The Read/Write Web: RSS, Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasting

1/15/07 Update:

What are they? How can I use them in my Classroom?

Here’s the outline of my NYSAIS Professional Development Seminar for Tuesday. Any comments would be appreciated. Bring Blue SnowBall, Get Richardson: Blogs, Wikis and Podcasting. Review last blogging outline:

Goal of Day: Exposure to RSS, Blogs, Poscasting, Social Bookmarking and
Wikis. The ability for participants to take one of these and start using it in classes in the near future.

Quotes:

  • “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin
  • The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” — Alvin Toffler, futurist

9:30 – 10:00: Framing the day

Yarn exercise: How you link together in the real world

10:00 – 10:45: RSS: Reading 21st Century Style

Get a Bloglines Account. Search, Subscribe, Comment.

Other rss feed aggregators: NetVibes and Pageflakes

More about RSS:

10:45 – 11:00: Break

11:00 – 12:00: Blogging

Blogging Definition: Will Richardson and Others (see Examples below)

Why Blog? What is the difference between 21st Century Learning and 20th Century Learning? Dr. Lawrence Lessig’s “Read/Write Society” presentation at Wizards of OS4

Get an EduBlogs Account — What will you blog about? Linking. Categories. Trackback. Tabbed Browsing and Social Bookmarking.

Blogging Platforms:

Examples…

Educator Social Blogging

Blogging Resources:

12:00 – 1:00: Lunch

1:00 – 1:15: Globalism…

1:15 – 1:45: Podcasting

1:45 – 2:30 – Wikis

Review: Creating a Wiki and Wiki While You Work (Basic): Mark Wagner

Examples:

Possibly: 2:30 – 2:45: Bringing it all Together

Epic 2014

We need to model and teach using information in deep ways!

Quotes:

  • “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin
  • The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” — Alvin Toffler, futurist

Contact info.

Further Self Guided Learning:

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4 thoughts on “The Read/Write Web: RSS, Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasting

  1. Alex,

    One additional resource that I would suggest, in addition to bloglines, is something like NetVibes or PageFlakes. I really love NetVibes, since it visually shows the new postings and will enable me to preview the post without having to read it. A really quick and easy way to manage time.

    Vinnie

  2. This looks like a very full – and very good – day. You might consider adding Will Richardson’s Morning at RSS-Blog-Furl High School Redux post to the Bringing it all Together portion.

    And, while it’s too long for your time allocation, a nice follow-up to the EPIC 2014 video with an education focus to get them thinking might be 2020 Vision. (I say this hesitantly since I’m pointing to my own blog, but it still seems appropriate to what you’re talking about – feel free to ignore.)

  3. The best resource out there at the moment for Widgets, RSS and Search Engines is undoubtedly Protopage and their version3 is superb for caring-n-sharing. Try it out Mel and let’s know if you agree!

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