Saturday, May 22, 2010

100 Ways to Use Social Media in the Classroom

Hardly a day goes by that I don't receive an email from someone who has written a long list post on his or her blog. Usually, I'll just Tweet the link to my followers and that's the end of it. Recently though I received an email informing me of a list post that I feel warrants sharing on Free Technology for Teachers. The post is titled 100 Inspiring Ways to Use Social Media in the Classroom and comes to us from Online Universities. What I like about this list is that it isn't just a list of ideas, but it's a list of ideas linked to real examples of educators using social media in their classrooms. If you're looking for some new ideas for your classroom, check out the list today.

If you like that list make sure you also watch Social Media Revolution 2.

Week in Review - New Email Delivery Option

It looks like it's going to be another beautiful weekend in Maine (have I mentioned that I love living here?) and hopefully it's equally nice wherever you are.

Here are the seven most popular items of the last week:
1. How to Put a Video Editor on Your School's Website
2. Five Ways Students Can Build Multimedia Timelines
3. Google Wave Opens to Everyone - Now It's Useful
4. Goofram - Google and Wolfram Alpha Side by Side
5. Edistorm - Collaborative Brainstorming With Stickies
6. Free Webinar - Creating Websites for Elite Educators
7. Smart Tutor - Elementary Math and Reading Activities

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I want to say thank you to all of the email subscribers who have endured sporadic problems with my email deliveries over the last few weeks. This week I switched to FeedBlitz for email delivery. It's a service that I am paying for, but I'm happy to do so because the customer service has been outstanding so far. I apologize for the duplicate emails some of you may have received, FeedBlitz worked with me yesterday to fix that and no one should receive duplicates from now on. If you're considering an email delivery service for your own mailing list, give FeedBlitz a look. And if you do decide to switch use the promo code "Free" to get a 10% discount. (Disclosure, I do not have any financial affiliation with FeedBlitz).

Another change to Free Technology for Teachers that you may have noticed this week is that in affiliation with PostLearn I'm now offering an education job board. If you're looking for a teaching job or looking to hire a teacher, check out the job board.