Wednesday, 31 October 2007

The Great Debate...Blogs vs. Wikis

6 comments:

Fiona Grant said...

What do you think blog vs wiki...and why?

Brian said...

I prefer blogging for writing which applies to me and which I do not want others to see. A wiki would be something I might use with a class.

Mrs C said...

I'm only just starting to look at how wikis work and how I might use one in the classroom. I have found blogs easy to set up and engage the students with.

Rachel Boyd said...

I've liked this video for a while now but still think that maybe blogs and wikis have different purposes and therefore both are appropriate to use for different reasons.

Jacira said...

Hi all, first of all Fiona thank you for spurring me on to become a member of this blog.
I have used both wiki and blogs in my classroom. Blogs mainly for goalsetting and self reflection by students. I used Blogger. However this year I have used the blogging feature in Moodle with a mixed result. Curently I am teaching Poetry in my year 8 class and to entice the students to write quality material I asked them to set up a wiki. This has been amazing and the students love it. They cant get enough of Poetry! I have used '30 days of Poetry' as a base and students need to select 10 types. The fact that they can add pictures, movieclips etc adds an extra dimension for them. They have ownership of the site. Because the outside world can view their writings it seems they take more care with spelling and grammar. Parents know the URL and are asked to view and leave comments. The latter has not eventuated a lot yet as they need to sign up for wikispaces before they can leave a comment and that seems to be a hurdle. The students have explored wikispaces in depth and learned more about it in a short period of time than I ever could. I am now learning from them.
Google 30 days of poetry and view this wiki: www.spillfeelings.wikispaces.com.
LOL...I cant seem to find the hyperlink function....
Jacira

Sally Kent said...

I have used both in my classroom at different points. I see them as having a different purpose as well so it would depend on the learning taking place as to which I would use.