Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wiki Wednesday #9 - THREE!!

Normally I try and stick to just one Wiki for my Wednesday post, but I have come across three really good ones that I thought I should share, and the great thing about them is that they all center around Web 2.0.  Each of these will offer lessons, links, resources, etc.  I am really impressed with all these.

Here is a Wiki dedicated to Digital Story Telling.  There are links to free images and audio and information about copyright.  There are also links to Story Starters, Lesson Plans, and Projects using Digital Story Telling Tools.  I realized visiting this site that there are a lot more options out there than Photo Peach, Animoto, Flixtime, and Photo Story.  There is also a section that offers links to examples of Digital Stories.  Looking for articles discussing the use of Digital Stories?  There are tons of those as well.  Take some time to visit this site, especially if planning on creating a Digital Story.  It is a great starting point and a great resource for teachers hesitant about creating a Digital Story.

A combination of Web 2.0 tools and 21st Century education.  The front page of the wiki has all the resources linked by category in alphabetical order.  There are direct links to tons of Web 2.0 tools and software as well as links to reviews that people have done on their blogs.  A great idea to organize and promote your blog..  The author of the Wiki has also authored six volumes of digital books that contain information about the Web 2.0 tools and 21st Century Education.  Definitely worth checking out and sharing with colleagues.

Another great Web 2.0 Wiki.  What I like about this Wiki is the organization and images on the front page that organize Web 2.0 tools to Cognitive Level, Learning Style, Stage of Inquiry, and Categories.  Resources are also organized by what you are wanting to do and then it links to possible resources.  The contributors to this Wiki have done an excellent job.  It has a lot of wonderful aspects of a Wiki.  There is even a quiz and crossword puzzle to test your knowledge on using Web 2.0 Tools that could be very useful for teachers.  In the end all of the resources are broken down by category.  And the homepage is a Glog!

Take a minute to visit and contribute your own thoughts and resources.  This is the greatest aspect of a Wiki.  With the growth of the Internet and Web 2.0 tools, a Wiki is going to be the main way to obtain and organize information.

And don't forget to add ways that you have used Facebook in Education to the following Wiki