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Published on June 9, 2008

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Slide 1: Shelby County Tech Fest 2008 June 10, 2008 Jennifer L. BarnettFayetteville High School Engaging Today’s 21st Century Student Using Web 2.0Format, Structure & Content for Wikis and Blogs Slide 2: Session Topics Engaging Today’s 21st Century Student Using Web 2.0 Format, Structure, & Content for Wikis and Blogs Slide 3: Begin with the end in mind… Free calling! Download the Skype software. Now you can make free, great quality calls from your computer. You can use your internet connection and turn your computer into an internet phone and make free Skype-to-Skype calls. You and your friend will need to have a headset (or use your computer’s built-in microphone and speakers) to talk to each other. Webcams allow you to use video as you talk. www.skype.com My username – jenniferl.barnett Have you ever tried to apply something you learned in a workshop but found yourself confused and frustrated? Well, that doesn’t have to happen for you. Call me on your computer using skype. Slide 4: Consider the Format of your Class Wiki / Blog Slide 5: Consider the Structure of your Class Web Page A hierarchical structure might work best with a “content” heavy wiki. Place these items on your Navigation Bar and on your home page Slide 6: Consider the Structure of your Class Wiki The Vertical List structure might work best for a wiki used as an online bulletin board. Slide 7: What specific pieces of information might I include in my class wiki/blog? Course Information Expectations Teacher Information  or Bio Calendars Handouts Power Points Pictures Embedded media from other useful web sites/tools Extended class discussions Article reviews/critiques Opinion polls and surveys Class Notes Review Materials Links - Web sources used in class, Webquests, research sites, Extra credit readings, other teachers and school pages Slide 8: Where Can I Get Engaging Content for My Wiki or Blog? Slide 9: Where Can I Get Engaging Content for My Wiki or Blog? Slide 10: Tricks Embedding Media Most wikis and blogs, such as Wikispaces, support adding embedded pictures, video, applications and other media through the use of the [[media]] tag. Using this tool, you can embed video clips, sounds and music, chat clients, and any other content designed to be shared from HTML pages. The easiest way to use this is to use the "Embed Media" tool from the visual editor or the text editor. In the popup window that appears, paste the HTML code given to you by the content provider. Slide 11: Wiki /Blog Tips Make your wiki or blog your home page to help keep it updated. To remember to put important handouts or documents on your space, try this. After you print your document, don’t make copies it until you upload it. You can place it where you want it later. A Great Top 10 Tips from Wetpaint Central Give your home page a great name. Keep your home page text short. Put 4 to 5 links on your home page to other pages on your site. Tell people what they can do on your site. Add lots of photos and videos. Add links and descriptions of your photos. Avoid blank pages. Use headers and subheads. Use keyword tags on every page. Keep your site’s navigation menu simple – no more than 10 or 12 main pages. Slide 12: Contact Me Email – jbarnett@tcboe.org Skype – jenniferl.barnett Blog - http://jenniferbarnett.edublogs.org Wiki – http://fhswolvesden.wikispaces.com Mail – Fayetteville High School 170 W W Averitte Drive Sylacauga, Alabama 35151 256.315.5550 (ph) 256.315.5575 (fax)

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