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NELS is now FOSSEd. FOSSEd.jpg

The 2007 Presentation was done through Moodle - connect from the side navigation.

Please post your comments on your NELS experiences? Ask any questions you have on using Web 2.0 tools.
Remember, this is a WIKI - don't hesitate to add to others comments.

A case study on Using Wikis in school - Terry Freedman's blog

Sharon - I absolutely loved being part of this year's NELS event. I feel lucky to be able to work with such progressive minds and enthusiastic participants. http://www.sharonbetts.org/site/pmwiki.php
We ended up using Education Bridges for this. http://www.educationbridges.org/mediawiki/index.php/Conference_Stuff

University of New Hampshire - agenda

WELCOME BACK to OPENSOURCE TEACHER STRAND
Afternoon Sessions

Tie up ends from morning sessions

BLOGS --
What is a Blog?
Description -
A weblog, which is usually shortened to blog, is a type of website where entries are made (such as in a journal or diary), displayed in a reverse chronological order. Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. Most blogs are primarily textual although many focus on photographs, videos or audio. The word blog can also be used as a verb, meaning adding an entry to a blog. Read more at Wikipedia __http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog__

Try one as a student: **__http://sbetts.edublogs.org__**
    • Click on Comments

Why would I want to Blog?

  • Expanded audience
  • Authentic publishing
  • 24 / 7 Access
  • Encourage kids who wouldn't otherwise interact in class.
  • We like to share information
  • Feedback on lessons and class discussions
  • Your ideas..............


EXAMPLES -
__http://www.sharonbetts.org/sshare/blog.html__
__http://french-halesconnection.blogspot.com/__

Where do I get a Blog
Moodle – setup a course or Activity as Social Format
Edublogs.org __http://www.edublogs.org__


Resources

  1. __http://moodle.msad52.net/course/view.php?id=16__ login as Guest
  2. Coming of Age by Terry Freedman – download this great book. http://fullmeasure.co.uk/Coming_of_age_v1-2.pdf__
  3. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classroom by Will Richardson – purchase this book.

Contact me: **sharonbetts@sharonbetts.org**

WIKIS
What is a WIKI?
Definition: <wee-kee> is a type of website that allows users easily to add, remove, or otherwise edit and change most available content, sometimes without the need for registration. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative writing. The term wiki can also refer to the collaborative software itself (wiki engine) that facilitates the operation of such a website (see wiki software), or to certain specific wiki sites, including the computer science site (and original wiki), WikiWikiWeb, and the online encyclopedias such as Wikipedia. The first wiki, WikiWikiWeb, is named after the "Wiki Wiki" line of Chance RT-52 buses in Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii. It was created in 1994 and installed on the web in 1995 by Ward Cunningham, who also created the Portland Pattern Repository. "Wiki-wiki" means "hurry quick" in Hawaiian. It also refers to a type of native fish of the islands.
Try one as a student: **__http://techtwaddle.wikispaces.com/__**
    • Click on UNH_institute, then on your name. Edit your page.
Add to others discussion areas.

Why would I want to WIKI?

  1. All of the blogging reasons plus....
  2. Organization tool,
  3. updated to-do lists,
  4. collaborative writing,
  5. Your ideas..................

Where do I get a WIKI?
Moodle
WikiSpaces – Your wiki comes free with the blog you just started!

What's next?