Help with Blogs Wiki’s and all things related

Over the past few weeks I have been delivering some PD and Workshops on creating Blogs and Wiki’s and using PDA’s. In my travels through the web I have come across some great information about how to use blogs, papers about using them in education and also lots of really good sites.
So rather than send this information in emails when asked about these things I will put it here. As I discover more I will keep adding to the list.
If I have linked to your site or article and this is not wanted or appropriate please let me know so I can remove the link. If you know of a great resource that can be added here please let me know so we can all enjoy them.
You can contact me at (f.mclean[at]gmail[dot]com)
Otherwise, everyone enjoy your journey.

What is that?
Here’s the list in no particular order:

Wikispaces for Educators Free space for teacher. If students are k-12 then your space can be free of adds

Edublogs is made by educators for educators


My Stuff

A blog I created for the Mandurah Library, Library Week Workshop

Mandurah Blog Fun

A wiki I created for the Mandurah Library, Library Week Workshop

Mandurah Wiki Fun

My Friends Stuff

Sue Waters is an Aquaculture Lecturer who also works with mobile devices and Web 2 tools

Mobile Technology in TAFE Wiki

Sue has many articles including “How to’s”

Mobile Technology in TAFE Blog


Sites , Tutorials, Papers:

John Pearce My Other Blog primary school teacher in Geelong, Victoria

These include tutorials on using Edublogs, Audacity, Wikispaces

Judy O’Connell HeyJude Librarian-Sydney

Hey Jude Introduction to Blogging

Vicki A. Davis Cool Cat Teacher Tips on New 2.0 Presentations

How to get your own blog

Leonard Low – Paper:

Connections: Social and mobile tools for enhancing learning

Marg O’Connell an education designer ed(ge)ucation design

Jo McLeay The Open Classroom English Secondary School Teacher Melbourne

Flat Classroom Project eduspaces e-learning 2.0

Australian Flexible Learning Framework –

Blogs Information Designing e-learning

Paper:Weblogs as dynamic learning spaces

Department of Education and Training –

Weblogs in the Classroom

Using Wikis in Teaching and Leaning

Hightech Learning Spaces: Collaborative Web and Wikis

Infinate Thinking Machine ideas to help teachers and students thrive in the 21st century

Blogs by teachers UK Blogs 4 teachers Google blog search

Education Queensland Switched on teachers

Jay Cross Informal Learning Blog One of many of Jay’s sites, interesting articles

Graham Wegner Teaching Generation Z

Darren Draper Why Every Teacher Should Blog Curriculum Specialist USA

101 Essential Blogging Resources

Blog Header Creator

Generator Blog Software to play around with.

Start Your Own Blog Wiki that has great tutorials and links on blogging *New

eduScapes A site for life long learners of all ages * New


Commercial Blogging

Branding for Success

Making Money Blogging

Problogger Job Board

Make Money with Your Blog: The Ultimate Resource List ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Here is a list of abbreviations & acronyms that relate to all things mobile, technical, web. blogs, podcasts, wiki……. I will keep adding to the list as these words arise in my posts and as I come across them in my travels.

What is that?

  • blog – (short for web log) is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order.
  • blogroll A blogroll is a collection of links to other weblogs. They are often found on the front page sidebar of most weblogs.
  • wiki – A website that allows visitors to add, remove, edit and change content, typically without the need for registration. This is not necessarily the case anymore as more ‘private’ wiki’s appear. Wiki is the Hawaiian word for fast – wiki is a fast webpage.
  • Social Web – A network of people linked to other people . The new ‘buzz’ word first introduced in 2004. Examples of Social Web are MySpace, Blogs, wiki’s, Flickr.
  • Firefox – A free web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation.
  • ToonDoo – Online Cartoon Strip Creator
  • ebooks – An electronic or digital version of a book.
  • RSS– Really Simple Syndication or sometimes called Rich Site Summary it is a way of accessing information on the internet by syndication. You can have constantly updated information delivered to you by using a feed reader or RSS aggregator,
  • RSS Aggregator – Software like ‘Google reader‘ that gets the RSS feeds from syndicated sites and presents the information all in one place for you to read.
  • eLearning – Learning or training delivered by electronic means. This can involve the use of a computers, PDA’s CDRom and other sorts of electronic equipment to enhance the learning experience.
  • Moblog – Mobile version of blogging. Content can be created, loaded and accessed from mobile phones
  • mLearning – Using mobile technology to enhance learning
  • RFID – Radio Frequency Identification tags that can be attached or incorporated in equipment, people and animals. RFID power is being developed that could be added to medicine and allow nursing staff to see if patients had taken their medication.


Disclaimer: While I have taken care to ensure today when posting this list the links and information was appropriate, please be aware that I can not control what information is on the linked sites. I will check links regularly but with the internet changing so rapidly your help to keep information up to date would be appreciated.