What does a blog do that a discussion list or wiki can not do? This week in our course we have been discussing blogs. I personally prefer to use both wikis and blogs. I find blogs more difficult to get students to use. This is because blogs usually require more communication with language. I always think of blogs as online diaries. Who is really interested in reading your blog? The only people who will be reading my blogging during this class are my classmates, maybe, and the instructor because… Continue
Added by Carol E. Kubota on January 21, 2010 at 7:05pm —
I am just started to look into this and am trying to get started planning for next year....but I need your help! Does anyone have any ideas about using these in the classroom? I am a secondary math teacher and what to integrate some of them into my classroom. Also, any ideas on how to keep it safe, introduce it to parents to get their support, how not to just use it but use it effectively, etc.
Added by Misty Bradley on July 2, 2009 at 8:55am —
This is the first blog I have entered..trying to be more active here.
I really want to start using wikis in some or all of my classes. I took the first step right before christmas and had some students create a meteorology wiki for a final project. There wasn't as much original thought as I had hoped for, but all in all it turned out okay.
Last week, I created a wiki for my forensics class to unite everything we do in there. I think this could be a great resource for… Continue
Added by Micki Fries on February 16, 2009 at 12:45pm —
Would love for you to follow my blog, give me feedback, advice and input in what I am trying to do with my teachers and students. We are and I am reflecting on implementing wikis, blogs, voicethreads, podcasting, collaborative projects...
Diary of a Technology Supporter
Added by Melissa Smith on February 1, 2009 at 5:22pm —
I love MediaWiki. It is the engine of the Wikipedia and a great environment to work with.
That being said, it is more complex to install and administrate than many web 2.0 platforms.
Can anyone recommend a simpler free and open source wiki that is easier to install and administer?
I'm not interested in hosted solutions--just open source that one could run on shared server space.
Added by Steve O'Connor on November 6, 2008 at 6:29pm —
Are you new to using an interactive whiteboard (IWB)? Have you used one for ages but want some other ideas? Are you using an IWB regularly but know you could use it better? Then you are invited to join the Whiteboard Challenge!
Whiteboard Challenge Wiki
The aim of this challenge:
To improve the use of interactive whiteboards in the classroom and to stimulate more discussion about how they can best… Continue
Added by Jess McCulloch on August 5, 2008 at 7:25am —
I can't put the issue of technology and how we respond to it more simply than this. Teachers and schools are faced with a stark and simple choice - either we recognise and embrace how new technologies have utterly transformed how people access, share and create knowledge and help our students to use these technologies as effective learning tools, or we stick with the media and means of instruction that we are used to and comfortable with and consign ourselves to the dustbin of… Continue
Added by David Johncock on May 6, 2008 at 2:35am —
The Internet world of many teachers I mentor at several different schools has been shaken up recently by the installation of “new and improved” school filtering systems. It is not the fault of these schools’ tech coordinators, who are struggling valiantly to unblock good resources and keep within the boundaries of policy and law while they are doing it. Rather, the schools have been sold services by vendors who seem to believe that the ‘read only’ web is easier to deal with in educational… Continue
Added by Linda Loder on April 17, 2008 at 8:46am —
Cross posted on educatorslog.in
Its a tech world now. We are all trapped in this heavily wired world (now getting wireless). At homes, at workplaces, be it anywhere, its technology all the way. In education, its essentially the computer when we talk of technology in education. Information is just a click away, so why not make the most of it? In the classrooms, instruction for all subjects integrating the computer still needs to be put together by the… Continue
Added by Varnika Kapoor on January 12, 2008 at 2:30am —