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Week3

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 Building an online presence: Blogs and wikis

 

(Week 3: Jan 23 - 29)

 

 

 

Moderators:  Hala Fawzi (Sudan), Marijana Smolcec (Croatia), &  Sharon Betts (USA)

Guest presenter: Graham Stanley

 

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

 

BaW2012 welcome to week 3 (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 baw2012 twitter account and use the #baw2012 hasthtag  
  • 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 to share the address (es) in the Participants Productions page.
  • Create your twitter account and follow the baw2012 here. Don't forget to tweet using our hashtag #baw2012.
  • 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:

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

 

Task 4

       (check local times here)

 

Learning Times and Elluminate tutorial

 

 

Tools to explore

 

Blogs

Blogger
EduBlogs
Wordpress Posterous 

Wikis

Pbworks Wetpaint
Wikispaces
 Wikidot

Social Networks

Twitter Facebook

Twiducate

Cloudworks               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 baw2012 twitter account #baw2012 
  • 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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