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Welcome to the Southwest Middle School Wiki Page. This page has been created to help us learn about Wiki's, Blogs, RSS and all the other wonderful programs that make up Web 2.0. We hope you will add to this page so we can all learn together. Hopefully, you can begin Teaching 2.0 with the help of this wiki. Teaching 2.0 is the shift in pedagogy brought about by participatory Web 2.0 technologies such as blogs, wiki's, social networks, etc.

Gary Miller, along with Chan (the band man) Foresman started this wiki to share knowledge about the Read/Write web. We hope this will include teachers or anyone else who should find their way here.

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Definitions from Wikipedia :


RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts. An RSS document, which is called a "feed," "web feed," or "channel," contains either a summary of content from an associated web site or the full text. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with their favorite web sites in an automated manner that's easier than checking them manually

A WIKI is computer software that allows users to easily create, edit and link web pages. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites, power community websites, and are increasingly being installed by businesses to provide affordable and effective Intranets (private computer network)or for use in Knowledge Management (comprises a range of practices used by organisations to identify, create, represent, and distribute knowledge for reuse, awareness and learning.)

A BLOG is a website where entries are written in chronological order and commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic.

SOCIAL BOOKMARKING is a way for Internet users to store, organize, share and search bookmarks of web pages. In a social bookmarking system, users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share. These bookmarks are usually public, but depending on the service's features, may be saved privately, shared only with specific people or groups, shared only inside certain networks, or another combination of public and private. The allowed people can usually view these bookmarks chronologically, by category or tags, via a search engine, or even randomly.

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