Social Media

Nice summary of surprising Statistics regarding social networking.

YouTube



An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube by Michael Wesch and the Digital Ethnography Working Group to the Library of Congress June 23, 2008



Flickr

Flickr is a popular image sharing site. Look for images with creativecommons licensing.

Google Docs

With Google Docs, you can create documents, presentations and spreadsheets. Create forms/surveys and record the result in a spreadsheet.
Twenty-one uses of Google Docs in the Classroom.

Etherpad

Etherpad is a fun character by character text editor which allows real-time collaboration.

Concept Mapping

There are a lot of tools to do this online and collaboratively, like MindMeister. See the huge list of tools on the Web2.0 in Education site. A good example is "Using the Internet to Spice Up Your Math Class" by Maria H. Andersen on Mindomo.

Twitter



Twitter is a popular microblogging site. You can keep in touch with your personal learning network. Guy Kawasaki explains why you might want to.

Mashups

Refers to when several web tools are used in combination.
Here is a mashup of Prop 8 donors and Google Maps.

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