We know that wikis and blogs can be used to support learning. But what do they look like in the classroom? I want to share with you an example of one blog and one wiki being used currently in two senior secondary classes.
This wiki supports a Computer Fundamentals subject and is a terrific source of ideas and information! The link I have provided is to the students’ e-portfolios (submitted last week), but have a look around at the rest of the site, especially all of the pages and links contained in the left side-bar.
The blog is a Mathematics blog – the teacher, Mr Kuropatwa is sharing concepts, slides, and feedback; and the students are posting in the blog too. It is very maths focused (as you would expect!) but does demonstrate one use of blogs in the classroom.
The final site I have included today is the Teaching Hacks wiki. It is full of teacher resources (think audio, images and videos) as well as comprehensive, easy to access information on a variety of Web 2.0/education topics.
If you have any other examples of wikis and blogs currently supporting classroom learning, leave a comment and share them – it is terrific to see what is working for teachers in schools around the world.
Until next week!