Sunday, August 23, 2009

Blogs, Wikis, Docs: Which is right for your lesson?

Today I discovered this comparison chart for why, how and when to use blogs, wikis, or Google docs. They are compared by nature of the tool, who authors, how collaboration works, organization, updates, benefits, and drawbacks with many links to examples of each.

I see this as a valuable tool for project design in all areas of the curriculum and something to keep in your back pocket as you collaborate with teachers on lessons and project design.

Save and Print! Blogs, Wikis, Docs: Which is right for your lesson?: A Comparison Chart

I use Diigo for my bookmarking tool and received this as part of the weekly newsletter from Clif's Notes on EdTech Group at
Diigo has much more functionality than Del.ic.ious Give it a try! Click here to view my 600+ bookmarks. The awesome feature I like is that you can create "lists" for topic areas; an automatic slideshow from those lists is only a mouse-click away. This slideshow can easily be linked to a class links pathfinder. I have used this feature as a opening slideshow when a class comes into the library and are logging in to their computers. See an example with this Modern World History pathfinder of primary sources. At the top right see a small green arrow & "Webslides". Click on this to view the bookmarked websites as an automatic slideshow.

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