Web 2.0 Tools
I have been using a variety of web 2.0 tools in my classroom, for personal learning and for collaboration. Check out these examples!
My students use Google Docs to save their files in the cloud and for sharing them in their student portfolios.
I use Google Drive to synchronize my files between my laptop, my workplace computer, and my phone. Drive makes it easy to share and update files on my class website. The collaboration features allow me to quickly develop a document in a team of colleagues.
I introduced wikis with WikiSpaces to my class in 2010. They have since then become very popular in our school for planning activities.
I use Evernote to toss down new ideas, collect interesting web content for a topic in progress, and for my to do lists.
Twitter is a the moment my main way to build my personal learning network.
This seems to shift to Google+ at the moment. So I am on the move.
Delicious was a great way for me to bookmark and organize information from the web. When Delicious dropped its stack concept for organizing bookmarks I switched to Diigo, another bookmarking service.
Diigo allows me organize my bookmarks within lists and to assign tags for searching them. Often I just browse through a page and keep it in one of my lists for further use. Some of my lists of bookmarks I share with my colleagues and students, others I keep private.
I explored to get students post their knowledge simultaneously on Wallwisher .
My students shared their opinions using Vokis.
The web design team of my church that I am heading is using Dropbox to share common files and meeting minutes. Like Google Drive files from my laptop and from any of the other users get synchronized and backed up in the cloud.