Ten different options teachers could pursue this summer for digitally powered professional development. These options are:

1. Join a local (state)or national online learning community. DEN, Ning.com, wikispaces.com, etc.
2. Learn about wikis and create one. PBwiki, Wikispaces.com
3. Create and share digital stories with VoiceThread, Animoto, Vuvox
4. Start using social bookmarking. del.icio.us, Furl.com, Technorati, etc.
5. Join an online professional learning community like Classroom 2.0, and attend the FREE 2008 K-12 Online Conference.
6. Share photos with family and friends on Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket
7. Watch and share outstanding videos online. TeacherTube, YouTube
8. Video conference with family and friends using Skype or iChat.
9. Create and read a customized digital newspaper. Google Reader, Bloglines
10. Learn to text message from a patient teenager.

I am sure there are many many more ideas, but I found these on a teacher listserv somewhere! Or just search around for something else you like at the web2.0 site.

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    Colette Cassinelli said...

    I am collecting examples of how educators are using Voicethread in their classroom or for professional development on a wiki at: http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com/

    My plan is to share these examples with other technology teachers who provide professional development in their schools.

    Feel free to add your own examples or links to resources. Thanks in advance,
    Colette Cassinelli

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