MY THOUGHTS ARE IN CAPS.
Going over definitions of blogs and wikis. Did a show of hands to survey who the audience is.
PLC grant (professional Learning Community) gavehen the direction for this.
Going over what is a blog and a wiki.
Noting that blogs and in reversed chronolgical order. Some pages appear in static, meaning that they don’t change and can be used as portfolios for students.
Watching the camping trip planning video to describe wikis and how they are useful to collaborate.
THE AUDIENCE SEEMS TO LIKE THE VIDEO AND FINDS IT HELPFUL IN UNDERSTANDING WIKIS.
One downside to wikis: only one person can edit at a time.
Showing some examples of wikis.
One presenter is discussing using wikis to make collaborattive lesson plans. THIS IS AIMED AT THE COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATORS, NOT FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS.
Discussing the email notification features of wikis.
STILL LOOKING FOR IDEAS ON USING WIKIS FOR CLASSROOM LEARNING.
Now talking about disocvrries that they found while trying to incorperate wikis and blogs into teaching. It made students more resonsible, students learned from each other, gave a voice and presence to the introvert (INTERESTING), etc. Presenter describes that this may be because this is the natural language for so many now.
Explaining a few more lessons learned about wikis. Be sure your IT department is strong and in place before you begin. Additionally, warn students about frustrations and explain that this is a “new way to explainld things.”
Looking at graphs of the results to see that a majority of the students felt like the use of wikis and blogs increased interactions between the profs and students. Additionally, the quality of instruction was enhanced.
Audience asked which sites to reccomend. Answers: wiki – PB Works (allows for folder management); blogging – no real preference.
GOOD PRESENTATION. OBVIOUSLY GEARED TOWARD THE COLLEGE LEVEL. I DIDNT WALK AWAY WITH MANY TOOLS, JUST CONFIRMATION THAT THERE IS ROOM IN EDUCATION FOR WIKIS.