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Blogs

A blog (a blend of the term web log)[1] is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites.[2]
Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others 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. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (Art blog), photographs (photoblog), videos (video blogging), music (MP3 blog), and audio (podcasting). Microblogging is another type of blogging, featuring very short posts.

Blogs Resources









Blogging - The New Conversation




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Wikis

A wiki (
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Wikis serve different purposes. Some permit control over different functions (levels of access). For example editing rights may permit changing, adding or removing material. Others may permit access without enforcing access control. Other rules can be imposed for organizing content.

Wikis Resources




Say YES to WikiPedia

Wikis, VoiceThread, and MathCasts

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Web 2.0 for the Classroom Teacher
An Internet Hotlist on Web 2.0

created by Sue Summerford
Collaboration-Wiki Sites

  • Ajax-Write - web-based word processor – requires Mozilla Firefox browser
  • Audacity 'How-To' Screencast - Matt Pasiewicz on using Audacity
  • BitTorrent - download - share files & bandwidth
  • Blurb - create/publish your own book
  • Dropload - FTP large files – up to 100MB – share with others
  • Elgg.net - online portfolio/learning community, embed files, repositories (install on server) – designed for university people but applicable to K-12
  • Findory - set up your own news feeds
  • Forumer - forums for free, phpBB Hosting
  • Glypho Collab Book Writing - read/write novels collaboratively
  • Google Mars -
  • GroupSharp - provides hosted weblists, databases, documents & wikis for groups & businesses
  • Jotspot - Wiki -
  • Jotspotlive (JotNotes) - take one set of notes live in a collaborative meeting, see changes as they happen - everyone types on the same web page
  • Lulu - be your own publish – publish a book, CD, or DVD in minutes
  • Mind42 - interesting toolsets related to other web 2.0 resources; collaborative mapping tool, add images, notes, 'todo' list
  • PBWiki - create your own wiki
  • Radio WillowWeb's FeedBurner Page -
  • Rallypoint - online collaboration tool
  • Scriblink - your online whiteboard for collaboration
  • Termites - Teacher-Created Software to Create Seating Plans That Work from Tiny Rock - check out this interesting new teacher-created software; try a free demo to see how easy it is to create seating charts based on relationships
  • Wiki Resources from Teach With Tech Blog - The official website for the 'Teach with Tech' podcast, presented by the Indiana University School of Education Instructional Consulting office. This podcast, and this blog, are designed to feature information and resources relevant to teaching with technology at the K-12 and higher education levels.
  • WikiBooks - free, open-content textbooks that you can edit
  • WikiCommons - everything 'media'
  • WikiQuotes - quotes from notable people & creative works in every language
  • WikiSource - The Free Library - Wiki Source – The Free Library – is an online collection of free content source texts built by its contributors.
  • WikiSpaces - Create simple web pages that groups, friends, and families can edit together
  • WikiSpecies - open, free directory of species
  • WikiTour BusStop - starting point for Wiki newcomers
  • Wikipedia - Metawiki Search Engine
  • Wikiville - worldwide community portal – share about your town/neighborhood and read about others
  • Wiktionary - Wiktionary – free, collaborative multilingual dictionary resource
  • Worldwide Wiki: SwitchWiki - Worldwide Wiki: SwitchWiki – effort to catalogue all wikis on the Web
  • Writeboard - online whiteboard for sharing, Writeboard – online whiteboard for sharing, collaborating
  • ZohoWriter - Zoho Writer – create, edit & share online documents from anywhere
  • idPad - free download, collaborative authoring tool for kids