Tools that Enable You to Communicate with Your Students 24-7!

Screen_shot_2011-01-13_at_1.29.14_PM.png Basically your own personal website with an edit button. You can also share rights with others to work collaboratively.

twitter_logo1.gifTwitter is a social networking and microblogging service that allows you to answer the question, "What are you doing?" by sending short text messages 140 characters in length, called "tweets", to your friends, or "followers."

facebook-logo.jpgFacebook is a social networking website intended to connect friends, family, and business associates. It is the largest of the networking sites, with the runner up being MySpace. It began as a college networking website and has expanded to include anyone and everyone. Teachers can utilize Facebook for class projects, for enhancing communication, and for engaging students in a manner that might not be entirely possible in traditional classroom settings.

Screen_shot_2011-06-01_at_4.42.18_PM.png A secure social Learning Network for Teachers & Students

A one-stop-shop where teachers can:
  • Assign & retrieve student work
  • Conduct polls
  • Provide quizzes
  • Share a calendar
  • Create a digital library (digital backpack)
  • Post messages
  • Create a parent connection

Social-Bookmarking-logo.jpgSocial bookmarking is the practice of saving bookmarks to a public Web site and "tagging" them with keywords. Bookmarking, on the other hand, is the practice of saving the address of a Web site you wish to visit in the future on your computer. To create a collection of social bookmarks, you register with a social bookmarking site, which lets you store bookmarks, add tags of your choice, and designate individual bookmarks as public or private. Some sites periodically verify that bookmarks still work, notifying users when a URL no longer functions. Visitors to social bookmarking sites can search for resources by keyword, person, or popularity and see the public bookmarks, tags, and classification schemes that registered users have created and saved.