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ELI’s 7 Things You Should Know Series

Awesome series of two-page information sheets on a variety of current tech applications and concepts put together by the Educause Learning Initiative.  Learn about VoiceThread, Skype, LuLu, Flickr, Second Life, and more!

7 Things You Should Know About…

If you have trouble accessing pages at the above link (I did), you can view all of the info sheets at the following link as well.

ELI 7 Things You Should Know – 52 Resources


Filed under: blog, microblogging, photo sharing, podcasting, rss, social bookmarking, social media, web2.0


Twitter in Plain English from CommonCraft.com:


Wikipedia article on Microblogging

How Twitter Works

From Here to Tweeternity: A Practical Guide to Getting Started on Twitter from Stepcase Lifehack

Newbie’s guide to Twitter from Cnet’s Webware

TinyURL.com – shorten long URLs

6 Tips for Using the @ Sign in Twitter

How to Use Twitter:

Twitter Search in Plain English from CommonCraft.com:

Filed under: microblogging, social media, twitter, web2.0

Social Bookmarking

Social Bookmarking in Plain English from CommonCraft.com:

Social Bookmarking article in Wikipedia


Simply Del.icio.us! by David Muir (a how-to guide)

Social Bookmarking Tools from TeachingHacks.com

David Warlick’s Del.icio.us Guide

Becoming a Delicious Power User

Social Bookmarking with Del.icio.us:

Filed under: delicious, social bookmarking, social media, web2.0

Social Media Revolution

Just discovered Eric Qualman’s video on YouTube called Social Media Revolution. It’s awesome – check it out!

Filed under: social media, web2.0

Examples of Using Social Media in the Classroom

The following links illustrate how others are using social media in their classrooms (at all grade levels):

Filed under: blog, rss, social media, twitter, web2.0

What is Web 2.0/Social Media?

What is Web2.0 from O’Reilly Media (the folks who coined the term Web2.0)

Web 2.0 – An Intro in 5 Minutes by Dr. Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State Univeristy:

Social Media in Plain English from CommonCraft.com:

Learn More About Web 2.0/Social Media:
What is Social Media from About.com

What is Web 2.0 from About.com

The Web in Numbers: The Rise of Social Media from Mashable

The 4Cs of Social Media

Filed under: social media, web2.0

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