Why Use a Wiki? Provides ability to amass and publish wide-ranging tailor-made resource easily Can showcase Best Practices Fosters collaboration and interaction Provides means to publish online texts
How Do I Get Started? Use PB Wiki or JotSpot For pbwiki, go to http://www.pbwiki.comhttp://www.pbwiki.com Click View Demo Other free tools with free hosting & levels of permissions and access –SeedWiki –Wikicities
What Is a Blog? Easily created, updateable website that allows author or authors to publish instantly to Internet from any connection Not built on static chunks of content Engages readers with ideas, questions, and links Will Richardson. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts. 2006
Blogs in Plain English YouTube Video By Lee Lefever
Why Use Blogs? Promotes critical and analytical thinking Is medium for increasing access to quality information Combines solitary reflection and social interaction Extends classroom interaction beyond walls Provides means for online filing cabinet
How Do I Get Started? Sign up for blog at Blogger www.blogger.com Free & easy to use Can create as many blogs as you want with levels of privacy
How Can I Learn from Others Using Educator Blogs? Alan Levine http://www.nmc.org/blog/alanAlan Levine Anne Davis http://anne.teachesme.comAnne Davis Stephen Downes http://www.downes.ca/Stephen Downes David Warlick http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/David Warlick Tim Wilson http://technosavvy.orgTim Wilson
What Is a Podcast? An audio or video file on the Internet that is delivered to a user’s computer or hand held device Is available on a subscription basis NOTE: An Apple iPod is not required.
Podcasting in Plain English YouTube Video By Lee Lefever
Why Podcast? Easy method to share information with students & colleagues –Tech Tool Reviews –Video How-to Presentations –Discussions on Course-related Topics –Guest Speakers –Sharing and Commenting on Student Work
Where to Find Podcasts? NOVA on iTunes U – http://www.nvcc.edu/about-nova/itunesu/index.html iTunes Store Podcast Directories – http://www.ipodder.org/ http://www.podcastalley.com/ http://www.podcastdirectory.com/
How Do I Listen to a Podcast? Subscribe. Use Podcatcher software known as aggregator. iTunes (most popular) or Doppler Radio http://www.dopplerradio.net/http://www.dopplerradio.net/ Podcast is available through RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed.
What Hardware Is Needed to Create Podcast? A computer - either a PC or a Mac. PC – Pentium 4, 1 gig of space. A soundcard that features a mic-in jack. A microphone. Prices from $9 - $150.
Recording Software PC or MAC – Audacity with LAME MP3 encoder – free, open-source http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ MAC – GarageBand $79 http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/
A Road Map to Your Podcast 1.Determine Audience 2.Define your Message 3.Develop script or outline 4.Assemble gear and equipment 5.Record 6.Edit 7.Convert to mp3 8.Publish and promote
Legality Issues Beware of using licensed music. Use public domain or music under Creative Commons license.
Odeo http://www.odeo.com/http://www.odeo.com/ Garageband http://www.garageband.com/ http://www.garageband.com/ Create your own music with Fruity Loops, Acid, or Garage Band (MAC)