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Update 25 August 2010:

In 2010 I am transitioning to the website wiki.wesfryer.com for my handout and presentation/workshop links. I'm not taking content here on PBworks offline, but I have added this "update header" to all my pages as well as adding direct links to more updated versions of these pages as I mirror them / create them on wiki.wesfryer.com. There are 146 pages here on teachdigital.pbworks.com. - You can browse these in page view in addition to using the four category links provided on the homepage. Note this wiki was previously mapped to "handouts.wesfryer.com" but that domain mapping is no longer available.


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Hyperlinked Writing


Hyperlinked writing is the most powerful form of writing because it permits authors and readers to connect words to a variety of other ideas and multimedia files on the Internet. In this session we'll introduce the basics of getting started with hyperlinked writing. We'll learn to critically evaluate content on WikiPedia and edit WikiPedia articles, create and edit our own hyperlinked pages on a free educational wiki site, and explore options for creating professional as well as classroom blogs for students.



  • Hyperlink
  • Wiki
  • Social media
  • Blog
  • WikiPedia


Discussing WikiPedia

  1. Goal of WikiPedia: Provide universal access to the sum of human knowledge
  2. English WikiPedia
  3. Jimmy Wales on WikiPedia
  4. Simple WikiPedia
  5. Challenge: Look up a topic about which you consider yourself an expert / very knowledable. Evaluate the quantity and quality of content you find in WikiPedia for your topic of choice. Discuss with others.
  6. Comparing depth and breadth of WikiPedia to "standard" encyclopedias
  7. Need for multiple sources and content validation
  8. The "history" tab
  9. Creating a personal account on WikiPedia and editing a page


Reasons for a Classroom Wiki

  1. Portal for student Internet access
  2. Documented, collaborative document writing
  3. Window into the classroom (public relations)
  4. Organizer for projects
  5. Set clear expectations for students and parents
  6. Others?


Classroom Wiki Options

  1. PBWiki
  2. WikiSpaces
  3. WetPaint
  4. Google Sites
  5. Moodle (wiki module)


Reasons for a Classroom Blog

  1. Parent communication
  2. Public relations
  3. Digital portfolio of student work
  4. Collaboration (even international!)
  5. Provide motivating audience for student writers
  6. Practice hyperlinked writing
  7. Daily classroom scribe posts


Exemplary Classroom and School Blogs

  1. Classroom:
  2. School: 
  3. Scribe posts
  4. Independent Student Writing
  5. Classroom Blog
  6. More examples on the Support Blogging Wiki


Options for Blogs

  1. EduBlogs
  2. Blogger
  3. Wordpress.com

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