Student Reflection Tools

VoiceThread a program that encourages reflection

Social Media

Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media by Jon Dron & Terry Anderson from Athabasca University – free .pdf download of textbook whole book or by chapter

Ning (build your own community) home page

Piazza online question and answer platform home page

Twitter for Beginners (6:18 minute video)

Twitter sign up site

28 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

Google Drive, Docs, Sites, Apps etc.

Google Apps Documentation and Support

Video Tutorials

Google Docs in Plain English (2:50 minute video)

Google Docs Sharing and Collaborating Tutorial (8:22 video) (low audio level, turn up your audio)

Editing Google Docs Simultaneously (first 3 min of the video for Docs, followed by spreadsheets total 5:44 video)

Print Tutorials

Google Docs Basics

Share and Collaborate on Documents


A Few Good Blogging Tools from TechSoup

Picking the Best Platform for Teachers free blogging by Richard Byrne

A Complete Guide to Blogging for Teachers .pdf download from Richard Byrne

The Ultimate Guide to Using Blogging in Teaching

Build Your Own Teacher’s Blog


Introduction to Wikis (5:15 minute video )

Creating Wiki using Google Sites (13:20 minute video )