Learning Resources

Check out the following sites to learn about Web 2.0 tools and related practices.

A Complete Guide to Google+’s key features, as well as an introduction to the service and the important things you need to know about it.

Copyright Alliance - Free materials and curricula on copyright issues.

Edutopia's Digital Generation Project presents portraits of young people using digital media plus a variety of related resources.

EFF's Teaching Copyright curriculum is intended to help teachers present the laws surrounding digital rights in a balanced way.

Google Earth for Educators - Guide to using Google Earth in the classroom.

Google Reader for Beginners - Tips on setting up and managing RSS Feeds to your favorite blog and news sites.

IDEO’s Ten Tips For Creating a 21st–Century Classroom Experience.

In Young Minds, Fast Times: The Twenty-First-Century Digital Learner by Marc Prensky.

It's Delightful; It's del.icio.us - by Doug Johnson.

The Big Juicy Twitter Guide by Caroline Middlebrook.

The Four C's of Online Participation by Derek Wenmoth.

Making and Connecting - David Gauntlett argues that through making things offline or online, we make connections with others and increase our engagement with the world.

Newbie's Guide to Flickr by Josh Lowensohn.

Newbie's guide to Twitter by Rafe Needleman.

Check out How to Use Twitter to Grow Your PLN on Edutopia.

One-page Guides on various Web 2.0 tools and services by Tim Davies.

7 Things You Should Know about different Web 2.0 tools and practices from Educause, e.g, see:

Tim O'Reilly's seminal description of "Web 2.0."

10 Things Teachers Should Know to Get Started with Twitter from the Arizona K-12 Center.

10 Easy Tips for Twitter Beginners by Aira Bongco.

Adam S. Bellow's  7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools

10 Steps To Untwangling Twitter To Make It Useful by Jeff Nickles.

Tips for Technophobic Teachers from a 33-year teaching veteran.

Tweetable Art: 10 Twitter Tips for Artists by Natasha Wescoat.

Why are You on Twitter? A 'Twitter 101' Lesson is intended to help newbies understand how to make professional use of Twitter.

Ways to use Wordle in the classroom from Nirvana Rose Watkins

100 interesting ways to use technology in the classroom, by Tom Barrett.

100+ Serious Twitter Tips for Academics from SociableBlog

What Can We Do With Flickr? by Alan Levine.

50 Useful Blogging Tools for Teachers from TeachingTips.com.

Try out these 37 Viral Post Ideas You Can Use by Skellie, to increase traffic to your blog.

When YouTube is blocked (eight ways around) by Joyce Valenza.

Top 10 Web tools for editing digital pictures from CNN.com.

Social Media Tools 101 presents basic information on various tools from blogs to wikis.


The Machine is Us/ing Us - How Web 2.0 changes the way we use our computers.

A Vision of Students Today - Short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today.

A Vision of K-12 Students Today - Are you using technology in engaging ways to help your students develop higher level thinking skills?

In Plain English Series . . .
Blogs in Plain English
Podcasting in Plain English
RSS in Plain English
Social Bookmarking in Plain English
Social Media in Plain English
Twitter in Plain English
Wikis in Plain English
Google Reader in Plain English
Andrew Douch's video on the Benefits of Podcasting.

Animoto Promo covers "What is Animoto? in 60 seconds."

Chris Betcher's introduction to Skype.