Thursday, August 28, 2008

What is a Wiki?

A wiki is a versatile tool, ideal for collaboration. A wiki is a website with easily edited content. One person can get a bright idea, type it up, then ask peers to check it out. Peers can read, revise, edit, and add their own bright ideas. Soon, there is a working document with all kinds of great ideas, all in one place. Fabulous!

We love this video explaining wikis:

If you can't see the video, click the link:Wikis in Plain English

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Library Showcases

So to better demonstrate how integral library instruction, information literacy, and technology are in terms of providing a forum for students to master the content of the regular classroom curriculum, I thought I would create a "Library Showcase" for Coggeshall.

If you have a chance this summer, go to the Coggeshall library page and click on "Library Showcase", and see some of the projects our students completed last year. I'm using Teacher tube to post the video content, and blogger for the showcase.

I am having trouble with Teacher Tube (it takes a long time, isn't always successful), so if anyone has any hints, they'd be most welcome.