Blogs & Wikis in the Classroom

Welcome to the Workshop!

Blogs and wikis are two of the most cutting-edge and helpful tools in a technology-infused classroom. Both platforms allow students to collaborate effectively, practice writing and literacy skills, and publish work online (among other things). Today, we’ll be looking at both blogs and wikis, discussing the difference, seeing how some students & teachers are using this technology in the classroom, and finally, creating either a blog or a wiki of our own.

Today’s Agenda:

1) What are blogs and wikis? What’s the difference?

2) Overview of Blogging

3) Overview of Wikis

4) Reviewing classroom blogs and wikis

5) Creating a blog or a wiki for our classroom


Blog Links:

Blogging with Students
http://teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/incorptech/blogging.htm

Blogging Across the Curriculum
http://mywebspace.quinnipiac.edu/PHastings/bac.html

Will Richardson’s blogging in the classroom site
http://www.weblogg-ed.com

Bud the Teacher’s Blog
http://budtheteacher.typepad.com

Old School News Student Blog
http://www.oldeschoolnews.com/news

The Secret Life of Bees Blog
http://weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/bees

Grandview Library Student Bloggers
http://www.grandviewlibrary.org/StudentBlogs.aspx

Digital Anthology of Ms. Angala’s Exceptional Students
http://digitalanthology.blogspot.com

New York City Teacher Bloggers
http://groups.google.com/group/NYCTeacherBloggers

Class Blogmeister
http://classblogmeister.com/index.php

PS 261 Class 408 Blog
http://ps261class408.blogspot.com

The Reflective Teacher
http://thereflectiveteacher.wordpress.com

The Neighborhood School’s Blog
http://theneighborhoodschool.org/blog

Blogger.com
http://www.blogger.com

Live Journal
http://www.livejournal.com

WordPress
http://www.wordpress.com

EduBlogs
http://www.edublogs.org


Wiki Links:

What’s a Wiki?
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/incorptech/wiki.htm

Wikipedia
http://wikipedia.org

Education World article about student wikis:
http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/sites/sites079.shtml

High School Online Collaborative Writing:
http://schools.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

The Neighborhood School’ wiki:
http://theneighborhoodschool.org/wiki

Middle School Math Wiki

http://dedworthmaths.pbwiki.com

Arbor Heights Elementary School Wikis

http://arborheights.wikispaces.com

Roland Elementary School Wiki
http://rolandelementaryschool.pbwiki.com/FrontPage

Educators Hostile to Wikipedia?:
http://www.andycarvin.com/archives/2005/07/turning_wikiped.html

Wikispaces
http://www.wikispaces.com

PB Wiki

http://www.pbwiki.com

How Can I Use a Wiki in the Classroom?
http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Classroom+Wikis

Wiki in a K-12 Classroom
http://wik.ed.uiuc.edu/index.php/Wiki_in_a_K-12_classroom

The Art of Using Wikispaces to Teach
http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2005/12/wiki-wiki-teaching-art-of-using-wiki.html

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2 responses to “Blogs & Wikis in the Classroom

  1. I’d like to share a math publishing plugin for WordPress.org that may be useful for math, science, and other teachers. It is called WordPress Math Publisher:
    http://www.embeddedcomponents.com/blogs/wordpress/wpmathpub/

  2. Pingback: links for 2009-03-16 « Donna Murray

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