Blogs Also known as a web log A tool for collaboration in a in the 21 st century classroom Allows one to share ideas and thoughts with the world.
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Blogs Also known as a web log A tool for collaboration in a in the 21 st century classroom Allows one to share ideas and thoughts with the world and get their feed back http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=rJ1JVGdUxkc&NR =1 http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=rJ1JVGdUxkc&NR =1
Blogs: Advantages for Classroom Use A place where parents can connect with their child learning process Enhance communication and collaboration within the school environment and the community Gets students excited about their learning and they learn from each other as they communicate and collaborate Allows students to safely express their ideas and thoughts and demonstrate their creativity
Blogs: Disadvantages for Classroom Use Safety and security issues Parent permission Keeping track of who can blog Unwanted visitor Keeping blogs current and up to date can be time consuming Digital divide Access for all students Blogging topic Following and giving feedback can be time consuming
Blogs: Best for Classroom Use http://edublogs.org/ http://edublogs.org/ lets you easily create & manage student & teacher blogs, quickly customize designs and include videos, photos & podcasts - it's safe, easy and secure. http://kidblog.org/home.php http://kidblog.org/home.php designed for elementary and middle school teachers who want to provide each student with their own, unique blog. simple, yet powerful tools allow students to publish posts and participate in discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs.
Blogs: Uses in the Classroom Provide information about the classroom curriculum, assignments, important dates, and so on. Provide a place for students to post their writing and/or projects for an authentic audience to view and comment. Provide a place for students to collaborate on a project Provide a place to create a digital portfolio http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=Vpe049Bx_jc http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=Vpe049Bx_jc
Wikis Collaboration tool that allows users to freely create and edit a web page content. “supports hyperlinks and has a simple text syntax for creating new pages and cross-links between internal pages on the fly.” it encourages democratic use of the Web and promotes content composition by nontechnical users.
Wikis: Advantages for Classroom Use Provides students an opportunity to publish in a collaborative environment Provides students an opportunity to discover new knowledge instead of just being handed to them Provides students an opportunity to be active in their learning Provide a venue for their creativity
Wikis: Disadvantages for Classroom Use Anyone can edit so the creator needs to regulate user access. Open to SPAM and Vandalism if not managed properly. Digital divide Requires Internet connectivity to collaborate With many students contributing the organization and structure could become disorganized. As a wiki grows, the facilitators must constantly monitor content
Wikis: Best for Classroom Use Wikispaces Simple to set-up and use Organized format, simple interface, easy navigation bar, and multimedia capabilities Easy editing and sharing Allow for multiple wiki, which can be accessed from the tool bar Easily create and manage student accounts
Wikis: Uses in the Classroom Resource creation Helpful sites How to directions Student participation Peer review Digital student portfolio Group projects Track project and participation Student interaction/collaboration Data collection Classroom Information Calendar Assignments Curriculum information
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