Communication Links and Resources

A selection of communication and collaboration tools.


Global Teacher Blogs - create your own teacher and student blogs via this link.

iGoogle - create a personalised Google search page with links to a variety of tools and applications.

PBWorks - a wiki site to provide content, collaborate, post book reviews, and use a variety of web tools.

Ning - create your own networks for school groups, conference groups, or social groups (note that fees may apply shortly).

Skype - used for free voice and video calls to others on Skype, conference calls, instant messaging, etc.

Twitter - send and receive short messages (Tweets) which contain no more than 140 characters.

Twitter Handbook for Teachers - find out how 140 characters or less could change your teaching.

Wallwisher - create your own 'sticky notes' on a wall. Online communication tool that can be shared and used for brainstorming ideas.

Wikispaces for Teachers - create your own Wiki using the free Wikispaces for Educators tool.


Presentations

Blogs in Plain English - short clip from Common Craft showing how to create a Blog.

iGoogle - step-by-step instructions on setting up your own iGoogle page.

Twitter in Plain English - short clip from Common Craft showing how Twitter works.

Wikis in Plain English - short clip from Common Craft showing how Wikis work.