Week 5 – Communication tools

Congratulations! You have made it to the half way mark. So far you have started a blog, tried some social bookmarking – many of you have converted to Pinterest –and have learned about VoiceThread and Jing. Last week was a catch up and play week where we suggested even more cool tools you could try. Hopefully you bookmarked the ALA’s Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning.

As importantly, you are in the process of developing a great community to learn and share with into the future. We have enjoyed reading your blog posts and comments. You have reminded us that learning new things takes time and can be frustrating but your enthusiasm for the new tools and your successes have also been inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

Now onto the new. This week we will be looking at ways of communicating with Google Hangouts and Edmodo. Please note that we suggest that you use a webcam and microphone for this week’s tools, but please don’t be intimidated if you don’t have these. Many computers have built-in microphones and some have webcams also.

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