by Brian Bridges
While CLRN will be presenting several hands-on sessions at the CLMS conference, I’ll be sharing about our blogs and wikis course. Session information is listed below, but I encourage you to arrive early for my special BONUS presentation. I hope to see you Friday ant 2:30.
Blogs and Wikis: Writing Across the Curriculum
Discover a variety of online, collaborative writing tools, and see how teachers are using them to engage their students, participate in online writing projects, and publish to an authentic audience. We’ll review and demonstrate a variety of free resources including Edublogger, pbwiki and Google Docs. Handouts include content standard connections, 100 ways to wiki and blog in the curriculum, and tutorials. Come early for a BONUS presentation.
Each summer, I teach one of the four-day technology integration strands at CTAP 6’s Technology Festival. This summer, I focused on writing in the curriculum using blogs, wikis and Google Docs.
During this writing across the curriculum session, we’ll first look at a variety of ways that teachers and schools have utilized blogs and wikis to add relevancy to the writing process. Writing, reporting, and analyzing is woven into the content standards of every subject area. To that end, one of this session’s handouts outlines specific standards that teachers will be addressing when their students create blog or wiki postings.
We’ll explore a variety of educational blogs and wikis and compare and contrast their best uses. Using two handouts, Blog Strategies and 50 Ways to Wiki, we’ll make connections both to the standards and to current and potential class projects in several subject areas.
I’ll also demonstrate setting up a new Edublogs blog and a pbWiki wiki and show how to customize them for your class. Handouts will include tutorials detailing how to set-up each blog or wiki component. Links to other tutorials, resources, curricular projects, and clients (wordpress) are included as well.
tags technorati : blog, wiki, web20, edublogs, pbwiki, clrn, clms, cue