Monday, December 10, 2007

Week 7, Thing #17, Sandbox

Wow! This is really easy to use. Things have really come a long way from the days (not so long ago) when "they" wanted you to learn html just to post a web page. Tools are definitely more user friendly now.

There are so many ways to use wikis that I don't know where to start the list. Book reviews, class assignments, library procedures, lesson plans--these are just a few ideas to start with. There were some great curriculum connection ideas in the California Curriculum Connections wiki. Just reading it inspires you to pick one idea and start there. It is more empowering than the feeling of being overwhelmed that I have experienced some other weeks. For some reason, these seem doable. Maybe it is because the ideas come from others in the trenches.

That said, I would still like to learn how to create and manage a wiki. I guess I'll have to figure that one out.

5 comments:

School Library Learning 2.0 Team said...

Double welcome to School Library Learning 2.0 and the "winter 2.0 fun."

Comet librarian 2 said...

Welcome aboard. Sound like you have lots of good ideas for using wikis.

Becca said...

I have a real dress very similar to your avatar's virtual one! But not the shoes. Hmmmm. I agree that wikis can be incredibly useful, once you've clearly determined a purpose. Did you notice how many empty wikis there are out there? It became so easy, many people set them up but then did nothing with them. I'm even guilty of that!
At any rate, welcome to Winter Fun 2.0!

Rob said...

Glad you have identified the many uses of wikis. I just presented this to our district's tech team this week. Some of the links I used are at: http://clovisusd.pbwiki.com.

Rob said...

PS to Becca. I am surprised that you don't have any blue shoes like the one on Christobel's avatar. :-).