A Conversation with Demetri Orlando on Wikis in Education
December 19, 2006
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[JL] stream sounds great
[Alex Ragone] Thank you Mr. Lebow!
[Alex Ragone] Good to have you here.
[JL] Great to be here
[arvind grover] hey jeff
[JL] Hey Arvind
[JL] Very cool news about having more shoutcast installs out there
[Alex Ragone] Jeff — do want in to the conversation?
[Alex Ragone] Yes — about the shoutcast server.
[JL] VERY smooth intro
[JL] Thanks for the invite – I’m delighted to lurk
[Alex Ragone] Thanks.
[Alex Ragone] Sweet.
[arvind grover] we’re getting there
[arvind grover] i do worship the NPR intros though
[arvind grover] list of social networking sites and how many users they have: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites
[Alex Ragone] School Computing Wiki: http://schoolcomputing.wikia.com/wiki/School_Computing_Home_Page
[arvind grover] if you’re like me and need to search for anything on your computer (windows), get copernic desktop search. much better than google i think: http://www.copernic.com/
[arvind grover] searches your e-mail, documents, etc
[arvind grover] see the recent changes at school computing: http://schoolcomputing.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Recentchanges
[arvind grover] useful features in wikis according to demetri: search, recent changes, having an account, history tab (of any page)…
[Demetri] What might cause a wiki to catch on?
[Demetri] being comfortable with stuff in process
[arvind grover] alex hits nail on head! wikis are “in process” – people get uncomfortable with posting that on the web
[arvind grover] intermediate deadlines work well with wikis – stages in the process
[arvind grover] peer editing also works well
[Alex Ragone] commenting.
[arvind grover] yes
[arvind grover] challenging graduate students to edit each other’s work brings up issues
[arvind grover] discussion tab on wiki pages allows you to talk about what’s being written on the main page
[arvind grover] wikispaces gives away free wikis for educators: http://www.wikispaces.com/t/x/teachers100k
[Alex Ragone] Having examples.
[arvind grover] welcome tom
[Alex Ragone] Lessig’s Free Culture: http://www.free-culture.cc/
[Alex Ragone] For info on Creative Commons.
[Alex Ragone] http://dayinthelife.wikispaces.com/
[arvind grover] 3rd graders choose your adventure wiki page
[Alex Ragone] http://www.techlearning.com/shared/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=19320029
[Alex Ragone] Warlick’s Day in the Life
[Alex Ragone] http://www.techlearning.com/shared/printableArticle.php?articleID=193200296
[Alex Ragone] http://www.amazon.com/Last-Child-Woods-Children-Nature-Deficit/dp/1565123913
[Alex Ragone] http://www.segway.com/
[JL] Have to run. As always, a pleasure to listen in guys. Demetri, THANKS very much for creating such a useful resource. I will definitely be making us of it and directing students there for the ‘Computer Assisted Language Learning’ course I’ll be teaching this winter.
[Demetri] thank you!
[JL] Yes, We New Hampshirites are very proud of the segway – Live Free or Die, Stand up and Drive!
[arvind grover] ha ha, what about those ones that were going out of control? bad firmware, bad!
[Alex Ragone] http://www.pbs.org/moyers/moyersonamerica/net/index.html
[arvind grover] the [email protected]
[arvind grover] http://www.citysegwaytours.com/
[arvind grover] demetri’s question: how do we avoid becoming the borg?
[arvind grover] are we too plugged in?
[arvind grover] the edublog awards show: https://edtechtalk.net/EdTechTalk75
[arvind grover] fantastic resources here from the nominees to the award winners