I have been asked to a couple of different groups in the next week, and I would be interested to know what you are thinking.
First, I am going to speak to a Citizen's Advisory Council about the use of social media in the elementary classroom. I have a few ways that we use it in our 3rd grade classroom, but I am wondering if you have ideas of things that should be said. I will explain our Classconnect site, our blogging, and our recent Twitter account as places that we have started. Do you have anything that you think should be mentioned?
Also, I am speaking to our staff about Web 2.0 tools. I have a short time, and I want to share easy sites that I know they will be able to use easily. I am thinking about Wallwisher, Wordle/Tagxedo, and ClassConnect. Some of our teachers are very tech savvy, but not all, so I am thinking I will hopefully give everyone one new thing to take away. Is there a tool that I am forgetting about? What would you share with your staff in 20 minutes?
I am excited to spread my passion for technology to these groups, but I don't want to overwhelm anyone or make them feel like it takes something special to use these sites. I want something easy that they can use and understand. Am I on the right track?