Sunday, October 21, 2007

Using a Wiki for a collaborative Project

Turns out that a former DACE teacher, Jennifer Gundy, is now teaching in Vermont. I found that out when I sent her an email inviting her to attend this year's series of technology workshops that I present. She wrote back saying the trip would be a bit much! I suggested that we work on a collaborative project using a Wiki as the means for posting and displaying student work. After a brief introduction to how easy it is to edit a Wiki we came up with some topics that our students would feel comfortable writing about and also have an interest in reading about. Both groups would write about the cities where they're living now, the places where they come from, and tourist destinations in both the United States and their home countries. They've been working on the pages for about two weeks and I think the whole project is going very well. You can see the results so far at remembering that this is a work in progress. The goal is to for student's to practice their English and learn some collaborative and technical skills at the same time.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Homework for OTAN online course

This is the homework assignment for the participants of OTAN's online course on blogging for October 5, 2007.

1 Continue to develop your new blog!

2 Post at least two new postings including at least one image to your new blog on a topic that interests you. Try inserting a link to a website as part of a post.

3 Visit my blog at and try to post a comment! (If you're reading this, you're already here! so just post your comment!) Include the URL of your new blog in your comment. This blog is “moderated” so your comments won’t automatically appear. I have to approve comments first.
4 Post a comment on one of the blogs created today by a participant in the workshop!