Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Wikis, Blogs & Podcasts - Oh My!!

If you are like many of the teachers I work with, then you are not only still trying to understand what each of these educational mediums are, but also how they can be used effectively in the classroom. I put together the following, which basically give a tutorial or informational sites to use when designing these items for educational uses. Next, I gave mostly educational examples of Wikis, Blogs and Podcasts for educators to see how these items are used and can be incorporated into the curriculum as an instructional tool to support and enhance learning.

Tutorials/Informational Site: - Video tutorials on these Web 2.0 Tools for the classroom from Vikki Blackwell. - Gives 15 Productive uses for a Wiki'sUsingPodcastingInEducationAndHow.htm#examples - Who is Using Podcasting in Education and HOW? - 50 FREE tools to make your iPod better. - Podcasting Tools - Podcasting in the Classroom – Teacher Resource Practical Solutions Guide for Podcasting in Education - 113 Blogging Tips PDF on Blogging to Learn - 10 Questions to Ask Before Launching Your Blog Blogs, Wikis & Podcasts in the Classroom Tutorial from Australia

Wikis – We have all heard of Wikipedia, but here are some other examples: – Retooling for the Millennial Child - NYC High School Writing project for Physics Wiki Page. - NYC High School online Collaborative Writing. - ShiftHappens video Wiki – Monroe BOCES Model Schools Wiki for technology. - Wikiversity is a community for the creation and use of free learning materials and activities. Wikiversity is a multidimensional social organization dedicated to learning, teaching, research and service. - This shows how bizarre and detailed a Wiki can Actually get. - This is Ulster BOCES Educational Wiki of resources for educators. - FREE WIki Space for Educators

Blogs - Directly below are some great educational blogs:

Some Classroom & other Educational Blogs: - B2 - A Classroom of 6-7 Yr Olds - Our Local Teacher Resource Blog by Karen and Sean - Blog for Educational uses in Second Life – a 3D virtual world. - More Popular Second Life Educational Blogs - Daily Writing Tips Blog - Blogs in education – elementary through college.

Podcasts: – Podcasting in Education Lit to Go - is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. - Ed Tech Talk Podcasts - This Week in Technology – one of the hottest podcasts around. - Tech Tools 4 Teachers Podcast – a supplement to the Bits-n-Bytes News Blog ( - Chemistry Periodic Table Podcast – Podcasting can even be used for Professional Development or a classroom supplement as in these SmartBoard Lesson Podcasts.

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FEEDJIT Live Traffic Feed

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