britannica - The Kid’s All Right (And So’s the Old Man)

•   eSchoolNews on Citizendium - 2/22/07

•   Where Flattery, Insult Lives Side by Side (Buffalo News, 3/12/2006) – access
    through Infotrac (New York State Newspapers) on WNYRIC School Library
    System Catalog or by NYS library card

•   The Latest on Virginia Tech, From Wikipedia (New York Times, 4/23/2007) -
    access through Infotrac (New York State Newspapers) on WNYRIC School
    Library System Catalog or by NYS library card
Contact Information


Andrea Tamarazio
  atamarazio@e1b.org

				
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