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Here are a number of articles and books worth reading on the use of clickers.
 
Here are a number of articles and books worth reading on the use of clickers.
  
* [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470288930?ie=UTF8&tag=teachwithclas-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0470288930 Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments]
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* [http://astore.amazon.com/bujinkangenev-20/detail/1601383193 The Complete Guide to Wikis: How to Set Up, Use, and Benefit from Wikis for Teachers, Business Professionals, Families, and Friends]
  
  
 
===Key Web links===
 
===Key Web links===
 
====Guides and Beginner Instructions====
 
====Guides and Beginner Instructions====
Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand blogs and their capabilities.
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Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand wikis and their capabilities.
  
* [http://theedublogger.com/2010/12/14/the-edubloggers-introduction-to-blogging/ The Edublogger’s Introduction to Blogging]
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* [http://theeduwikiger.com/2010/12/14/the-eduwikigers-introduction-to-wikiging/ The Eduwikiger’s Introduction to wikiging]
* [http://www.instantshift.com/2011/01/10/20-bad-habits-of-new-bloggers 20 Bad Habits of New Bloggers]
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* [http://blogwritingcourse.com/ BlogWritingCourse]
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* [http://www.inc.com/business-owner-social-media-tool-kit/index.html#blogging Social Media Toolkit - Blogging]
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====Blogging Ideas====
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Here are blog ideas in case you are stuck.
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====Wiki Ideas====
* [http://www.chrisbrogan.com/100-blog-topics-i-hope-you-write/ Here’s 100 Blog/Podcast Topics I Hope YOU Write]
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Here are wiki ideas in case you are stuck.
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* [http://www.chrisbrogan.com/100-wiki-topics-i-hope-you-write/ Here’s 100 wiki/Podcast Topics I Hope YOU Write]
  
 
====Education====
 
====Education====
Here are a number of great ideas for using blogs in a education environment.
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Here are a number of great ideas for using wikis in a education environment.
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* [http://www.edutechintegration.com/2010/12/10-tips-for-starting-education-wiki.html 10 Tips for Starting an Education wiki]
  
* [http://www.edutechintegration.com/2010/12/10-tips-for-starting-education-blog.html 10 Tips for Starting an Education Blog]
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====Info Pages====
* [http://www.onlineclasses.org/2010/12/08/100-seriously-cool-classroom-blogs-for-teaching-ideas-inspiration/ 100 Seriously Cool Classroom Blogs for Teaching Ideas & Inspiration]
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Here is information for creating infoboxes for MediaWiki.
* [http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/making-student-blogs-pay-off-with-blog-audits/27559 Making Student Blogs Pay Off with Blog Audits]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A90cXhmnz50 How to create and use infoboxes on a wiki]
* [http://burcuakyol.com/2011/01/dos-and-donts-of-blogging-with-students/ DOs and DON'Ts of Blogging With Students]
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* [http://www.edtechpost.ca/wp-content/blogs.dir/2/files/2008/10/matrix2.gif Some uses of blogs in education]
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* [http://campustechnology.com/articles/2007/05/instructional-strategies-for-blogging.aspx Instructional Strategies for Blogging]
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* [http://michelemartin.typepad.com/thebambooprojectblog//blogging4learning/ Blogging for Learning]
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* [http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2010/02/50-best-blogs-for-education-leaders/ 50 BEST BLOGS FOR EDUCATION LEADERS]
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* [http://onlineuniversityrankings.org/2010/top-50-global-education-blogs/ Top 50 Global Education Blogs]
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* [http://www.mastersineducation.com/100-blogs-that-will-make-you-a-better-teacher/ 100 Blogs That Will Make You a Better Teacher]
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* [http://blog.efrontlearning.net/2010/11/most-updated-and-popular-e-learning.html The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs]
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* [http://oedb.org/library/features/top-100-education-blogs Top 100 Education Blogs]
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====Miscellaneous Blog Tips====
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====Miscellaneous Wiki Tips====
 
These are tips that did not neatly fit in other places.
 
These are tips that did not neatly fit in other places.
* [http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/comment-etiquette/ Are you well-versed in comment etiquette?]
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* [http://en.wiki.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/comment-etiquette/ Are you well-versed in comment etiquette?]
* [http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2008/11/100-blogs-that-will-make-you-smarter/ 100 BLOGS THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMARTER]
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* [http://www.chrisbrogan.com/how-to-write-three-blog-posts-a-day/ HOW TO WRITE THREE BLOG POSTS A DAY]
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====Professional Development====
 
====Professional Development====
Here are some articles to put purpose behind your blogging.
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Here are some articles to put purpose behind your wikis.
* [http://www.thechangeblog.com/personal-development-tool/ 7 Reasons a Blog Is a Phenomenal Personal Development Tool]
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* [http://www.thechangewiki.com/personal-development-tool/ 7 Reasons a wiki Is a Phenomenal Personal Development Tool]
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====Tips for a Successful wiki====
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Here are ideas for improving your wikis.
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* [http://www.edutechintegration.com/2010/01/5-tips-for-beginning-wikigers.html 5 Tips for Beginning wikigers]
  
====Tips for a Successful Blog====
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====Wikipedia====
Here are ideas for improving your blogging.
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Here are instructions for adding to Wikipedia.
* [http://www.edutechintegration.com/2010/01/5-tips-for-beginning-bloggers.html 5 Tips for Beginning Bloggers]
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* [http://www.problogger.net/archives/2010/12/21/five-ways-to-become-a-better-writer-and-take-your-blog-to-the-top/ Five Ways to Become a Better Writer and Take Your Blog to the Top]
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* [http://philipnowak.com/2010/12/20/how-to-captivate-your-blog-readers-through-the-perfect-image/ How to captivate your blog readers through the perfect image]
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* [http://mindmappingsoftwareblog.com/best-practices-for-writing-a-blog/ Mind map: Best practices for writing an effective blog]
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* [http://lunas994.blogspot.com/2011/01/five-steps-to-effective-blog-post.html Five Steps to an Effective Blog Post]
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* [http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2011/01/18/10-ways-to-write-better-blog-posts/ 10 Ways to Write Better Blog Posts]
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* [http://www.chrisbrogan.com/50-ways-to-take-your-blog-to-the-next-level/ 50 WAYS TO TAKE YOUR BLOG TO THE NEXT LEVEL]
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* [http://www.conversationagent.com/2008/11/why-start-a-blog-and-25-tips-to-make-it-work.html Why Start a Blog and 25 Tips to Make it Work]
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* [http://www.dragosroua.com/100-ways-to-improve-your-blog/ Blog Like A Pro With 100 Tips]
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* [http://epiclaunch.com/boost-your-blogging-skills 10 Quick Tips to Boost Your Blogging Skills]
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====WordPress Tips====
 
Here are tips specific to [http://www.wordpress.com WordPress].
 
* [http://bloggerdesign.com/533/3-alternatives/ 3 Alternative Ways To Post To WordPress]
 
* [http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/make-your-wordpress-site-tablet-friendly/32144 Make Your WordPress Site Tablet-Friendly]
 
* [http://wordpress.org/ WordPress for your own hosted site]
 
  
 
===Video Tutorials===
 
===Video Tutorials===
Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use blogs.
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Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use wikis.
  
* [http://trainingportal.turningtechnologies.com/ TurningPoint Tutorials]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gbMNhnl1SU Add and edit pages with Media Wiki]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CwiZIsaM7s How to Create a Wikipedia Article]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7yXx3YbcNI How to Edit a Wikipedia Article]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 10:07, 18 June 2012

Wikis

Release status: new

Description A Wiki is a Web-based site where one or more individuals can build knowledge on a topic.
Author(s) Stan Skrabut (skrabutTalk)
Email Stan Skrabut
Location Room 120
University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture
Phone 307-766-3722
Last Updated 18 June, 2011


Contents

Description

A Wiki is a Web-based site where one or more individuals can build knowledge on a topic.

Through topical association, individuals can add and arrange content, the wiki Website then catalogs the information for easy retrieval. To better understand a Wiki, you must visit wikis. Here are some of the more popular Wiki sites:

Wikis require little programming knowledge. They are simple to use and maintain. With easy text formatting and docs linking tools, individuals can create content (articles, manuals and other documents) independently of each other.

Wikis can be create for any discipline, project, or program. They can be created for businesses, education, religion, non-profits, or just for the fun of it.

Essential Requirements

Wikis will operate on both a Mac or PC, as well as an iPad or mobile phone.

Equipment

The only equipment needed is a computer, smart phone, or iPod with a Web browser.

Software

Access to wikis is accomplished through a Web-browser. These are the most common browsers:

Common Wiki Applications

Here are common Wiki Websites:

Here is a comparison of wiki software.

Since the University of Wyoming Extension uses MediaWiki, any reference to a specific Wiki product will be mainly focused on this software application.

Learning resources information

Reading List

Here are a number of articles and books worth reading on the use of clickers.


Key Web links

Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand wikis and their capabilities.


Wiki Ideas

Here are wiki ideas in case you are stuck.

Education

Here are a number of great ideas for using wikis in a education environment.

Info Pages

Here is information for creating infoboxes for MediaWiki.

Miscellaneous Wiki Tips

These are tips that did not neatly fit in other places.


Professional Development

Here are some articles to put purpose behind your wikis.

Tips for a Successful wiki

Here are ideas for improving your wikis.

Wikipedia

Here are instructions for adding to Wikipedia.


Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use wikis.

References