Here's a group list of resources online for teachers

At St. Hilda’s and St. Hugh’s today, I’m talking with an extraordinary group of teachers at a NYSAIS workshop. The topic is using technology in teaching. We’re going to build a list of resources we’ve talked about today for posterity. Who’s first?

A meta resource for technology and education, including sharing of information and tools and the like

An RSS aggregator with a social component

Another RSS aggregator


A tagging service and search engine


A course management system or content management system, which is open source

Second Life

A virtual world in which some classes are taught


A wiki service, related to Wikipedia


Another wiki service

Creative Commons search

A means of finding works online that you can re-use in the classroom, or that your students could use


A new blog on tech and teaching

A best-of-breed, free/open source rotisserie discussion system

H20 Playlists

A place to share reading lists, course syllabuses, and the like, with support for cool things like OPML

Knowledge@Wharton on social networking sites

I’m not sure it’s all right, but a provocative piece about Facebook & co. at the excellent Knowledge@Wharton site, with lots of quotes from Kevin Werbach, who usually is right. The implication is that they will become the victims of their own success, expand too far, and the digital natives will leave them for the Next Hot Thing.

The short study says: “Underneath Facebook’s expansion plans is a conundrum facing any social networking site: How do these companies expand into new markets without losing what originally made the site popular and alienating their existing customers? For instance, if a site starts out as a trendy online hangout for young people and then begins courting senior citizens, it is unlikely its initial customer base will stick around, say experts at Wharton.

“Couple that dilemma with the fact that social sites’ business models are already fragile, and a loss of focus could be fatal.”