Teachers Connect

student-social-network.jpgLearning for All:

Conversations, Collaboration,
and Choice Through Technology


Service

Benefits

Examples

Wikis

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  • Collaborative Environment
  • Easy to Use
  • Loads of Embeddable Functions

  1. Visual Blooms
  2. Voicethread wiki (and why you need a PLN )
  3. Explaining Wikis (with JogThe Web.com)
  4. Educon

Ours:
Mike's: http://mikefisher.pbworks.com/
Paula's: http://paulawhite.wikispaces.com
Becky's: http://acpsipod.wikispaces.com

Nings

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  • Facebook-like interface
  • Lots of features such as blogs, forums, and notes for multiple opportunities to interact.
  • Embeddable Functions
  • Chat Enabled for further collaboration/conversation

  1. Educators PLN
  2. Classroom 2.0

Blogs

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  • Good for response discussion
  • Online journaling
  • Embeddable Functions
  • Sharing and collaborating around best practices
  • Enhancing each other's professional practice

  1. @mwacker's Posterous
  2. Co Op Catalyst (Just Lauched!)
  3. Weblogg-ed

Ours:
Digigogy
Calculus of the Classroom
Reflections of the TZSTeacher

Collaborative Writing Spaces

  • Equal voices
  • Asynchronous-can happen when time
  • Learning from each other
  • Ease of access
  • Modeling for non-educators
  • Power of re-visioning

  1. ACPS Tech Plan
Google Docs
Etherpad
Twitter

Social Bookmarking

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  • Save bookmarks and favorites online
  • Easily share bookmarks with others
  • Create networks of users around content you care about
  • Find targeted, focused information, minimizing search time
  • Create "tagged" field trips / virtual field trips easily