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Week3

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Building an online presence: Blogs and wikis

 

(Week 3: Jan 28 - Feb 3)

 

 

 

Moderators: Ayat Tawel (Egypt), Marijana Smolcec (Croatia), &  Svetlana Obenausova (Czech Republic)

Guest presenter: Graham Stanley

 

Please listen to the audio about this week's activities.


Record audio or upload mp3 >> 

 

 

Objectives

 

By the end of this week you will have:

  • learned about different blogs, wikis, and Social Network providers
  • explored different features of blogs, wikis and Social Networks
  • created your own blog and/or wiki
  • created a Twitter account 
  • followed the baw2013 twitter account and use the #baw2013 hashtag 
  • attended the live session on the topic of the week
  • commented on the presentation of the week  

 

Activities

 

Task 1

  • What is your definition of a blog, a wiki, and a Social Network? How are they similar/different? If you would like some ideas, take a look at the suggested readings for this week. Also, there are many videos that would be interesting to explore on our Tutorials page.
  • Check others' blogs; here is an example of Steven Anderson's blog.

  • Where do you start? Try here: Creating your blogger blog  (image and description tutorial) by Karl Fisch.
  • Create your blog and/or wiki. To be able to pay you a visit at your newly born blog/and or wiki, it's very important for you to share the address (es) in the Participants Productions page.
  • Create your twitter account and follow the baw2013 in Twitter. Don't forget to tweet using our hashtag #baw2013.
  • For more help on how to create a twitter account, blog or a wiki you may also check Tutorials  page.

 

Task 2

Congratulations and welcome to the blogsphere! Now, explore the different features and try to:

  • post some comments on other participants' blogs that you can find in Participants Productions page
  • moderate comments
  • write your first post and embbed videos or audio recordings you created in week 2
  • post pictures or slideshows
  • customize the header
  • post widgets
  • invite people to contribute as collaborators and authors

 

Task 3

Also, explore our wiki and try to do these changes in our Playground:

  • create headlines for the different sections
  • create Table of Contents 
  • make a word bold
  • insert slideshows
  • post pictures
  • create new pages

 

Task 4

 

 

Tools to explore

 

Blogs

Blogger
EduBlogs
Wordpress Posterous 

Wikis

Pbworks Wetpaint
Wikispaces
 Wikidot

Social Networks

Twitter and Tweetdeck Facebook

Twiducate

Cloudworks               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some tutorials to get you started

 

Blogger

 

PBworks

 

Twitter

 

 

Self-check

 

I have....

  • learned about different blogs, wikis, and Social Network providers
  • explored different features of blogs, wikis and Social Networks
  • created my own blog and/or wiki
  • added the link of my wiki/blog to the Participants' Productions page
  • created a Twitter account 
  • followed the baw2013 twitter account #baw2013 
  • attended the live session/listened to the recording
  • commented on the live session

 

 

Suggested readings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Pang, Chiew. Why Twitter for Teachers? (A collection of articles, resources, etc. for teachers and others to see the benefit of social networks such as Twitter).

 

 

  • Using Wikis in ELT. Nov. 2011. (Summary of a very lively discussion held in Twitter by the #ELT Chat group).

 

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