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:

http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/web20/ - Video tutorials on these Web 2.0 Tools for the classroom from Vikki Blackwell.

http://webworkerdaily.com/2007/07/13/15-productive-uses-for-a-wiki/ - Gives 15 Productive uses for a Wiki

http://www.podcastforteachers.org/Who'sUsingPodcastingInEducationAndHow.htm#examples - Who is Using Podcasting in Education and HOW?

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/50-free-tools-to-make-your-ipod-better-and/ - 50 FREE tools to make your iPod better.

http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/infolit/podsoft/ - Podcasting Tools

http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~nshelley/index.html - Podcasting in the Classroom – Teacher Resource

http://poducateme.com/guide/ Practical Solutions Guide for Podcasting in Education

http://www.problogger.net/archives/2007/08/19/113-must-read-blogging-tips/ - 113 Blogging Tips

http://knowledgetree.flexiblelearning.net.au/edition04/pdf/Blogging_to_Learn.pdf PDF on Blogging to Learn

http://www.instigatorblog.com/10-questions-to-ask-before-launching-your-blog/2007/03/12/ - 10 Questions to Ask Before Launching Your Blog

http://k12online.wm.edu/its_elementary/player.html Blogs, Wikis & Podcasts in the Classroom Tutorial from Australia

Wikis – We have all heard of Wikipedia, but here are some other examples:

http://davidwarlick.com/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Main.RetoolingForTheMillennialChild – Retooling for the Millennial Child

http://schools.wikia.com/wiki/Physics - NYC High School Writing project for Physics Wiki Page.

http://schools.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page - NYC High School online Collaborative Writing.

http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com/ - ShiftHappens video Wiki

http://wiki.monroe.edu/index.php?title=Main_Page – Monroe BOCES Model Schools Wiki for technology.

http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:Main_Page - 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.

http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Muppet_Wiki - This shows how bizarre and detailed a Wiki can Actually get.

https://tools-4-teachers.wikispaces.com/ - This is Ulster BOCES Educational Wiki of resources for educators.

http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers100K - FREE WIki Space for Educators

Blogs - Directly below are some great educational blogs:

Some Classroom & other Educational Blogs:

http://www.b2rocks.blogspot.com/ - B2 - A Classroom of 6-7 Yr Olds

http://bitsnbytesnews.blogspot.com/ - Our Local Teacher Resource Blog by Karen and Sean

http://www.puritansguidetosecondlife.blogspot.com/ - Blog for Educational uses in Second Life – a 3D virtual world.

http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/slblogs/ - More Popular Second Life Educational Blogs

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/ - Daily Writing Tips Blog

http://awd.cl.uh.edu/blog/ - Blogs in education – elementary through college.


http://chatt.hdsb.ca/~magps/boylit/Podcasting%20in%20Education – Podcasting in Education

http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/ Lit to Go - is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format.

http://edtechtalk.com/ItsElementary - Ed Tech Talk Podcasts

http://www.twit.tv/ - This Week in Technology – one of the hottest podcasts around.

http://techtools4teachers.mypodcast.com/index.html - Tech Tools 4 Teachers Podcast – a supplement to the Bits-n-Bytes News Blog (http://www.bitsnbytesnews.blogspot.com)

https://web1.caryacademy.org/facultywebs/joselyn_todd/science7_podcasts/ptp/periodic_table_of_podcasts.htm - Chemistry Periodic Table Podcast

http://pdtogo.com/smart/?page_id=28 – Podcasting can even be used for Professional Development or a classroom supplement as in these SmartBoard Lesson Podcasts.


Mike said...

Great reference post. Thanks!

John Somers said...

Excellent resource page for principals and PD professionals to understand how to deliver content through technology.

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DRE said...

This is a great list of recources for principals and PD professionals. I find that it might be easier for them if they all knew about this page or had access to it. They should even think about making an online quiz for Wikipedia to see who really has a good idea of how many resources we really have out there.

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