Monday, July 16, 2007

Peanut Butter Wiki

I have always been interested in how to use a wiki in the classroom. I have attended several workshops on this, but nothing has sunk in yet. So for my final assignment, I will be sharing the Peanut Butter Wiki.

First of all, a wiki is a web page that multiple people can edit. Most people are now familiar with the "wikipedia" in which definitions and descriptions can be added and changed. Some examples of using a wiki for education include the general uses of a class web page and also having assignments that students can work on together. For distance learning, I think this would be very good. I think we had some difficulty in doing group assignments in our course. In a distance learning course each person could be given a piece of an assignment and it could be joined together on a wiki. Members of the group could add their contributions. They could edit each others, and so forth. I think this would be an excellent format.

The Peanut Butter Wiki advertises itself as easy as making a peanut butter sandwich. In fact, it was easy to make and only took a few minutes. They provide a video tour at Check it out for more information.

PBWiki is Free, but like most free software, it is limited to 10MGs of space. However, it is a good way to get started and the prices are not high to acquire more space and more features. For just $10 month you can jump to the next level.
Some of the features include point and click editing, audio widgets, chat room, and a calendar.

The features I like are that it can be totally private and available only to those who have the password and I can know who added what to the page. This would be very good in my classroom and also in working with a group of teachers.
PODCAST interview with another teacher sharing information on PBWiki
movie to be added

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

hot potato quiz


Hot Potatoes

Since I cannot use the Raptivity software, I am trying out Hot Potatoes. This is a quizmaker that makes simple quizzes like crosswords, matching, multipe choice, etc. While I did not find it innovative, it does work on the Mac. Shortly I will post a link to my exercise.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Number 9

Assignment #9 is presenting problems. I completed the reading and was very excited about trying out the Raptivity software only to learn that it is for windows only. I will not have access to a windows machine for 2 weeks. I am limited to my Mac computer. I have gone ahead and done the PollDaddy optional assignment.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Responses to survey

So far I have received two responses to my survey. Reading the responses was really fun. This is definitely a useful tool to organize opinions and needs. At the same time, I have already talked with these two people extensively both in person and through email, so i don't know if it is really needed. I think it would be more useful for a group of people that you don't know like for a class evaluation.


Because I am using a Mac computer, I will be available to iChat with others, not Google Talk. My emai for iChat is Please let me know if you would like to iChat with me. I also have a video camera set up.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Survey Info

I think that you can check out my survey at the following:
or click on the link at the bottom of the page.