Social Networking

Create your own social network place for your students. Ning will even remove the ads, if you write to them that they are for elementary school students. Great potential to teach our younger students about social networkign in a safe environment.

Twitter is a site that provides you with 140 characters to share what you’re doing right now. They key ingredient to making Twitter work for you is finding and creating a network of friends. Their Tweets will keep you going!

Twiddeo Twiddeo is Twitter plus video.

twit is a new service that works on top of twitter that lets you twitter with pictures or video and also privately send files to your twitter friends (Don't email files, twit+ them!).

Tumblr. Another blogging engine that is designed to encourage tiny little short blog posts, videos, images, and links. A three word tumblr post is not unusal at all. Also useful to bring in your RSS feeds and use it as a central place to organize all of your Flickr photos, bookmarks, blog posts, tweets from Twitter, videos from YouTube, etc.

Snitter! Snitter is "Snook's Twitter": an Adobe AIR-powered application for twittering

Twirl - Another application for twittering

Twitterific Yet another application for twittering.

Twitteroo A PC application for twittering.

GroupTweet GroupTweet allows Malcolm and the gang to send messages via Twitter that are instantly pushed out privately to only the team members.

Quotably An application that helps you to follow the line of conversation in Twitter. - a social bookmarking website

FriendFeed Centralizes produced content by allowing a user to add all of their feeds from many of the most popular web 2.0 tools to one page. Then others can subscribe to a person’s FriendFeed and receive all their updates: blogs, twitter, youtube,, and more.

diigo - Social Annotation - Highlight text on a web page for students to look at, apply sticky notes to pages and share with students and colleagues

Fleck - Interact with pages on the web . Add sticky notes to web pages and then send them to colleagues. You can also post the permalink on your blog. Students can just click on them to see your post-it notes for them.

Flock - a social web browser

Furl - your own personal wayback machine. Furl saves a copy of the webpages you want and you can pull them up from any machine on the Internet

TIGed - "TIGed is short for TakingITGlobal for Educators, a program that provides rich, interactive global learning experiences by leveraging the resources of the world's most popular online community for youth who want to make a difference"