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Tuesday Two.Oh! A tool for live web broadcasting.

Tuesday Two.Oh! is not meant as an endorsement, but as an exploration of the tools that are out there. Click at your own risk. :)

Today on Tuesday Two.Oh! we’ll be taking a look at a tool that enables you to broadcast live via your cell phone telephone or your webcam.  I’m particularly interested in this tool (and possibly others we’ll be exploring) because we’ve gotten a lot of interest in our summer workshop, unCOILed 2011: Get Schooled!  We’ve even been asked if there will be any portion of or workshop online.  So, we’re exploring our options (no decisions have been made yet!).  I’ve known about today’s site for awhile, so we’ll take a tour today and test it during COIL’s July 1st meeting.  So, let’s get started and take a look at Bambuser!

…finish reading this post over on the COIL Blog!

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Blogged Participation: Using your blog to its potential!

Blogged Participation is being presented as part of unCOILed, the Community of Oklahoma Instruction Librarian’s yearly workshop.

Welcome to Blogged Participation. Please take a minute to fill out this survey by clicking on the banner below:

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Using pretests on blogs can be accomplished in many fashions. We’ll be taking a look at the 5 most popular blog formats, and the options provided for online polling. We will also examine what outside sources for polling you can use that will insert into your blog by widget or by link, as we used above.

But first, let’s take talk about blogging as an instruction tool.

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What goes onto your blog is entirely up to you and your class needs, and the content is generally not the point of this presentation. However, if you want to know more about blogging in the class room I have a few links for you.

My own class links can be found here.

The University of Central Oklahoma has a wonderful instruction blog that can be found here.

Any questions so far? Please post them in the comments section so we can discuss them at the end of the presentation!

Now, let’s talk about using a poll to dictate the course of the class. Please take a minute to decide:

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Now, let’s examine how to embed polling into each one of these platforms using polls provided by the site.

Each banner has been linked to the website in question. Below each link is a video walk through of embedding polls into each site, but, if you’re joining me in Muskogee for the unconference, be aware that the links contain sound. We will click through each together.

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Click here for a Jing tour of embedding polls in Blogger.

Click here to see an example of Blogged Participation using Blogger.

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Click here for a Jing tour of embedding polls in Lycos Tripod.

Click here to see an example of Blogged Participation using Tripod.

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Click here for a Jing tour of embedding polls in Squarespace.

Click here to see an example of Blogged Participation using Squarespace.

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Click here for a Jing tour of embedding polls in Vox.

Click here to see an example of Blogged Participation using Vox.

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Click here for a Jing tour of embedding polls in WordPress.

You have probably noticed that I have been using a poll unaffiliated with WordPress in order to get your pretest completed and to ascertain which blog we should explore first. There are several sites you can use to create html code for embedded or linked polls. Here are two:

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I prefer Survs, and if you would like a brief walk-through concerning polls on that site click here.

Any questions so far? Please post them in the comments section so we can discuss them at the end of the presentation!

That concludes our workshop tour of embedding polls for pre and post testing into your instruction blog!

We just have one more thing to do….

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