Over the past several works I have been exploring Web 2.0 tools for a graduate course in Educational Leadership. While I have used some of these tools before, I am just now realizing their potential in education and life in general, for that matter. For instance, last week I spent over an hour remotely working on my father-in-law's computer using https://join.me/. He is over 3 hours away, but with this tool I was able to not only view, but also take control of his computer screen allowing me to solve several problems he was having. I was also able to create a 5 minute training session using http://www.screenr.com/. For more examples of these tools, visit my Google site (also created during this course) at https://sites.google.com/site/breckquarles/. Or, for a more comprehensive list, visit the Livebinder (another web 2.0 tool) page Web Tools for Teachers by Type.
These tools are being used by teachers more and more. Just this morning, I walked into a summer school class and the teacher was using Edmodo to present lessons and track progress. The tools named above are just a few of the myriad of free or low-cost web 2.0 applications available for educators. Now, I would like to find out how others are using these tools to impact learning.