The Read/Write Web: In which the Web is seen as a two-way medium, where people are both readers and writers. The main catalyst for this is social software, allowing communication and collaboration between two or more people. (

  Educating the Net Generation
  Guardian Unlimited, Tuesday June 20, 2006
  Weblogg-ed Presentation - Read Write Web

Blog/WebLog: a web page containing brief, chronologically arranged items of information. A blog can take the form of a diary, journal, what's new page, or links to other web sites. (Peter Scott, Internet Librarian 2001)

Weblogs provide a communication space that teachers can utilize with students whenever there is a curriculum need to develop writing, share ideas and reflect on work being undertaken in the classroom. (Weblogs in the Classroom)

  7 Things You Should Know About Blogs
  Ann Davis's Weblog Projects
  Blogs 4 Teachers
  Improving Instruction Through the Use of Weblogs
  Teach with Tech K-12 Blogging Resources
  Weblogg-ed Presentation - Weblogs
  Writing Blog Central
  A Difference
EduBlog Insights
  TAL Weblog
  Teachers' Lounge
  Teach with Tech

Wikis provide unique collaborative opportunities for education. Combining freely accessible information, rapid feedback, simplified HTML, and access by multiple editors, wikis are being rapidly adopted as an innovative way of constructing knowledge. (Encyclopedia of Educational Technology)

Teachers and students can use password protected wikis to share ideas to create a dynamic digital information resource.

  7 Things You Should Know About Wikis
  For Teachers New to Wikis
  Teach with Tech K-12 Wiki Resources
  The Wonderful World of Wikis
  Using wikis in education
  Weblogg-ed Presentation - Wikis
  Cats Eye Study Guide Wiki
  High School Online Collaborative Writing
  Holocaust Wiki Project
  Model Schools Wiki
  Pre-Cal 40S Wiki Solutions Manual
  Edu Lounge
  The Teachers' Lounge
  EduTech Wiki
  Seed Wiki
  Wikispaces for Educators

RSS is a technology that allows educators to subscribe to "feeds" of the content that is created on the Internet. Rather than searching the Internet for content, RSS brings the content to the subscriber. RSS lets us read and connect with what others write. (Will Richardson)

An RSS Aggregator collects and organizes the content generated via the RSS feed. (Will Richardson)

Collective feeds can be combined to keep related work together such as individual student's classroom Weblogs.

  50+ RSS Ideas for Educators (Quentin D'Souza, Teaching Hacks)
  RSS: A Quick Start Guide for Educators (Will Richardson, Weblogg-ed)
  RSS Resource Page
  The ABCs of RSS
  Weblogg-ed Presentation - RSS
  Wikipedia - Aggregator
  Mozilla Live Bookmarks
  RSS News Aggregators Directory
  RSS Mix

Online bookmarking services allow you to save links, annotate them with unique key words "tags" to organize them, and share them with the world. These services take all of the entries that are tagged the same way and connect them, and then connect all of the people who posted those links in the first place. Social bookmarking connects us with what others read and consequently allows us to tap into the work of others to support out own learning. (Will Richardson)

  7 Things You Should Know About Social Bookmarking
  Absolutely - Complete Tools Collection
  Education World - Social Bookmarking
  Frequently Answered Questions - Social Bookmarking in Education
  H2O Playlist - Social Bookmarking for Education
  Weblogg-ed Presentation - Social Bookmarking
  Zoom Clouds
  Scuttledu (Open-source links manager runs off your own server and restricts access)
  Multipost Bookmarklet Tool (simultaneously save links to multiple bookmarking sites)

Students and teachers can include digital images in the content they create and publish to the Web. Flickr is probably the best online photo management and sharing tool. Flickr allows users to add tags and notes to organize their photos and other users can make comments about their work. When publishing images to the Web, privacy options can be selected to make viewing and sharing access restricted to your class alone.

  Classroom Uses of Flickr
  Different kinds of images to teach art history -- from Flickr
  Edugadget - Classroom Uses of Flickr
  Flickr Creative Commons - Classroom Use
  Flickr: Photo Sharing and Community Building
  Tech Learning - Flickr: The Promise of Social Networks
  Flickr Creative Common
  The Great Flickr Tools Collection
  Flat Stanley Project on Flickr
  Jane Goodall's Camp on Flickr Dioram on Flickr
  My first use of Flickr in class Merode Altarpiece on Flickr

Digital voice and video files can be produced and published on the Internet allowing students to communicate in a number of different media. RSS allows people to subscribe to podcasts and videoblogs.

Podcasts are radio shows that are downloaded over the Internet; all that is required to do this is a digital audi recorder that can create an MP3 file, server space to host the file, a blog, and a message.

A videoblog, or vlog, is a Web log (blog) that uses video rather than text or audio as its primary media source; videoblogs are usually accompanied by text or still images.

  7 Things You Should Know About Podcasting
  Bit by Bit Seedlings Podcasts
  Education Podcast Network
  Education World Podcasting Resources
  Kidcast - Podcasting in the Classroom
  Podcasting in Education  
  Students and teachers tune in to podcasts January 27, 2006
  Weblogg-ed Presentation - Pod & Vodcasting
  Brandon's Podcast Page
  Coley Cast - The Official Podcasts of Room 34
  Radio Willow Web
  Room 208
  Swansea Public School Podcasts
  7 Things You Should Know About Videoblogging
  How to Videoblog
  Jen's Videoblogging Resources Page
  Podcasting & Videoblogging Resources
  Videoblogging K-12 Education
  Wikipedia - Vlog
  Audacity Demo from Educause
  Creative Commons

Many of the resources listed above are from Will Richardson's most recent publication, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms. Copies of the book are available in Yukon schools.