Tool 6: Using Web Tools
I made use of Twitter and Today's Meet for this item. I already have a twitter account and using the service twitter feed you can link the article feed from your blog to your twitter account so that students or other colleagues that follow you can know when you've written something new. Here is an example of that:
So you could set up a class website have the students follow a twitter account that would tell them when new information (assignment, etc) was available.
I also made use of today's meet. It's a quick way to set up a discussion board if for example you are having students watch a video that you want them to comment on. Or if you were doing a group data collection activity, they could ask questions of one another about what might be going wrong or verify that everyone is on the right track. Here is a transcript from a sample today's meet.