Using 21st Century Communication Tools in Your Classroom

Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, and Google Docs


Blogs = Personal Writing but also easy web publishing
Wikis = Collaborative Writing but also easy web publishing
http://www.wikipedia.org
Social Bookmarking = Highlight, annotate, and share the web
Google Docs = Office Suite with built-in collaboration

Blogs:
Lots of examples: http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com/2009/01/13/determining-the-top-education-blogs/
Will Richardson: http://weblogg-ed.com/
First Grade Teacher: http://www.butlerville.net/1a/
College Teacher: http://blogs.setonhill.edu/MikeArnzen/
Mabry Middle School: http://www.cobbk12.org/mabry/

Places to Create Blogs:
Blogger: https://www.blogger.com/start
Edublogs: http://edublogs.org/

Wikis:
Lots of examples: http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis
Regions of Virginia: http://regionsofva.wikispaces.com/

Places to Create Wikis:
Wikispaces: http://www.wikispaces.com
PBWiki: http://pbworks.com/academic.wiki

Social Bookmarking:
Welcome to Diigo: http://www.diigo.com

A Wiord about RSS: http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english

Google Docs:
http://docs.google.com