- Nings, Elgg (like MySpace, Facebook and Bebo)
- Scribd, skrbl (collaborative text)
- Google docs (collaborative spreadsheets)
- Flickr, Photobucket, Picassa (images)
- Teachertube, You Tube, Mathtrain (videos)
- Slideshare, Slide, Picturetrail, Animoto (moving images)
- Podcasting, Voicethread (audio)
This page has a collection of various web 2.0 sites, many of which would be considered social networking tools. http://learningweb2.wikispaces.com/Step+Two (Thanks Marg for this link).
But, are all of these tools applicable to maths and science learning? Is trying to use these tools like trying to knit with a knife and fork – they are great tools but for a different purpose, and you end up with an inferior product that is more difficult and takes longer to produce?
Part of the appeal of web 2.0 is it’s new and different, but when it is used often, will it lose this appeal and become another ‘chore’ for students? Hopefully, my research will help me to answer some of these questions – stay tuned!